InPower Announces InPower Federal; New Product is Designed to Meet the Specialized Needs of Federal Government Agencies.SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 1996--InPower today announced general availability of its InPower Federal Human Resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. Management application for Federal Government agencies at the Public Administration Affairs Forum in Washington DC.
InPower Federal is forward-engineered and models-based, and includes all of the best-practice capabilities of the commercial InPower Series. The application has been specifically tailored to meet the specialized needs of Federal Government Agencies.
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DHHS and InPower joined forces in defining requirements for InPower Federal. The result is a product which includes preloaded Federal Compensation Plans, Federal Forms generation, automatic Within-grade increases (WIGIs), and extended employee KSA KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Features and Functions
InPower Federal HR offers federal customers a comprehensive range of functions and capabilities that maximize the benefits of a truly strategic and customized human resources management system. A Federal Compensation Plan, standard Federal Forms, and automatic WIGIs are just a few of the features available in the federalized version of InPower HR.
The pre-loaded Federal Compensation Plan includes: GS pay plan and salary tables (including locality pay), all health benefits carrier plans and options, FEGLI FEGLI Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance , Thrift Savings Plan The Federal Thrift Savings Plan, or TSP, is a retirement savings plan for civilians who are, or previously were, employed by the United States Government and for members of the uniformed services. The TSP encompasses many millions of investors and has substantial assets. , and CSRS CSRS Civil Service Retirement System
CSRS COE (Common Operating Environment) Software Repository System
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CSRS Collaborative Software Review System and FERS retirement plans. This feature improves control and visibility by providing a consistent interface for managing all activities related to the compensation of employees, their dependents and beneficiaries.
Standard Federal Forms are automatically populated by InPower Federal when InPower events are used to strategically manage HR within the organization. InPower Federal supports the following forms: Request for Personnel Action (SF-52); Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50); and training nomination and authorization. Additionally, with automatic WIGIs in place, an InPower Federal browser identifies employees due for wage increases. The auto-WIGI feature automatically generates an SF-50 for the within-grade increase.
Pricing and Availability
InPower will have general availability of InPower Federal HR in July, 1996. Pricing for InPower Federal HR starts at $195,000. Licensing fees are based upon number of users. InPower Federal HR can be purchased through InPower's direct sales force or through DHHS which will provide cross-servicing for federal agencies. Interested parties may contact InPower representatives at (800) 930-0165 or Samuel Thompkins, Deputy Director, Human Resources Service for DHHS at (202)-690-8185.
InPower, a privately held software manufacturer, first introduced its forward-engineered human resource and payroll client/server offerings in 1994, with the release of InPower HR. The InPower series includes InPower HR, InPower Pay, InPower Tools, and InPower Models, and offers customers: models-based application engineering, integrated total compensation management, graphical event-driven workflow and competency-based deployment. The result is a strategic human resources management system that enhances employee effectiveness and leverages information so that management can best use its most important asset, people. InPower has world wide clients in major industries including manufacturing, health care, higher education, and the public sector. The company has comprehensive consulting services and training programs to assist customers in implementing and using the InPower Series.
Maria Miller, 800/930-0182
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