The Deputy Commissioner is the chief fiscal and administrative leader for the department and is responsible for developing comprehensive fiscal and administrative policies, for system-wide budgetary requests, for overseeing funding transfer processes, for system-wide employee and labor relations, and for managing the Commonwealth’s retirement plans that benefit employees in higher education.
The Deputy Commissioner serves as the point person for the Board of Higher Education’s Fiscal Affairs and Administrative Policy (FAAP) Committee, as the primary point of contact on all budgetary and operational issues with multiple state agencies and with the legislature, and as the liaison to CFOs at the state’s public campuses, particularly those at the fifteen Community Colleges and nine State Universities. The Deputy Commissioner serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and routinely partners with the other team members to ensure that the essential work of the DHE is effectively resourced, supported, relevant, accurately communicated, and meets all Massachusetts requirements. >> More
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