The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION OF AGENCY INFORMATION

Accurate and reliable data are critical for planning and allocating our resources. Our major front-line programs- private sector enforcement and federal sector programs-require data to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of our programs; for example, the number and status of matters pending or financial and human resources deployed.

In fiscal year 2001, we made significant progress on our 5-year technology plan. We implemented as of October 1, 2001, the core accounting and budget components of a new Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) through a partnership with the Department of Interior. The new system includes an automated interface with our new human resource and payroll system, as well as an automated bank card interface.

We implemented our new Federal Personnel and Payroll System. The system integrates human resource and payroll data includes a new web-based time and attendance system, and interfaces with our financial management system to provide critical information necessary for managers to make budgetary and human capital decisions.

We also completed the testing of four sub-systems in our Integrated Mission System (IMS): private sector enforcement processing, federal sector hearings processes, litigation, and outreach. IMS consolidates the Commission's charge intake, investigation, mediation, litigation, and outreach functions into a single shared system to improve accuracy of the information and decision-making capabilities.

The deployment and integration of these systems will provide enhancements, such as additional computerized edit routines and elimination of duplicative data entry, to better ensure the validity of agency information.

In addition to these three systems, which are the core components of an integrated information architecture at EEOC, the agency completed the development and testing of a web-based federal EEO data collection system. This system was implemented in November 2001 to collect information from all federal agencies. The new system improves the collection and reporting of aggregated EEO complaint data from federal agencies.



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