Daniel Rivera has been with UofL Health for two and a half years. As an HRIS analyst within UofL Health – Human Resources, he wears many hats. Anytime there was an issue with UltiPro, whether it is data going to an employee, a vendor or another department within the organization, an HRIS analyst must be informed of how the organization and its data relay a story to our end users.
All data that is sent from our organization to our vendors, like Huron, Concur, Workday, UltiPro, RecogNation, etc. are built, managed and delivered by the HRIS team. This team experiences new challenges every day and it’s their job to ensure that our employees can deliver the best patient care possible.
Before Workday was announced, his key role was to support UofL Health – UofL Physicians as well as fix our integrations within Business Intelligence. He helped create ad hoc reports so leadership throughout the organization could make informed business decisions.
Since the start of Workday, Daniel, along with other members of the HRIS team have been tasked to migrate all data out of UltiPro into Workday through constant data scrubbing, manipulation and hard work. Daniel’s presence throughout the project has been integral in the completion and rollout of Workday for UofL Health.
“My favorite thing about UofL Health is the endless amounts of opportunities to learn about our organization,” said Daniel. “But, more importantly, the impact that UofL Health has on our community and the opportunity to grow the city of Louisville as a socio-economic stronghold in our region of the United States is wonderful.”
Daniel proudly represents UofL Health by knowing we can enable our employees and their families to receive higher education through the University of Louisville so they can change not only their lives, but generations to come.
Daniel’s goal while at UofL Health is to continue to learn and adapt into the best and most well-rounded human resources professional he can become.
“We live in a time when data and analytics tell a story, so my goal is to continuously learn more about what drives UofL Health and be able to report and deliver strategic answers to provide our leaders with the tools necessary to lead this organization to the next level,” Daniel explained.
Our mission is an important piece of Daniel’s work. Working for a health care institution taught him so much about our community, but it has taught him more about himself and how important compassion and empathy play a part in our day-to-day lives.
“The smallest kind gesture to our staff or a patient can be the difference in the day being good versus. bad,” Daniel said.
Daniel is currently attending Central Michigan University (Go Chippewas!) to obtain his master of business administration (MBA) degree. He is an alum of Trinity High School and Arizona State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Did you know that Daniel is a 1.6 handicap golfer with a career low of 69 at the University of Louisville Golf Club? His other hobbies include pinball, cycling and watching University of Kentucky football.
When unwinding or just kicking back over the weekend, you may catch him reading Think Again by Adam Grant or his favorite book from J.K. Rowling’s hit Harry Potter series, The Prisoner of Azkaban. If he’s not deep into the world of his book, he streams New Girl or Naruto.
If he’s not listening to one of Brittney Spears’ greatest hits, he is also currently listening to Fore Play Golf, a weekly podcast for the common golfer.
Do you know Japanese? Daniel is looking to expand his language selections. You could have a lesson over a meal of steak and eggs, which is his favorite meal of all occasions.
If you see Daniel out and about, don’t be shy. Be sure to say “Hello!”, and ask how he feels about Itachi or his favorite Nick Miller phrase.