Nextgov: VA Solicits Feedback on Plans to Transform its HR IT Systems

“The Veterans Affairs Department is on the chase for more information about “innovative, future-focused, integrated” information technology solutions—and feedback on a planned approach—to fundamentally transform its existing human resources-related IT systems.

According to a request for information published Friday, the agency’s working to shift its HR IT environment from a legacy functionality with divergent workflows and business processes to a modernized and standardized enterprise platform…”

“’The goal is to increase efficiency and effectiveness for VA HR practitioners and leadership through the elimination of manual processes, and improved integrity of data,’ officials wrote in the RFI. They added that the notice is meant to ‘provide a procurement framework that may be used for a potential and subsequent acquisition.’

“The document marks a deliberate move by the agency to refine its overall approach—and learn more about applicable modernizing solutions including artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, among many others listed—that might advance these efforts…”

“VA poses more than 20 other questions for respondents. Among them, it solicits recommendations “for transitioning existing PeopleSoft core HR functionality to a new platform if that is the best path forward for VA.” The agency also asks for insights on possible risks and mitigation strategies that could come with such a move—or conversely, with keeping the existing system. Ideas on the optimal contracting structures for this work are also requested…” Read the full article here.

Source: VA Solicits Feedback on Plans to Transform its HR IT Systems – By Brandi Vincent, December 15, 2020. Nextgov.

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