RAPID Site Retirement

Dear Colleagues,


In support of the decision to create Organizational Excellence (OE) capacity across the University of Washington by creating a shared change support service including staff from Office of Research, Finance & Facilities, and Organizational Excellence, we have decided to consolidate the RAPID website with the Organizational Excellence website. 


Effective November 6th, you will be directed to the Organizational Excellence website.  A message on the RAPID website will also show this information. Save this new link: Organizational Excellence and share this message with impacted employees / staff.


The office of Organizational Excellence is part of Planning & Management led by Senior Vice President Paul Jenny.  OE is led by Associate Vice President Ruth Johnston and Director Sherry Steinaway.  Services previously offered via the RAPID team are now included in the Organizational Excellence service offerings. The primary focus for the coming year is to support the Provost’s Transforming Administration Programwith the top priority being implementation of the new HR/Payroll enterprise system. As a result, OE may not be able to support all requests as quickly as usual and/or will refer as appropriate. For new requests, please contact Ruth Johnston (ruthj@uw.edu). For work underway, please continue to work with your existing contact. 



Organizational Excellence leaders

Ruth Johnston, Associate Vice President

Sherry Steinaway, Director