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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: 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 , 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 ,

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 05:34pm EDT
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OMB plays data matchmaker to combat rise in improper payments

David Mader, OMB controller, said the administration will target specific agencies with new technology to access more data to combat this long-standing challenge. GAO reported Feb. 26 that the governmentwide improper payment rate was 4.02 percent, meaning agencies misspent almost $125 billion in 2014.

Tags: management , OMB , Dave Mader , Improper payments , Risk management , A-123 , GAO , Do Not Pay list , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 03:41am 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 , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 06:39pm EST
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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 , Shefali Kapadia , Federal Drive , Shared Services Leadership Coalition

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 11:38am 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 , shared services , David Mader , Mark Reger , OMB , AGA , Improper payments , Financial Management Line of Business , Jason Miller

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

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Changes to CIO role, a $37 million financial audit, and review of LPTA contracts

In this week's "Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook," the Pentagon is making some adjustments to the role of its chief information officer; DoD awards contracts for its first large-scale financial audit; the Pentagon's acquisition chief says a few high-profile "lowest-price technically acceptable" cases have blown the whole thing out of proportion and Jessica Wright, who's served as the undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness since January 2013, announced that she'll be retiring at the end of March.

Tags: DoD , Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , technology , acquisition , chief information officer , Air Force , Terry Halvorsen , audit readiness , Randall Culpepper , Jessica Wright

Monday - 12/08/2014, 04:08am EST

Adilson Jardim, Senior Sales Consultant, Oracle

The Treasury Department is working toward publishing the first ever Shared Services Catalogue for financial management. It's due out in early 2015. It will list all the services offered to federal agencies, the price range and what's in and out of scope under the financial management shared services program. Adilson Jardim, senior sales consultant for Oracle, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to give a few examples of how shared services not only saved billions of dollars for his company but set the stage for immense future growth.

Tags: Adilson Jardim , Treasury Department , shared services , Oracle , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 12/05/2014, 07:55am EST
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Not the Montgomery Ward, but the shared services catalog

The Treasury Department isn't quite getting ready for the Christmas buying season, but it is preparing for the shared services buying season. Treasury will release a catalog of shared services early in 2015.

Tags: management , OMB , Dave Mader , Beth Angerman , Treasury , HUD , Brad Huther , DHS Chip Fulghum , shared services , National Academy for Public Administrations , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:34am EST
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