NewPay partnerships create efficiencies for Federal payroll and HR system
Only a decade ago, the federal government had 26 payroll systems. Now it has four. And that has saved the government about $1 billion.
That staggering statistic is shared in a recent article, What the shutdown taught us about federal payroll, on nextgov.com by a representative from Grant Thornton, one of Infor’s NewPay partners. It highlighted how a new, bipartisan initiative is critical in ensuring the government can fulfill its promise of essential services, even in the face of a shutdown.
The article coincided with the advent of NewPay, a partnership between Infor, Grant Thornton, CGI Federal, the Arcanum Group, and DAI Solutions. This joint effort is all about working together to improve the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and responsiveness of basic government processes. And that’s something we can all get behind.
The government is responsible for paying 2.2 million employees. So, it shouldn’t be any surprise that the Federal Government, like any business or organization, sees opportunities —and is feeling pressure—to capitalize on the efficiencies that have resulted from the digital revolution that is occurring all around us.
NewPay, as the name implies, is about automating payroll systems that are inefficient and antiquated. But it’s also about much more. It’s a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that also streamlines work scheduling and leave management. It meets the employee demand for responsive, secure, technologies, while also supporting the broader public’s need to keep services effective and sustainable.
NewPay is a revolution, providing flexibility, rapid adaptability, payroll certification, and innovation needed to address the requirements across government agencies, no matter their role. Efficiencies are realized as operations are streamlined and federal workers have access to solutions for complex HR and payroll issues. NewPay is also a new avenue to employee engagement, helping workers set aside manual, redundant, and non-value added tasks in exchange for the ability to facilitate better processes. And let’s not forget that it also makes the most of public funds and taxpayer dollars.
Workforce payroll is one of the Federal Government’s most significant expenses, so it makes sense that it is the priority. Federal agencies will benefit from the automation of manual processes by freeing up more time and resources to be allocated to mission delivery rather than administrative functions. NewPay is an essential first step, and we are excited to be part of it. By being chosen as a key vendor in this ambitious initiative, Infor is affirmed as a leader in the public sector industry.