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Oakland Consulting Group is Named an Approved NCPA Vendor

Oakland Consulting Group is Named an Approved NCPA Vendor

3/22/2021 12:00:00 AM EDT
8 months ago

Lanham, Md. – March, 22, 2021 – Oakland Consulting Group today announced that National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) members can now purchase Oakland Consulting Group’s suite of government and higher education information technology services, which includes Workday solutions. Oakland’s services include enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems services, IT consulting services, business intelligence analytics services, software value added reselling, and staffing services. Oakland Consulting Group is a Workday Advisory Services partner and offers access to Workday’s leading enterprise cloud applications including Workday Financial Management, Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), Workday Payroll, and Workday Student.

Workday Financial Management and Workday HCM support a full range of financial and people-based processes that provide clients with real-time operational visibility along with the speed and agility to adapt to business growth and change. Workday Payroll processes payroll efficiently in a single system while offering flexibility to adapt to changing needs. Workday Student is a unified system that helps enable higher education institutions to manage the end-to-end student and faculty lifecycle.

NCPA is a leading national government purchasing cooperative, working to reduce the cost of goods and services by leveraging the purchasing power of public agencies in all 50 states. NCPA uses state-of-the-art procurement resources and solutions that result in cooperative purchasing contracts that ensure public agencies are receiving products and services of the highest quality at the lowest prices. There are over 90,000 agencies nationwide from both the public and nonprofit sectors that are eligible to use NCPA’s cooperative purchasing contracts.

“We are thrilled to be an approved NCPA vendor,” said Cedric Nash, CEO of Oakland Consulting Group. “We look forward to leveraging our services and expertise and Workday’s market-leading enterprise cloud applications to help public sector and higher education customers nationwide.”

“In today’s changing environment, education and government customers are relying on us more than ever to help manage their finance, HR, and student and faculty needs,” said Steven Hanson, group vice president of education and government at Workday. “Through our partnership with Oakland Consulting Group, we look forward to leveraging the NCPA contracting approach to enable our customers to simplify contracting, streamline projects, and drive value on Workday more quickly and easily.”

Oakland Awarded Contract to Implement DevOps Capability in AWS GovCloud Environment

Oakland Awarded Contract to Implement DevOps Capability in AWS GovCloud Environment

5/13/2020 12:00:00 AM EDT
1 years ago

Lanham, MD

Oakland is pleased to announce that our ongoing contract with USTRANSCOM and the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to provide technical and functional support for the Transportation Financial Management System (TFMS) has been modified to implement a DevOps capability in an AWS GovCloud environment.

As background, USTRANSCOM and SDDC have directed Programs of Record (PoRs) to modernize and transition applications to a USTRANSCOM Commercial Cloud Environment leveraging cloud managed services and automated pipeline technologies.  Similar to other “on-prem” applications, TFMS will move to the cloud utilizing a “lift and shift” strategy.  The desired end-state at the completion of this task is for the TFMS to be fully functioning in the USTRANSCOM Commercial Cloud Environment.

Having successfully migrated TFMS to AWS GovCloud, Oakland was recently awarded a contract to identify available DevOps tools, recommend business processes to be automated using those tools, and implement those recommendations approved by the Government.  Over the life of the contract, Oakland will integrate tools from differing phases of the DevOps cycle and define an end-to-end automated process.  This will contribute to synchronization and collaboration across the organization and introduce improved effectiveness and efficiency.  The end result will be faster and more accurate deployment and releases. 

Cedric Nash, Oakland’s CEO and President, noted that “Oakland’s efforts are a key part of the USTRANSCOM and SDDC cloud migration strategy and we are excited to be a part of the process”

Oakland Wins Contract To Provide Post-implementation Support For Its ERP Program

Oakland Wins Contract To Provide Post-implementation Support For Its ERP Program

9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 years ago

Lanham, MD

Prince George’s County Government’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has awarded Oakland Consulting Group a contract to provide post-implementation support for its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Program.  The County’s ERP Program replaced several of its legacy systems with SAP-based solutions. Oakland will be working closely with the County to provide SAP Tier 2 and Tier 3 support services starting in September 2019. 

 “We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the success of this important effort for Prince George’s County,” said CEO Cedric Nash.  “We will draw on our 21 years of SAP implementation and support experience, to assist our home county in realizing world-class SAP support.” 

Oakland Wins Add-on Work for DoD Client Cloud Migration

Oakland Wins Add-on Work for DoD Client Cloud Migration

5/13/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 years ago

Lanham, MD, 5/13/2019

Oakland is pleased to announce that our ongoing contract with USTRANSCOM and the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to provide technical and functional support for the Transportation Financial Management System (TFMS) has been modified to migrate TFMS to a cloud environment. 

USTRANSCOM and SDDC have directed Programs of Record (PoRs) to modernize and transition applications to a USTRANSCOM Commercial Cloud Environment leveraging cloud managed services and automated pipeline technologies.  Similar to other “on-prem” applications, TFMS will move to the cloud utilizing a “lift and shift” strategy.  The desired end-state at the completion of this task is for the TFMS to be fully functioning in the USTRANSCOM Commercial Cloud Environment.

Our team has developed and is executing a detailed migration plan that identifies cloud computing benefit, recommended migration plan, schedule, and associated costs to assist the Government. The plan includes the target environment, migration method, resource plans from both the Government and Contractor, scope, strategy, schedule/timeline, dependencies, risks/issues, estimated costs, and test strategies. 

Cedric Nash, Oakland’s CEO and President, noted that “Oakland’s efforts are a key part of the USTRANSCOM and SDDC cloud migration strategy and we are excited to be a part of the process”.

 

“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