The UWI, Mona Campus_Annual Report 2021-2022

Intracampus Services Mona-Tech Engineering Services (MTES) MTES is now in its seventh year of operations. In the 2021-2022 academic year, MTES provided the following services to the University: - Oversight for the management and maintenance services of the Cogeneration Plant; - Air Conditioning maintenance and repair services to the Mona and WJC Campuses. All split and window units were serviced at least twice per year, creating an estimated energy savings of over J$30,000,000 per year.

Restructuring Exercises Mona Social Services/UWI Community Film Project (MSS/ UWICFP) The Mona Social Services/UWI Community Film Project is an incorporation of two specialized areas, ‘Community Development’ and ‘Film Production’. The benefit of the merger of the two Units realised a reduction in its budget by over 17 percent. Additionally, the new Unit has increased its financial well-being through increased grant funding and surplus initiatives, which amounted to approximately US$120,000.

expenditure of J$15,178,259.97 for the period August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022. This resulted in a cumulative surplus of J$20,034,915.98. West Indies Economic Conference (WECON) 2022 The fourth staging of the Department of Economics’ WECON, was held from March 10 to 11, 2022 via the Whova event app management online platform. The major sponsors of the conference were the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB), Sygnus Group, and the Bank of Jamaica. The conference amassed a net income of J$850,000 from sponsorships and registration fees.

such as the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures’ Lunch Hour Classes in French and Spanish (delivered online during 2021-2022); Beginner’s Business French and Spanish for staff at the Victoria Mutual Building Society; the Jamaican Language Unit’s consultancies; the Caribbean Centre for Educational Planning’s consultancies; and the International English Language Testing Services. The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures also offered translation and interpreting services. Income Generating and Cost Savings Strategies at the Library The Reprographic Services Unit (RESU) and the Preservation and Conservation Unit at the Main Library, were instrumental in generating J$5,260,154 and J$332,477 respectively. Testing Services The International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences (ICENS) generates income through its major commercial activity of Thermoluminescence Dosimetry (TLD) services. Thermoluminescence dosimetry (TLD) is widely used to monitor occupational exposed radiation workers. ICENS has, for the last 30 years, been offering this service to users from various radiation applications across the region (Barbados, Cayman, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Dominica). These applications include: medical (diagnostic and intervention), industry (oil and gas, bauxite, construction, cement), security (border patrol), and research (X-Ray Fluorescence and X-Ray Diffraction). The TLD services added a total of thirteen new customers, with an additional seventy-two personnel being monitored during the reporting period. Over this period, there were eighteen radiation surveys, four orphan radioactive source recoveries, and several training and sensitisation sessions offered to various clients. As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic eased, there was a notable uptick in the number of samples submitted by the medical cannabis industry for analysis to meet regulatory requirements. Annual estimated revenue for TLD services was J$24,000,000.00. FSS Weekend Programme The Faculty of Social Sciences Weekend Programme generated an income of J$35,213,175.95, and an

Process Adjustments Rationalisation of the Administration of Benefits


External Funding Acquired by Staff for Research

While The University of the West Indies prides itself on offering attractive benefits to its employees, it is important that these benefits are administered efficiently, and consistent with the agreements and regulations that govern them. This will avoid wastage and reduce the University’s liability to its staff. This is particularly important within the context of the Campus’ continued tight financial situation. During the course of the year under review, the Office of the Campus Registrar (OCR) reviewed and tightened the administration of several benefits to staff including leave and tuition exemption. With respect to leave, balances were reconciled and departments mandated to roster staff to allow them to take their leave. This eliminated/reduced existing balances, and prevented accumulation of leave beyond the agreed/statutory limits. In addition, a new regime for the treatment of Assisted Passage Leave was approved by the Campus Finance and General Purpose Committee (F&GPC), for instances where Administrative, Technical & Service staff transitioned to the Academic, Senior Administrative & Professional category. The administration of Tuition Exemption was also streamlined to be consistent with the various Collective Bargaining Agreements. These measures will not deny our employees their legitimate benefits, but ensure that the benefits are accessed as intended.

External Funding Acquired by Faculty 2021-2022 Academic Year

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