Congratulations to the TTUHSC Human Resources Department for receiving the 2005 prestigious College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, Excellence in Human Resources Management Award. A first for institutions in the Texas Tech System, the award recognizes the TTUHSC Human Resources Department for the implementation of 37 strategic opportunities to improve and enhance the effectiveness of HR and improve customer satisfaction with institutional HR services. The HR Department accepted the recommendations of the Presidential People First Committee as a challenge and opportunity to map out the future of HR at the institution. In the process, the HR Department has acquired and implemented products and services designed to meet the future needs for HR services for the institution and its employees. Some of the new products and services include an online application process, online leave accounting and online payroll soon will be available. All the services are designed to provide HR information and services to a multi-campus system and the institution’s remote employee populations working in numerous locations throughout West Texas.