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
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”.
Oakland Successfully Deploys Major Enhancement to Smithsonian Institution ERP System
Lanham, MD 4/28/2017
Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. (Oakland) announced today that it had successfully deployed a major enhancement to the PeopleSoft-based ERP system being used by the Smithsonian Institution (SI). Oakland is in a ten-year contract to support all modules of the SI ERP implementation.
The enhancement supports the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Transformation project. NASM has begun a 9-year extensive renovation project which will transform the NASM, the most popular of the Smithsonian’s museums. The success of NASM Transformation depends on successful fundraising by SI to elicit financial support from the American public. Our SI support team was asked to configure and implement significant enhancements that will directly support the fund raising activities, including informational dashboards for project management and SI executive management. The enhancements were deployed Friday April 21 2017, on-time and on-budget, eliciting praise for Oakland’s work.
Ron Treusdell, Oakland VP Federal Programs, noted “We are very pleased with this successful deployment by our SI ERP team for this important initiative. The Smithsonian is one of our oldest customers and we celebrate their success with NASM Transformation.”
Oakland Wins Extension of Task Order to Provide Logistics Modernization Program Support
Lanham, MD 3/27/2017
Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. (Oakland) announced today that it was awarded a one-year extension of its contract to provide sustainment support to the Army’s Logistics Modernization Program (LMP). Oakland’s original contract for this work was awarded in June 2015. Oakland’s support work is performed at two locations: Picatinny Arsenal NJ and Aberdeen Proving Ground MD.
The LMP initiative currently serves more than 21,000 users at over 50 Army and Department of Defense (DoD) locations, manages approximately $22 billion in inventory, and handles over 2 million transactions daily, with interfaces to over 70 DoD systems. The LMP uses SAP’s Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products to deliver capabilities that streamline the business processes associated with the planning, acquisition, supply, maintenance, repair and overhaul of weapon systems, spare parts, and services to the War Fighter. LMP also provides management capability for the Army Working Capital Fund (AWCF) and addresses functionality in key Army business areas including: Supply Chain Planning, Provisioning/Material Master Maintenance, Procurement / Acquisition, Inventory and Warehouse Management, Distribution, Maintenance Programs and Depot Operations, Ammunition, and Ammunition Supply and Distribution Planning.
Ron Treusdell, Oakland VP Federal Programs, noted “We are very pleased to have this opportunity to be of further service to our important customer, U.S. Army LMP. Our team looks forward to helping LMP expand its scope and user base.”
Oakland Wins Contract to Provide Software Products and Services to Prince George’s County, MD
Lanham, MD, 2/28/17
Oakland Consulting Group (Oakland) was awarded a prime contract by the Prince George’s County Office of Central Services to provide commercial off the shelf software products (COTS). The scope of the 2 year contract encompasses the following three functional areas:
- Functional Area I – COTS Software
- Functional Area II –Installation and Training Services
- Functional Area III- Manufacturer’s Software Maintenance
Since 1997 Oakland is the trusted Government IT solutions provider, combining technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state, and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. As a top-ranked Government Solutions Provider and Implementer, Oakland is the preferred government partner and supplier for many of its best-of-breed vendors, managing their public sector reseller networks and driving demand for their offerings. The complete range of Oakland services includes software marketing and exhibits, business process and COTS Software consulting, evaluation and demonstrations, pilots and trials, proof of concept, installation, implementation, training, and sustainment and maintenance.
Mr. Cedric Nash, Oakland CEO, noted: “We are extremely pleased with this award from Prince George's County, which will enable us to further our long record of service to our home County. Our software reseller line of business is important to us and growing”
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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.
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. More
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.
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. More
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.
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. More
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.
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. More
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.
- Federal Defense
- Federal Civilian
- State and Local Government
- Higher Education
STAFFING SERVICE AREAS
- Information Technology
- Defense Logistics Agency
- Department of Health and Human Svs
- Defense Security Cooperation Agency
- Prince George's County
- Federal Housing Finance Agency
- Smithsonian Institution
- State of Maryland
- Washington Gas
- Cox Communications