Washington University has remarkable IT Staff. Your service and dedication does not go unrecognized.
It is important for local IT staff to understand that any change in IT organization affiliation is specifically tied to the type of IT work you do. IT functions that remain with local IT are mission unique, and the type of IT work WashU IT will manage are the commodity end user and infrastructure services.
During unit migrations, local IT will work with the WashU IT implementation teams to migrate all computers, devices, servers, and users to the Shared IT Services environment. Staff transition happens at the end of the unit implementation.
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.