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Welcome aboard!

posted Oct 7, 2013, 1:55 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 8, 2013, 12:01 AM ]
DG's letter to IRRI staff

Dear colleagues, 

Today we have  reached a milestone in the implementation of the One Corporate System. OCS, our new and integrated way to manage projects, human resources, and finances, is now live at IRRI headquarters.

Following our involvement with the CGIAR Consortium Board meeting last week, it is also worth remembering that OCS is a collaboration with eight CGIAR centers, and the CGIAR Consortium office. IRRI is one of the centers that took the lead in developing OCS. It is one example of reforming the way we work, it is not the solution to all our problems, but I am confident that it will improve our processes with the country offices, and our collaboration across CGIAR centers and research programs.

I want to thank our people at IRRI who have worked behind the scenes for many years, and through some difficult times, to bring us to this point of adopting a new integrated system. The rest of us now have to do our part and start learning and using OCS. We’ve now really taken off with the start of OCS. Welcome aboard everyone!

Dr. Robert S. Zeigler
Director General
International Rice Research Institute