Human Resources and Security Specialists should use this tool to determine the correct investigation level for any covered position within the U.S. Federal Government.
The HR Line of Business (HR LOB) Provider Assessment program is a business practice-based assessment that evaluates the business practices and service delivery for the following approved HR Shared Service Centers (SSCs) and payroll providers1:
The Provider Assessment program supports federal goals to increase efficiency across the government through the adoption and migration to shared services, and the modernization of HRIT solutions. The HR LOB Program Office has collaborated closely with federal customer agencies and the HR LOB providers to develop an assessment that promotes accountability and transparency between the HR LOB providers and customers. The results include the following key objectives:
The Provider Assessment framework is comprised of business practices that have been identified as critical by the HR LOB customers. The business practices are consolidated into the following business categories:
The HR LOB performs the assessment on an annual basis with the support of the HR LOB providers and federal customer agencies. The assessment uses a questionnaire to capture customers’ satisfaction levels and perceptions of quality with their providers’ systems and services. The HR LOB analyzes these results to develop the Provider Assessment reports and share with the individual providers and their customer agencies. The results are also combined to create the aggregated provider results for the Provider Assessment dashboard available here for public access.
To view the aggregated Provider Assessment results, please navigate to the Overall Results and the Business Category Results tabs.
Additional information about the Provider Assessment is available in the Frequently Asked Questions or by contacting the HR LOB at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 Currently, the HR LOB Provider Assessment does not assess the four approved commercial providers: Accenture National Security Services, Allied Technology Group, Inc., Carahsoft Technology Corporation, and International Business Machines.
In the 2014 Provider Assessment, the HR LOB received 2,200 customer agency participant responses to the 2014 Provider Assessment Customer Questionnaire, resulting in a response rate of 24 percent. The number of participants increased by 46 percent from 2013 to 2014.
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The participant population is comprised of three notional employee levels:
Across these three notional levels, the Customer Questionnaire participant breakdown is:
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* Due to rounding, not all totals will equal 100 percent.
The following charts show customers' aggregate satisfaction with their providers overall, the value of their providers' services, and the likelihood of customers to recommend their providers to another agency for HR and payroll services. You may select an option to filter the results by a given year or any of the demographic options listed in the filters above.
The following charts show federal providers’ aggregate strengths and improvement opportunities across all business practices. The Business Practice Strengths represent the three business practice questions that received the highest percentages of satisfied customer responses. The Business Practice Improvement Opportunities represent the three business practice questions that received the greatest percentages of dissatisfied customer responses.
* Due to the phrasing of this question regarding fees, DCPAS has been excluded from the 2013 results.
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Additional information about the Provider Assessment is available in the Frequently Asked Questions, or by contacting the HR LOB at email@example.com.
The HR LOB Provider Assessment collects customers’ perceptions of quality and levels of satisfaction across five business categories. To view the results for a particular business practice, first select a category from the “Business Category” filter above. Next, select a practice from the “Business Practice” filter. You may select an option to filter the results by a given year or any of the demographic options listed in the filters above.
** This question was not distributed in 2013.
Additional information about the Provider Assessment is available in the Frequently Asked Questions, or by contacting the HR LOB at firstname.lastname@example.org
The HR LOB conducted the first cycle* of the Provider Assessment for the Federal HR and payroll shared service providers from February 2010 to September 2011. At the conclusion of each assessment, each provider was issued a report containing the results of the assessment. The public versions of the Cycle One Provider Assessment reports are available for download via the links below.
* The 2010 - 2011 Provider Assessment collected data differently than the assessments conducted in 2013 and afterwards. The 2013 and subsequent assessments included customer satisfaction measures and were distributed to a broader sample of respondents. As a result, the 2010 - 2011 results are not reported with the results of the 2013 and subsequent assessments. Please refer to the “Overall Results” and “Business Category Results” tabs to see the results of recently conducted assessments.
**In the 2013 and subsequent Provider Assessments the Department of the Treasury Bureau of the Public Debt – Administrative Resource Center (BPD – ARC) was included with the Department of the Treasury HR Connect in an overall evaluation of the Department of the Treasury’s Treasury Shared Service Center (TSSC).
***During the 2010 - 2011 Provider Assessment the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS) was named the Civilian Personnel Management Service (CPMS), and the Interior Business Center (IBC) was named the National Business Center (NBC).