HUD taps Orizon for integrated HR system

Orizon Inc. has won a five-year contract worth more than $13 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide an integrated human resources and training system, company spokesman Michael McLean said today.

Under the contract, Orizon of Rockville, Md., will establish a single, comprehensive enterprise resource planning operating environment that will strengthen HUD's human resource and training control processes and practices.

In so doing, the system will support re-engineered HR and training processes, integrate all HR and training information into a single platform and provide a single source of information on HUD employees.

Orizon will be the first 8(a) firm to implement a complete PeopleSoft Human Resources package agencywide, McLean said.

The system also will ensure that HR and training resources are used in the most effective manner possible, can interface with other existing systems and is compliant with the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program.

As the prime contractor, Orizon will have the overall responsibility for the implementation of the system. The company's team includes Northrop Grumman Corp., Advanced Technology Systems Inc., and Knowledge Impact Inc.

The system will be available to managers and supervisors for strategic planning and employee development, McLean said. The program will be based on the implementation of PeopleSoft Human Resource Management Solutions Version 8.8.

In addition to this and other HUD contracts, the company has prime contracts with various federal agencies, including the Treasury Department's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Orizon is an 8(a) disadvantaged business that provides a wide range of enterprise solutions from strategic technology consulting and information technology infrastructure design to the development and integration of business solutions. The company has more than 90 employees and had sales of $12.1 million in 2002.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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