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Best Practices for Adopting a Cloud Service Offering in Federal Agencies

Best Practices for Adopting a Cloud Service Offering in Federal Agencies

May 22, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedRAMP

There are several benefits to working with a cloud service offering from a FedRAMP authorized vendor. There are cost savings in shifting to the cloud and a highly visible security process, and the FedRAMP process makes it possible to evaluate previously vetted offerings, focusing specifically on...

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Measuring Success in Competitive Integrated Employment Approach

Measuring Success in Competitive Integrated Employment Approach

May 15, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: data collection

Following the enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in 2014, states have been tasked with implementing improved services for Americans with significant barriers to employment, including individuals with disabilities, into high quality jobs and careers and help...

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Three Persistent Federal Hiring Challenges

Three Persistent Federal Hiring Challenges

May 08, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: workforce planning

The Federal Government has long been known for the time it takes to hire and onboard new employees to fill vacancies. Prior to 2012 hire and onboard time had decreased for several consecutive years The average time to get hired in the United States is just 23 days.

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The Limits of Current Technology in Federal HR Processes

The Limits of Current Technology in Federal HR Processes

May 01, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

Federal HR has several unique requirements that influence the way technology can be deployed. Not only must all information technology used by the Federal Government meet Section 508 compliance, requiring accessibility for those with disabilities; it may require authorization to operate in...

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Challenges Faced by Federal Agencies Addressing HR Technology Gaps

Challenges Faced by Federal Agencies Addressing HR Technology Gaps

Apr 27, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

Federal HR technology is a challenge for many agencies, if only because until recently, it wasn’t readily available. Most software and technology tools used by federal agencies weren’t specifically designed for government use, and it showed. But with the increased focus at the executive level to...

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How Many Hours Does Your Agency Spend Processing Paperwork Each Year?

How Many Hours Does Your Agency Spend Processing Paperwork Each Year?

Apr 24, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

It’s a question many agencies ask – just how much time is spent every year processing paperwork that could be re-purposed to one-on-one interaction and engagement with agency employees? With recent mandates such as Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memo 17-22 directing agencies to improve...

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Common Issues Faced by State Agencies in Data Collection

Common Issues Faced by State Agencies in Data Collection

Apr 20, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: data collection

State agencies in many cases lack the tools needed to properly manage data collection sharing from service providers on employment outcomes of individuals with disabilities. The gap between the tools being used and the output required means ineffective data evaluation, lack of standards between...

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Accurate Migration of Paper-Based Data to a New Automated System

Accurate Migration of Paper-Based Data to a New Automated System

Apr 17, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: employee and labor relations

Paper-based processes in case tracking have several limitations, but it can be challenging to make the move to an automated system. With years of data collected in spreadsheets across your organization, the prospect can seem daunting to agencies with limited time and resources.

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Shifting from On-Premises Federal HR Systems to the Cloud

Shifting from On-Premises Federal HR Systems to the Cloud

Apr 13, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

Today’s federal HR needs are greater than ever, and on-premises systems are frequently unable to meet them. This can lead to slow downs, drops in productivity, and general inefficiencies that cloud platforms are designed to address.

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How Rigid Software Can Reduce Efficiency in Federal Agencies

How Rigid Software Can Reduce Efficiency in Federal Agencies

Apr 10, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

Software is designed to reduce bottlenecks and increase efficiency, but to do so, it needs to meet the specific needs of the people and organizations it is designed to help. This is even more important in the Federal Government, in which large agencies have established processes and several...

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