HR faces many challenges in any industry or sector. In government, however, the situation is exacerbated by the sheer size of the workforce, the many applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and the magnitude of the record-keeping. EPAY Systems offers comprehensive human capital management software and services to help HR in government perform more efficiently, effectively, and economically, and with less time, effort, and stress.
HR Challenges in Government
Local, state, and federal government HR departments each have their own obstacles to overcome. On the federal level, HR challenges include:
- Increasing demands for improved performance
- Extreme scrutiny of federal agencies by Congress, inspector generals, the media, and the public
- Tremendous focus on transactions, compliance, and recordkeeping
- Outflow of experts since the centralization of HR under the Clinton administration
Many HR execs in federal government agree that dysfunctional, longstanding, systemic policies and practices may be hindering efforts to build and retain a high quality workforce. One major obstacle may be an outdated hiring process that is so complex and cumbersome it can only be navigated by those who are already government employees.
State and local HR departments are dealing with issues such as:
- Staff development
- Employee morale
- Succession planning
- Retention of staff for core services
- Mismatch in skills between applicants and open positions
- Stiff private sector competition
- Large numbers of employees retiring
More government agencies are hiring temporary or contract workers to fill certain positions. One reason for this trend is the need to manage overall compensation costs, as the costs of health insurance and defined-benefit pensions have grown. Furthermore, the pipeline of younger workers is smaller, as many state and local governments have eliminated or reduced the number of entry level positions and internships. The average age of local or state government workers is 44, as compared to age 39 for workers in the private sector.
FedRamp Certified HR Software for Government Entities
With the many challenges facing HR in government, EPAY Systems’ human capital management solutions can help ease the workload of HR departments, increase efficiency, and save on labor costs. Our integrated software can help government agencies better manage every aspect of HR, including:
- Recruiting and applicant tracking
- Employee onboarding
- Benefits administration
- Time and attendance tracking
- Payroll and payroll taxes
- ACA compliance
- HR management
Our workforce management software for government is FedRamp certified, as required for cloud service providers offering services to federal agencies.
We provide free premium customer support to our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Contact us to learn more about how our system can help you improve compliance, lower admin costs, reduce labor costs, and drive workforce efficiency in your government agency HR department. Get a live demonstration today!