Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Modern Mission Critical Series
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
RetireEZ proving to be hard
Thursday - 4/23/2009, 8:48pm EDT
The U.S. Government is simply not keeping up with the times in the way it keeps records of retirement planning for federal employees.
So says the Government Accountability Office, which has conducted a review of the way the Office of Personnel Management is running the Retirement Systems Modernization, or RetireEZ, program.
The GAO, which has been studying this matter since last year, has come to the conclusion that OPM has been ineffective in transitioning from a paper-based system of record-keeping.
In an interview with Chris Dorobek and Francis Rose on Thursday's Daily Debrief, Valerie Melvin, Director of Information Management and Human Capital Issues at the Government Accountability Office, said that OPM has come up with neither an overall plan nor even a schedule for implementing the retirement systems modernization.
Melvin added that OPM needs to set up specific benchmarks for progress:
It's really (about) establishing in a quantifiable and measurable way what it is you want to achieve by a certain time frame, whether it's a specific capability by a certain date, whether it's to be able to process a certain number of the retirement applications in terms of percentages that you receive.
Melvin explained that this could be done incrementally: the agency could choose to implement one benchmark at a time by a date certain, at which point both successes and failures in the process could be more easily identified.
She added that the GAO already has the authority it needs from Congress to continue monitoring OPM's progress in implementing RetireEZ.
On the Web:
(Copyright 2009 by FederalNewsRadio.com. All Rights Reserved.)