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Financial Benefits of Working with a FedRAMP Compliant CSP

Financial Benefits of Working with a FedRAMP Compliant CSP

Jun 20, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedRAMP

For federal agencies considering technology changes for their HR operations, there are many benefits to selecting a cloud service provider who has already gone through the process of becoming FedRAMP compliant.

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How to Scale Data Collection with a Cloud Based Solution

How to Scale Data Collection with a Cloud Based Solution

Jun 12, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: data collection

When done manually, the data collection process can be slow and inconsistent. State agencies often rely on a single point of contact at a third-party provider, who may not follow best practice for submission of that data.

If that individual leaves the organization, it can create a gap in the...

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Three Step Process to Identify and Improve Data Collection Efforts in State Governments

Three Step Process to Identify and Improve Data Collection Efforts in State Governments

Jun 05, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: data collection

Large-scale employment programs at the state level require a significant investment by State Governments, many of which have applied for technical assistance under Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP).

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What it Takes to Acquire and Maintain FedRAMP Authorization

What it Takes to Acquire and Maintain FedRAMP Authorization

May 29, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedRAMP

Since 2012, federal agencies have worked with cloud service providers (CSPs) who have been authorized by the FedRAMP program, managed by the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) to ensure the same high standards of security and implementation for all Cloud Service Offerings (CSOs).

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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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