Payroll is 24th e-gov initiative

E-government task force

Related Links

The Office of Management and Budget this month added the consolidation of federal payroll systems to the group of 23 high-impact projects aimed at improving government service and eliminating redundant systems.

OMB included the 24th initiative upon the recommendation of the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP), the organization responsible for setting standards for federal financial management systems, said Mark Forman, associate director for information technology and e-government at OMB.

A JFMIP study found that 14 processing centers across government are almost ready for modernizing their systems, Forman said. "We're looking at extensive duplicative buys of [enterprise resource planning] systems that are already being dealt with on some other initiatives," he said.

JFMIP recommended that OMB and the e-government portfolio coordinators develop a business case for consolidating federal payroll systems, Forman said.

The business cases for the e-government initiatives detail:

* How each initiative links to the agencies' mission(s).

* What benefits it will bring to users.

* The critical factors for success.

* The necessary back-end process and systems.

* A cost-benefit analysis.

* Where the financing will come from.

* A management and organization plan.

The Office of Personnel Management will serve as the lead agency on the payroll initiative, according to a spokesman at OPM.

OMB announced the other 23 initiatives Oct. 25, 2001, selecting projects that have the potential to improve service at multiple agencies and to significantly impact one of the customer-centric segments outlined in the president's management agenda.

Featured

  • Oversight
    President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, attends the 2019 Army Navy Game in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 14, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dana Clarke)

    Trump shakes up official watchdog ranks

    The White House removed an official designated to provide oversight to the $2 trillion rescue and relief fund and nominated a raft of new appointees to handle oversight chores at multiple agencies.

  • Workforce
    coronavirus molecule (creativeneko/Shutterstock.com)

    OMB urges 'maximum telework flexibilities' for DC-area feds

    A Sunday evening memo ahead of a potentially chaotic commute urges agency heads to pivot to telework as much as possible.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.