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1 Overview of the New York State Business Services Center OSC 2013 Fall Conference November 6-7,

2 | Contents 1 ▪ What is the Business Services Center? What is the Business Services Center? ▪ How is the transition to the BSC being managed? ▪ How is the BSC governed? ▪ What progress has the BSC made to date?

3 | Introducing the OGS Business Services Center 2 What is the status of the BSC? Why was the BSC created? ▪ The Business Services Center was launched on September 27, 2012 and will continue to expand to become New York’s central office for processing HR and Finance transactions. ▪ The BSC currently serves 49 agencies and is in the process of adding 5 more before the end of ▪ Once the transition is complete, the BSC will process HR and Finance transactions on behalf of all Executive New York State agencies. Agencies become ‘customers’ of the BSC. ▪ In the Executive Budget, Governor Cuomo called for the establishment of a Business Services Center as a key part of his plan to re-imagine government. ▪ The BSC’s purpose is to streamline transactional Human Resources (HR) and Finance services that are largely common across agencies, increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of government’s operations.

4 | 3 What are the BSC’s aspirations? What do we hope to achieve? What the BSC will achieve…How we will achieve it Make our work as HR and Finance professionals easier ▪ Designing meaningful training programs on functional and service-line-specific skills ▪ Investing in technology to speed processing Meet our customers’ needs and expectations ▪ Understanding our customers’ expectations and codifying them in Service Level Agreements (SLAs) ▪ Tracking how well we’re meeting customer needs as an organization (e.g., via a ticketing system) and responding accordingly Create an atmosphere where employees feel empowered to bring new ideas to the table – and act on them ▪ Creating a norm where raising questions/ideas is encouraged and expected ▪ Establishing forums in which goals and targets are discussed openly and staff bring creative ideas to the table on how to reach them Allow our State to process HR and Finance transactions simply and more efficiently ▪ Creating standard processes that allow each employee to serve multiple agencies – not only their sending agency – consistently

5 | The structure of the BSC 4 OGS Commissioner & Executive Deputy’s Office ▪ Provides executive leadership BSC Director & Deputy’s Office ▪ Provides operational and executive leadership HR ▪ Manages HR operations Finance ▪ Manages Finance operations Customer Care & Performance Metrics Team ▪ Provides customer service between customer agencies and the BSC ▪ Tracks BSC performance metrics Transition Office ▪ Manages agency & staff transition into the BSC Technology ▪ Manages Technology needs

6 | We currently provide a number of Finance and HR services, with the potential for additional services in the coming years 5 1 AR services will exclude agencies with specific revenue operations (e.g. tax collection). 2 Record keeping (Personal History Folders) and onboarding Current functions Future-state functions, to be added within 2-3 years Out-of-scope functions Human Resources ▪ Payroll administration ▪ Time and attendance ▪ Benefits administration ▪ Personnel administration 2 ▪ General employee inquiries ▪ Performance evaluation support ▪ Recruiting support ▪ Strategic HR functions for which agency expertise is critical, e.g.: – Workforce planning – Labor relations – Leadership development Finance ▪ Accounts receivable 1 ▪ Accounts payable ▪ Travel and expense ▪ Purchase orders ▪ Credit card administration ▪ General accounting ▪ Grants facilitation, payout and receipt ▪ Standard management reporting ▪ Centralized asset management ▪ Strategic finance functions for which agency expertise is critical, e.g.: – Agency budgeting – Contracting – General ledger Current focus on Finance

7 | Contents 6 ▪ What is the Business Services Center? What is the Business Services Center? ▪ How is the transition to the BSC being managed? ▪ How is the BSC governed? ▪ What progress has the BSC made to date?

8 | The BSC will progress in three waves and is doing so in a collaborative, feedback-driven way 7 DesignWave 1 Wave 2Wave 3 May-Sept 2012 Sept-Early ▪ Develop the BSC’s processes in collaboration with customer agencies ▪ Launch the BSC with a small group of agencies ▪ Transition all remaining agencies Transition agencies ▪ Prepare an initial group of agencies for transition and launch the BSC Simplify processes Focus on customers ▪ Test the BSC’s initial services and refine as necessary with customer agency input ▪ Collect customer service feedback from Wave 1 agencies ▪ Begin offering more BSC services, refine as necessary ▪ Improve customer service based on Wave 1 feedback ▪ Offer additional services to agencies ▪ Keep monitoring and improving customer service performance ▪ Communicate with all agencies about the BSC’s progress Activity Where we are now Focus of today ▪ Transition a larger set of agencies to the BSC

9 | Agencies currently receiving services from the BSC 8 Adirondack Park Agency Agriculture and Markets Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of Elections Council on the Arts Commission on Judicial Nominations Commission on Judicial Screening Deferred Compensation Board Department of Civil Service Department of Economic Development Department of Health Department of Public Service Department of State Division of the Budget Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Division of Homes & Community Renewal Division of Human Rights Division of Military & Naval Affairs Division of Tax Appeals Division of Veterans’ Affairs Executive Chamber Financial Control Board Franchise Oversight Board Gaming Commission Greenway Heritage Conservancy for Hudson River Valley Governor’s Office of Employee Relations Higher Education Service Corp Hudson River Valley /Greenway Communities Indigent Legal Services Information Technology Services Interest on Lawyers Account Joint Commission on Public Ethics Justice Center Labor-Management Committee Lake George Park Commission Law Revision Commission Office for the Aging Office of Children and Family Services Office of General Services Office of Inspector General Office of the Lieutenant Governor Office of Medicare Inspector General Office of Victim Services Public Employees Relations Board Racing Reform Tax and Finance Tug Hill Commission Welfare Inspector General Workers Compensation Board

10 | Contents 9 ▪ What is the Business Services Center? What is the Business Services Center? ▪ How is the transition to the BSC being managed? ▪ How is the BSC governed? ▪ What progress has the BSC made to date?

11 | Performance culture Capabilities The BSC has made substantial progress over the last 14 months 10 ▪ Moving to a performance-driven culture where we measure data and use analysis to make decisions; goal is to lead the state and be a model for the nation – Customer satisfaction: Over 87% of customers surveyed state that they are satisfied or very satisfied with BSC services – Productivity: Team huddles in travel helped increase productivity by 48% and identify root causes of problems (e.g., 30% rejection rate); huddles being implemented throughout the BSC. – Management focus: Biweekly leadership performance reviews lead to both transparency into performance and quick adjustment based on insights ▪ Building internal capabilities to continue to drive improvements – Dedicated customer management team to meet with leaders of customer agencies, track satisfaction, and ensure we understand and fulfill customer needs – Dedicated performance management team to track and analyze performance – Functional training on end-to-end processes, behavioral training on managerial and customer service skills, leadership training on leading large organizations – Documenting standardized operating procedures for each role – Process Confirmations to ensure work integrity

12 | The BSC has made substantial progress over the last 14 months 11 SFS Collaboration FeatureDescriptionBenefit to Agencies Enable Document Attachment Functionality Requisition, Voucher, PO, AR document attachment function is enabled  Allows for more efficient processing of required documentation for transaction audits Dunning Notice Enhancements Update and expand the agency-configurable area in the dunning function allowing user edits to dunning letter content for different types of customers.  By expanding the agency- configurable area, this format can easily be used by other agencies requiring the need to run dunning in the future.  Fast and effective way to generate dunning letters to internal and external customers. Credit Card Administrator (CCA) Read Only Role Ability for agencies to be able to view/report on credit card transactions but not edit  Provides agencies with the ability to monitor transaction progress and work on resolving document errors more effectively. PO Proxy/Requisition Proxy The ability for users to edit/view POs that are assigned to other buyers or Requisitions for other employees  Allows Agencies to act on PO worklist items on behalf of assigned buyers/approvers.

13 | Driving Efficiency The BSC has made substantial progress over the last 14 months ▪ Revised process for rent payments to stream line the process ▪ Collaborating with OGS NYS Pro on e-catalog and e-invoicing solutions ▪ Implementing Filenet solutions to automate interfaces with customer agencies ▪ Working on a statewide HRIT solution ▪ Enterprise Time and Attendance System ▪ Consolidating payroll operations for ITS 12 Training  Online training videos for Travel and Credit Cards  Instructor led Travel training for current and future BSC customers  Instructor led Requisition and Receiving training in conjunction with SFS  Formal Training plans in place for employees coming to the BSC

14 | Work Locations Metrics The BSC has made substantial progress over the last 14 months 13 ▪ Currently employing over 225 employees working in 3 locations – Human Resources: Operations are located at 540 Broadway – Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Transition: Operations are located at 800 North Pearl St – Travel, Purchasing, Credit Cards, Customer Care and Technology : Operations are located at 50 Wolf Rd. ▪ Establishing metrics that provide excellent service to our customers – Travel vouchers approved within 5 days of submission to the BSC – Accounts Payable invoices approved within 22 days of MIR – Payroll processed with 100% accuracy

15 | Performance metrics provide valuable information about our operations: Travel team example 14SOURCE: SFS data, RightNow The most important metric shows how well we are meeting our Service-Level Agreement (SLA) with our customers For each service line, we measure the number of customer calls/tickets and time to resolve the issue. This helps us identify where we need more coverage We also look at how our productivity compares to the volume of work coming in so we can be prepared Created Processed

16 | Contents 15 ▪ What is the Business Services Center? What is the Business Services Center? ▪ How is the transition to the BSC being managed? ▪ How is the BSC governed? ▪ What progress has the BSC made to date?

17 | Customer agencies play a critical role in governing the BSC 16 Governing BodyMembershipRole Customer Advisory Council (coming in 2014) Executive Council Steering Committee ▪ Representatives of customer agencies ▪ Chair and leadership group selected ▪ Provides input into major decisions ▪ Negotiates standard service-level agreements ▪ Provides feedback on how well the BSC is operating ▪ OGS Commissioner ▪ Key state executives (e.g., governor’s office, DOB) ▪ Will include leadership of the Customer Advisory Council ▪ Reviews BSC performance and sets goals ▪ Sets strategic direction and makes major funding decisions (e.g., whether to invest in a new technology platform) ▪ Ensures customer service is consistently well- executed ▪ Not involved in day-to-day operations or all management decisions ▪ Temporary committee during 2-3 year transition, acting as key advisors ▪ Includes customers ▪ Advises on BSC design and transition Commissioner Destito (OGS Executive) Joe Rabito (OGS Executive) Karen Tyler (OGS BSC) Commissioner Boone/Trisha Hite (DCS) Susan Knapp (DOB) Roger Bailie (DOL) Dan Martuscello (DOCCS) Mark Pattison (OPWDD) Mary Hines (GOER) Jamie Woodward (DTF) Franklin Hecht (OGS Finance) Mary Zaremba (OGS BSC) Gail Hammond / Dan Cunningham (OGS HR) Current Steering Committee Members

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