Weekly Roundup: Shared Services & HR
Posted on: January 16, 2015

Shared Services: Beyond Consolidation

http://www.federaltimes.com/story/government/management/blog/2015/01/12/shared-services-beyond-consolidation/21633485/, Jan. 12, 2015

Mr. Quehl from Accenture Federal Services presents a great overview of the direction of the federal shared services market.  With mission support services costing the federal government over $120B a year, finding the right balance and opportunities for shared services transformations are critical management priorities. Growing discussion topics include ways to increase the transparency of the marketplace, reduce “stickiness” to lower performing providers, and identify opportunities for implementing HR shared services.

6 ‘Big, Hairy’ Federal Human Capital Challenges in 2015

http://www.federaltimes.com/story/government/management/blog/2015/01/08/big-hairy-human-capital-challenges/21442097/, Jan. 8, 2015

Military service members, government employees and contractors provide the skills and personnel needed to execute the wide variety of federal agency missions, which, according to Mr. Sanders, leads to human capital challenges that can be difficult to address.  A few challenges that he believes should be top on the list to tackle in 2015 include:

  • Finding the appropriate breakdown of military, civilian, or contractor workforce needed to successfully execute missions while also reducing the labor cost burden on DoD.
  • Identify the most feasible military compensation reform option, if possible, that meets employee expectations, maintains retention, satisfies political leaders, and keeps discretionary spending under control.

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