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Oakland Consulting Group Named Workday Advisory Services Partner

Oakland Consulting Group Named Workday Advisory Services Partner

8/22/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
a month ago

Lanham, MD – August 22, 2017 – Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. (Oakland) today announced that it has been named a Workday Advisory Services Partner. Workday (NYSE: WDAY) is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.

As a Workday Advisory Services Partner, Oakland will focus on advising customers in a number of areas surrounding the adoption of Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management (HCM). Workday Financial Management and Workday HCM support a complete range of financial and people-based processes that provide customers with real-time operational visibility along with the speed and agility to adapt to business growth and change.

Oakland brings a 13-year record of success as a minority-owned business, serving the federal, state, local governments, and education market with innovative enterprise solutions. The company delivers ERP services, consulting services, and business intelligence analytics services, which enable customers to meet their unique business goals.

“We are incredibly excited to be named a Workday Advisory Services Partner,” said Cedric Nash, CEO, Oakland Consulting Group. “We look forward to coupling our marketplace expertise with Workday’s groundbreaking technologies and proven track record to enable more organizations to transform how they manage their finances and people.”

 

About Oakland Consulting Group
Oakland is a veteran owned, GSA schedule 70, small disadvantaged business enterprise that provides information technology services to federal, state and local government agencies, and educational institutions. Oakland services include three primary areas: (1) ERP Consulting, providing full life-cycle support for ERP implementations; (2) Management Consulting, supporting program management, process reengineering and other areas; and (3) Business Intelligence and Analytics Consulting, delivering solutions in big data and decision support capabilities.

Media Relations Contact: June Findlay, (301) 577-4111, press@ocg-inc.com

Oakland Builds and Donates 100 Backpacks of School Supplies to Prince George’s County Public Schools

Oakland Builds and Donates 100 Backpacks of School Supplies to Prince George’s County Public Schools

8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 months ago

Lanham, MD 8/18/2017

Oakland delivered 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Social Services Department. The County distributes these backpacks directly to foster, homeless and other at-risk children at the beginning of the school year. The donation was funded by contributions from Oakland employees and contract personnel, with the Company providing a 100% match. This is the third consecutive year Oakland has performed this activity for PGCPS. For this year Oakland donated approximately 10% of the County’s total backpacks goal.

Employee Ikea Mititelu planned and coordinated the myriad activities involved in this project.  Oakland Headquarters personnel then met to stuff the backpacks with kits of supplies, with differing configurations for elementary, middle and high school students. Ikea and other employees then delivered the backpacks to PGCPS. Staff at PGCPS Social Services expressed appreciation as follows: “The participation of partnering organizations, like Oakland Consulting Group, is essential in meeting the needs of our county's young people, and we wouldn't have been able to help those households without your generous support”.

Cedric Nash, Oakland CEO, stated: “I am extremely appreciative of this contribution and work by our employees and a number of our contract employees who are out on customer projects. Serving our community is one of Oakland’s top priorities and there is no finer example of what we do than this effort. This was our third time participating in this program and I was very pleased to see the large number of backpacks delivered, it was a very rewarding exercise”.
 

Oakland Wins Task Order Award To Kronos Upgrade Services to U.S. Navy Unit

Oakland Wins Task Order Award To Kronos Upgrade Services to U.S. Navy Unit

8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 months ago

Lanham, MD 8/8/17

Oakland Consulting Group (Oakland) has been awarded a task order contract by the U.S. Navy to deliver services related to the Navy’s Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Fleet and Family Readiness Program (F&FR) in Millington, Tennessee. This Command is the Navy’s non-appropriated fund (NAF) program manager for a variety of recreational, social, and community support programs for Navy personnel, their dependents, and other authorized patrons worldwide.  The CNIC organization consists of about 21,000 personnel, including seasonal hires.

The scope of the task order is to complete the implementation of KRONOS Navigator to replacing the current Kronos user interface.

Cedric E. Nash, Oakland CEO, noted “I am extremely excited about this award. We are very pleased to have this opportunity to be of service to CNIC. This is our first task order award under our CNIC IDIQ and we look forward to demonstrating to CNIC our capability to deliver outstanding service.”

Oakland HQ Staff Assists Capital Area Food Bank as Part of Community Service Program – For Fourth Year

Oakland HQ Staff Assists Capital Area Food Bank as Part of Community Service Program – For Fourth Year

5/2/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
5 months ago

Lanham, MD, 5/2/2017

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity. By partnering with 444 community organizations in DC, MD, and VA, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12% of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents.

Thirteen Oakland headquarters staff personnel went for the fourth year running as a volunteer team to pitch in at the large CAFB warehouse in Northeast DC. Team Oakland performed a new task this year, involving filling supplemental food boxes to be distributed to area seniors. Each box contained a variety of 18 packaged food items, and Team Oakland packed 6 pallets of boxes!  After packing the boxes, Team Oakland sorted a large quantity of apples. Upon completion of the volunteer work the Oakland team went to dinner together at a nearby restaurant.

Cedric E. Nash, Oakland CEO, noted “I am very grateful to our staff for their time and effort for this important cause again this year.  Giving back to the community is an important element of Oakland’s mission, so we welcomed the opportunity to help at CAFB”.

 

“A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” – Mary Kay Ash

Staffing Services

Since 1997, Oakland has provided leading staffing solutions for Federal, State and Local Government, and fortune 500 companies by delivering value, quality, and timely results.  Taking a “Client First” approach, we leverage a service oriented delivery framework that encompasses People, Process, Technology, and Service in an effort to provide high powered staffing solutions to our clients.

People

Staffing is all about making people a priority. That’s why we invest in our people from day one. Our recruiters are trained and certified through our in-house Elite Recruiting Academy (ERA).  Our ERA is a 3 week intensive training program which enables us to build and maintain a pipeline of recruiters.  ERA leverages industry best practices and teaches our recruiters the latest recruiting trends which saves our clients time and money.  On a quarterly basis we conduct industry round tables with our people advising them of the latest technology and business developments. This enables us to understand and stay abreast of our clients dynamic staffing needs.
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Our account managers have over ten years of demonstrated experience delivering high quality staffing solutions to our clients. This experience enables us to thoroughly understand client requirements and communicate these requirements to our recruiting team. This results in our ability to present a fully qualified pool of resources for our clients to evaluate.

We offer monthly, quarterly and yearly performance incentives that reward our top performers and we have a career path with suggested timelines that facilitate organic growth and retention. 

Process

Our Elite Talent Acquisition Process (ETAP) is an integrated streamlined workflow process that drives our entire recruiting lifecycle.  It outlines all of the activities and tasks performed in the acquisition and qualification of job requirements.  It is used for the evaluation and placement of candidates to job requirements.  Our ETAP was developed by leveraging lessons learned and industry best practices for the acquisition of Job Orders and the placement of talent.
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As an important element of our process, we meticulously screen each of our candidates and conduct work history verification, references checks, security clearance verifications and background checks to ensure that we provide our clients with quality candidates.

Our recruiters and account managers are trained and well versed in our ETAP.  They work side-by-side in teams to coordinate every step from receiving a requisition to on-boarding resources.  This minimizes communication gaps and facilitates the submission of quality resources.

Our ETAP is a proven framework that provides structure to our daily process, standardizes the work to be performed, deliverables to be produced and the communication across the team, facilitates accountability, visibility and efficiency and saves time and money and minimizes errors and inconsistency in services.

Technology

Recruiting Information Management System (RIMS) is our proprietary, cloud-based Applicant Tracking System (ATS) that is used to maintain information on clients, candidates, resumes, job orders and performance metrics in order to facilitate the placement of candidates.  RIMS seamlessly integrates with our process in that each step of our ETAP is fully automated in RIMS. 

This integrated capability gives our team an advantage over our competition by enabling us to quickly provide high quality resources.
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RIMS serves as a searchable repository of candidates that we have previously worked with and have pertinent information such as screening information, reference information, and performance evaluations that we use for current and future job orders.    RIMS allows us to track and report on key performance indicators and metrics for active job orders, submittals, client interviews, starts, individual performance and team performance.  With RIMS, regular updates are automated so that we are fully aware of the availability of the vetted candidates in our talent database.

In addition to RIMS, our team uses networking and industry leading social media tools such as LinkedIn, Monster, Dice, CareerBuilder, Clearance Jobs, Indeed and Twitter to identify candidates and create talent pools of qualified  candidates for us to evaluate.  Our team strategically uses these forms of technology to provide successful end-to-end talent acquisition solutions for our clients.

Service

Our Service binds our Staffing Solutions framework together. We strive to provide superior service to our clients, consultants and internal staff.  We understand that our clients have a responsibility to deliver high powered solutions using the best technologies and techniques available.  To accomplish this, our clients are highly dependent upon firms that provide and retain quality consulting resources and understand the degree of service required for client satisfaction.  Oakland is a service oriented firm that has experience delivering high powered solutions for its clients.  This experience allows Oakland to provide the high quality of service our clients demand.  We use technology to enhance our ability to provide superior service.
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Oakland is committed to providing proactive customer service to its clients.  This allows us to mitigate risks before they become major issues.  To accomplish this we use RIMS to perform monthly and quarterly performance evaluations of our consultants to identify performance defects and take corrective actions.  As a result we are able to assist our clients in delivering quality solutions with minimal project interruptions.

Relationships are the backbone of our company with over 85% of our business coming from relationship referrals due to our delivery of superior service.  Our customers are why we exist.  We never lose sight of that. That’s why we always take a “Customer First” approach to resolving issues.

 

 

 

INDUSTRIES

  • Federal Defense
  • Federal Civilian
  • Intelligence
  • Finance
  • Logistics
  • State and Local Government
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities
 

STAFFING SERVICE AREAS

  • Information Technology
  • Accounting
  • Administrative
  • Telecommunications

CLIENTS

  • Army
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • Department of Health and Human Svs
  • Defense Security Cooperation Agency
  • Navy
  • Prince George's County
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • State of Maryland
  • WSSC
  • Washington Gas
  • Cox Communications