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If it works, kill it: How bureaucracy stops progress

Bureaucracies may be good at some things, but they always excel at one self-preservation, says Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , shared services , FITARA , management , commentary

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 03:52pm EDT

HHS trying to untangle itself from typical shared services shortcomings

The Department of Health and Human Services is suffering from what many believe are the two major reasons why shared services continues to lag in government.

Tags: financial management , HHS , Ned Holland , Brad Huther , HUD , shared services , Partnership for Public Service , Deloitte , OMB , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:51am EDT

Shared services report reveals CFOs' skepticism

In a new report, the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte Consulting say the Obama administration needs to increase accountability and guidance if it wants agencies to embrace shared service providers. The study draws from interviews with 18 high-level officials, most of them chief financial officers.

Tags: shared services , Partnership for Public Service , Deloitte , CFO , financial management , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 06:00pm EDT
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Quehl: Public-private partnerships can drive shared services success

The push for shared services gets more momentum, as the push to save money and improve performance gets heavier emphasis from the Office of Management and Budget. Public-private partnerships are proving to be a win-win for both parties at all levels of government. Scott Quehl, senior principal at Accenture Federal Services and former chief financial officer at the Commerce Department, is writing about the junction of shared services and public-private partnerships. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he lays out the reasons shared services should get more attention.

Tags: Scott Quehl , Accenture Federal Services , shared services , In Depth , financial management

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 05:34pm EDT
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OMB's Dave Mader: A 'zealot' for shared services

The controller in the Office of Management and Budget says the next two years are critical for financial management shared services. Mader said along with Treasury, OMB will be determining how best to get agencies to move to one of four federal providers.

Tags: management , David Mader , OMB , exclusive , shared services , GSA , USDA , Treasury , financial management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 06:39pm EST
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Online Chat: Joe Klimavicz, CIO, Justice Department

Joe Klimavicz, the Justice Department's chief information officer, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss his IT priorities around shared services, data center consolidation, hiring, and improving and standardizing IT portfolio management.

Tags: Joe Klimavicz , DoJ , online chat , technology , CIO , information technology , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO , Symantec , Data center consolidation , shared services , hiring , digital services

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 01:00pm EST

New coalition helps agencies 'pick up the pace' on shared services

Shared services providers could potentially save the federal government $50 billion per year, according to John Marshall, founder and CEO of a newly-created coalition. The Shared Services Leadership Coalition (SSLC), launched Tuesday, will help the government quickly consolidate several agency-specific platforms into a few government-wide ones.

Tags: John Marshall , shared services , financial management , Shefali Kapadia , Federal Drive , Shared Services Leadership Coalition

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 11:38am EST
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John Marshall, CEO, Shared Services Leadership Coalition

Everyone seems to agree: The use of shared services could save government agencies a lot of time and money. As the reasoning goes, why should multiple agencies have separate and expensive HR or financial systems all doing essentially the same functions? John Marshall is the founder and CEO of the Shared Services Leadership Coalition. This long-term federal senior executive joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to share some ideas for shared services.

Tags: John Marshall , Shared Services Leadership Coalition , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , shared services , management

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 09:47am EST
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Justice applying lessons learned in kindergarten to IT

Joe Klimavicz, the Justice Department's chief information officer, said shared services needs to be part of the culture of the organization. His office launched version 1 of the IT shared services catalog late last year.

Tags: technology , Justice Department , Joe Klimavicz , shared services , workforce , Customer service , cloud computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 10:08am EST
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OMB pushing agencies to use single system for online transactions

The Office of Management and Budget is circulating a draft memo to CFOs to all-but-mandate the use of the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) run by the Treasury Department. Sources say agencies would have to justify to OMB why they wouldn't use the IPP. It's part of the administration's effort to push agencies toward more financial management shared services.

Tags: management , financial management , shared services , David Mader , Mark Reger , OMB , AGA , Improper payments , Financial Management Line of Business , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 04:06am EST
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