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New Director of Best Practices Initiative

The University and Locals 34 and 35 are pleased to welcome Jane Savage as the new director of Best Practices.  Savage will be supporting the Best Practices Initiative and labor-management partnership between Yale and Locals 34 and 35, Federation of University Employees, UNITE HERE.  To date, joint Best Practices projects have been undertaken at Yale in Athletics, Dining Services, Yale Animal Resources Center, Center for British Arts, the Library, Yale University Health Services, Internal Medicine, Yale Medical Group, and Facilities, and Savage will be working with the parties to expand the initiative.  An alumna of the Yale School of Management, Savage comes to her new position with experience consulting on a variety of organization development and labor management efforts.  These included healthcare organizations involved in a partnership between the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York and 1199 SEIU, as well as Fortune 500 apparel, chemical, and auto supply manufacturers partnering with UNITE HERE.

Most recently, Savage worked at the Cornell University ILR School Extension Division where she assisted its leadership team in undertaking significant changes to their mission and services, managed the Organizational Change Group, and co-founded and directed a change management training program for HR/OD professionals, consultants, and managers.