GAO seeks data on commercial budget software
- By Rob Thormeyer
- Apr 12, 2006
The Government Accountability Office is asking industry for information about commercial software that could assist legislative agencies in formulating annual personnel budget requests to Congress.
In a recent notice
, congressional watchdog agency GAO said it is seeking products that let users develop base-level program estimates of employee compensation, benefits and personnel-related costs.
The programs should also let the user record explanations and assumptions that support human capital management, financial-management, budget formulation, workforce planning and payroll processing systems.
Other functions the software should perform include:
- Accounting for different work schedules and compensation or benefits entitlements;
- Annualizing current year full-time equivalent and salary costs;
- Projecting FTE usage and dollar costs;
- Providing flexibility to incorporate business rules and assumptions, such as overtime, promotions, merit increases, specialty pay and compensatory pay.
Responses to the information request are due May 8.