Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, state and municipal governments across the country are receiving $150 billion to recover costs associated with keeping constituents safe during and after the ongoing pandemic.
Partnering with Woolpert—an architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm—we have developed a suite of CARES Act Advisory and Implementation Services that adapt our expertise in modern software delivery, people and change management, and digital technology services to help governments make the most of their CARES Act funds.
Our CARES Act Advisory and Implementation Services make sure the right resources get to the right people at the right time and help our public-sector clients adapt to new work environment.
Our Suite of CARES Act Services
CARES Act Expense Tracking
CARES Act funds must be dispersed by December 31, 2020. Because of the tight timeline, we use our proven cost tracking mechanisms to maximize your organization’s CARES Act funding so that you can safely and efficiently achieve your mission objectives.
Services include guidance to maximize CARES Act funding, monitoring to ensure proper use and reporting services.
Remote Workforce Key Measures & Metrics Enablement
State and local government reporting requires careful accounting for municipal employees’ time and resources. We help you monitor how your team is working and interacting, using data analytics and visualization to identify opportunities for coaching, increase levels of engagement, and foster cross-departmental communication.
Services include identification of employees and departments best suited to remote work, creation of prioritized actions plans, and data mining from existing collaboration platforms.
Remote Workforce Adoption & Change Management
For municipal government employees and their supervisors, the rapid shift to remote work can be difficult. We have been working remotely for 20 years and have the change management tools and tactics to help you manage your remote workforce effectively.
Services include leadership coaching on messaging, change tactics, cultural considerations, and continuity to ensure an easier transition to new collaborative platforms.
Teams Rapid Deployment & Adoption
Adapting to remote work technology such as Microsoft Teams has been relatively easy for most government agencies—getting employees to use the tools is the bigger challenge. Our Rapid Teams Adoption & Change Management Program will help employees embrace Teams, enhance teleworking capabilities, and decrease technical issues, while our Governance Readiness Workshop—unique to us—will ensure your documents and data are protected.
Services include rapid Teams mobilization, Teams governance definition, and team-readiness and post training support.
Manual Process Automation with RPA
Many organizations use manual processes for important CARES Act-related functions such as grant-funding approval for small businesses. Our one-day-or-less RPA Identification Workshop will find opportunities to automate routine, repeatable and rules-based activities that involve large quantities of information needing to be processed quickly, accurately and consistently.
Capabilities include automated log-in to any application, read and write to databases, content extraction from documents, PDFs, and emails, and more.
Unemployment Systems Break-fix & Modernization
With more than 43 million unemployment applications on file and millions more being processed every week, protecting unemployment systems is critical. We will use our deep and broad experience across multiple ecosystems and package implementations—from Java and .NET to Mainframe (COBAL), Open Source, Oracle, MS SQL and DB2—to perform root cause analysis and remediation for security issues, critical software, and infrastructure defects.
Services include analysis of existing systems and processes and identification and implementation of opportunities for improvement that use modern patterns, practices, and technologies—even on legacy systems.
Additional CARES Act Capabilities
Application Advising: We support Woolpert in their work to help agencies apply for state funding and liaise with state treasury departments to expedite funding requests.
Program Management: We can also provide CARES Act program implementation and ongoing management support. Working remotely, we can help:
- Develop program communications
- Forecast program resources
- Manage funding requests
- Provide program oversight and management
- Support reporting requirements
Woolpert is committed to a vision to become the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm, and one of the best companies in the world. With more than a century of experience, Woolpert supports public, private, federal, and U.S. military clients nationally and around the globe.