U.S. Census Bureau to Save $1.2 Million Annually by Automating Performance Reviews with eSignLive
The new digitized process will increase operational efficiencies for all 15,000 Census employees (OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL) – March 14, 2017 – VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI), a global leader in digital solutions including identity, security and business productivity, today announced the U.S. Census Bureau has chosen eSignLive™, the e-signature choice for government, as the e-signature solution for the Bureau’s new automated performance management system. Built using the eSignLive SharePoint workflows, the Bureau’s system digitizes the entire performance management process and keeps it from falling to paper, even when a signature is required. This innovative approach will increase operational efficiencies and save the Bureau $1.2 million annually by removing the need for paper and shipping.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s mandated performance management process entails three review points throughout the year, each requiring multiple signatures. Currently, a full review cycle for one of the Bureau’s remote employees can take up to 90 days to complete. With 8,000 field employees, the Bureau needed a way to expedite the process while ensuring the highest level of data security, compliance and auditability.
The Bureau selected eSignLive to integrate with its automated performance management system because it is the only e-signature solution hosted on a FedRAMP SaaS-level compliant cloud as well as its proven PIV compliancy (HSPD-12), essential for use with derived credentials. eSignLive also brought a robust audit trail, white-labeling capabilities and scalability to ensure security, compliance and the ability to deploy and grow the solution across other areas of the Bureau. Once the Census Regional Offices performance plan is fully automated the expectation will be that e-signature capability will be put to work as an Enterprise Service, benefiting many other processes and use cases within the Agency.
The Bureau will deploy its automated performance management system to 8,000 field workers in the spring and to 7,000 employees at Headquarters and in regional offices in the fall. Once in use, the new system will enable all employees to submit and sign performance review forms electronically on any device, reducing turn-around time per employee by 70 percent, all while tracking progress and providing complete transparency and auditability of the signing ceremony.
“There is no single technology driving the digital transformation initiative – it’s about the convergence of multiple technologies and scalable solutions,” said eSignLive President, Tommy Petrogiannis. “Implementing best of breed solutions like eSignLive is a foundational first step toward an end-to-end digital government because it improves operational efficiency and creates transparency, helping drive home the importance of digitization.”
Government organizations looking to learn more about e-signature laws, regulations and standards for government agencies can visit www.esignlive.com/resource-center/e-signature-laws-regulations-standards-for-government.
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