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The Modernization, Improvement, and Transformation Initiative Project

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​T he San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) began the Modernization, Improvement, and Transformation Initiative (MITI) to transform and modernize the areas of business operations, finance, payroll, human resources for the local educational agencies (LEAs) and the county office.  The MITI team is comprised of subject-matter experts in business operations, finance, payroll, human resources, and technology.

The MITI project began in January 2011.  In order to determine the very best solution for schools throughout the county, input and collaboration among school districts and county office personnel was imperative.  Throughout an extensive requirements gathering and request for proposal process, the SDCOE contracted to implement Oracle/PeopleSoft 9.2 Human Capital Management, Finance, and Hyperion Budgeting.  Phase 1 was complete January 2017 with the total implementation of 55 LEAs.  Phase 2 – Recruitment; Projects, Grants, and Contracts; and Business Intelligence is scheduled to be complete by Spring 2018. 

Included with the project effort, MITI is comprised of the Post Implementation Team and the Customer Resource Center.  The Post Implementation Team has the change management focus of supporting the LEAs with the integration of the system within their business practices.  The Customer Resource Center has the very important responsibility of supporting districts through the help desk and training efforts.  Public education is a $4 billion enterprise in San Diego County, and it is vital that the very best business operations, finance, payroll, and human resources practices are employed to support that enterprise.