GSA begins plans to upgrade fed payroll system
- By Sherkiya Wedgeworth
- May 18, 2018
The General Services Administration is now in the beginning stages of plans to upgrade and modernize its civilian federal employee payroll system.
On May 17, GSA’s Office of Shared Solutions and Program Improvement issued a pre-solicitation notice seeking contractors to develop either a payroll-only solution or a payroll solution, work schedule and leave management solution to work with its software, NewPay.
“NewPay will provide user friendly self-service options, future cost-avoidance and increased efficiency in a secure environment,” GSA said in press release.
Currently, the federal government uses four independent payroll systems that do not have common data or interoperability standards.
“This means transferring employees between agencies and providers requires manual processes and hard-copy forms, which translates to labor hours and tax dollars. It also means we are missing out on critical data that could be used to better manage the federal workforce as the government attempts to move to a more nimble and highly-skilled model,” the release notes.
The NewPay initiative will streamline and consolidate payroll, leave management and work schedule services.
The contract could reach over $2.5 billion and last for 10 to 13 years.