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The Antifraud Playbook

To help advance the goal of safeguarding public resources, the Chief Financial Officers Council (CFOC) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) have developed the Program Integrity: The Antifraud Playbook for use by the entire financial management community, including federal, state, and local agencies. The playbook and accompanying appendices are … Continued

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GSA Awards NewPay BPA for Software-as-a-Service for Payroll and Work Schedule and Leave Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the award of a 10-year, $2.5 billion NewPay blanket purchase agreement (BPA) that will provide payroll and work schedule and leave management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions and services. Payroll modernization aligns with the fifth Cross Agency Priority goal from the President’s Management Agenda, which calls … Continued

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GSA Administrator Emily Murphy

Five Takeaways from the Fiscal Year 2018 CXO Fellows

Last Friday, the CXO Fellows ended their year-long fellowship program with a commencement ceremony at the General Services Administration. Speakers included U.S. General Services Administration Administrator, Emily Murphy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chief Procurement Officer Soraya Correa, and several members of the Fiscal Year 2018 cohort. We sat down with fellows to learn about some of … Continued

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Robotics – the Future is Now!

Several agencies are making great strides in piloting robotic process automation (RPA) to improve speed and accuracy of routine and repeatable financial management processes. AGA and the CFO Council have teamed up to create an opportunity for financial leaders to learn from each other by sharing their recent experiences in leveraging robotics to increase speed, … Continued

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Joint Financial Management Improvement Program

The Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP), a cooperative undertaking of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Government Accountability Office (GAO), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Office of Personnel Management (OPM), held its annual federal financial management conference on May 7, 2018, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Learn more … Continued

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NewPay Pre-Solicitation Notice Release

The Federal Government pays over two million civilian federal employees every two-weeks, on time and at a relatively low cost. Some of the payroll systems running today, however, are in their fourth decade of operation and lack the ability to adapt and address the ever evolving legislative changes. They also lack self-service and mobile features … Continued

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Release of the President’s Management Agenda

The CFO Council is excited to join the Administration in releasing the President’s Management Agenda. The agenda lays out a long-term vision for modernizing the Federal Government in key areas that will improve the ability of all agencies to deliver mission outcomes, provide excellent service, and effectively steward taxpayer dollars on behalf of the American people. The … Continued

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Announcement

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT INTERACTIVE CAREER ROADMAP BUILDER READY FOR USE

Agencies and individuals can now access the CFOC’s Financial Assistance Management Career Roadmap Builder.  The Career Roadmap Builder is an interactive career tool that allows agencies to build their own customized Financial Assistance Management Career Roadmap based on the agency’s specific mission and workforce needs. It is suggested that individuals refer to their agency for … Continued

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Controller Alert

CONTROLLER ALERT: Reducing Burden for Federal Agencies by Rescinding Grants Management Related Requirements

Controller Alerts are designed to highlight emerging financial management issues that may require agency attention or action.  These Alerts are intended to inform the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) community of key issues where the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) believes further action may be warranted, but do not constitute official guidance or prescribe specific … Continued

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