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HUD MARKS A MAJOR SHARED SERVICES MILESTONE WITH FINANCIAL SERVICES MIGRATION

Department’s New Core Project is on a path to become first cabinet-level agency to fully migrate financial systems
WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 21, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, October 20, 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announces another major milestone in transitioning HUD’s financial management and procurement operations to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Administrative Resource Center (ARC).  This milestone marks the shift of financial and procurement management functions from HUD to ARC. Although significant work remains, HUD is the first cabinet-level agency to move core financial systems to a Federal Shared Service Provider.In 2010, HUD reviewed its aging financial systems, and decided to transition from costly legacy systems that did not provide the necessary scale and breadth required to meet today’s financial management needs. 

This collaborative relationship between HUD and Treasury is the result of the Federal IT Shared Services Strategy. In May 2012, the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) announced the strategy to agencies for identifying and operating shared services for commodity, support, and mission IT functions. That strategy recommended a phased approach for implementing shared services, (e.g., “crawl-walk-run”) beginning with intra-agency commodity IT, to allow agencies to gain proficiency, then evolving to support and mission IT areas.

The transformative project has made significant progress to date. In October 2014, HUD began its phased implementation, migrating travel functions, and in February 2015, its time and attendance functions. Together with the most recent payment processing milestones, HUD’s New Core project continues to enhance financial transparency and analytical capabilities, increase regulatory compliance, and improve efficiency through the transition of HUD’s core financials and key administrative systems and services. 


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About HUD:

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.govand http://espanol.hud.gov. You can also follow HUD on twitter @HUDgov, on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/HUD, or sign up for news alerts on HUD’s News Listserv. 

About Treasury’s Administrative Resource Center (ARC):  

ARC helps customers, like HUD, focus on their mission by delivering responsive, customer-focused, cost-effective administrative support to  other federal agencies. The reimbursable administrative services that ARC provides include financial management, human resources, procurement, travel and relocation, and information technology services.  For more information please visit: our website at https://fiscal.treas.gov. 

Jereon Brown 202-708-0685 
http://www.hud.gov/news/index.cfm

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