Cost-Effective Workforce Solutions Deliver Results and Improve Compliance
As the ranks of the long-term unemployed continue to increase, state and regional workforce development agencies are facing increased demands for their services. In addition, evolving regulations and requirements, complex guidelines for grant administration, and reporting and compliance constantly threaten to distract government leaders from their primary mission: developing a 21st century workforce to meet the needs of industry. With finite funding and staff, agencies are struggling to keep up.
Crowe Horwath LLP provides critical assistance to labor and workforce development agencies by drawing on its unique combination of public sector experience, cross functional skills, and industry best practices. Our professionals, who include former elected and appointed governmental officials, constantly monitor trends and legislation to keep agencies updated on the latest developments. In addition, Crowe works closely with government leaders to identify organizational issues, recommend innovative solutions and strategy, and implement systems and processes so that agencies can focus on what truly matters – getting their communities back to work.
Crowe’s in-depth knowledge and understanding of top labor and workforce development issues give our team a unique perspective on how to help agencies develop services to enable more effective operations and:
Reduce costs. Our team identifies the most valuable opportunities for cost savings, with rigorous review and analysis; develops an effective strategy that maintains vital services while planning for long-term growth; and establishes a road map to reach goals.
Consolidate operations. Crowe conducts accounting, and information technology (IT) processes and systems to uncover opportunities for consolidation and more efficient operations.
Improve performance. Drawing on a unique combination of public sector experience, industry knowledge, and technology expertise, Crowe works with agencies to implement advanced technology, streamline processes, increase operational efficiency, benchmark performance, and track improvements.
Manage information more effectively. Our proven, comprehensive approach helps agencies identify strategic objectives, assess current systems, design information architecture, and deploy tools and systems. Crowe’s solutions help governmental organizations make more-informed decisions and improve cross agency communication.
Manage grants. Through hundreds of public sector engagements, Crowe’s team of auditors, risk managers, technologists, educators, implementers, and process experts have developed effective processes that help labor and workforce development comply with the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and other federal programs.
Manage reporting and compliance. Our comprehensive compliance solutions help organizations understand complex regulations, identify issues, evaluate internal control structures, and define and implement a corrective action plan to comply with records management requirements.
Our team has substantial experience in delivering effective solutions to a variety of labor and workforce related entities, including state agencies and local boards. Crowe has team members that serve in key roles on workforce related boards and quickly understand both the workforce board and one-stop system operations. We offer consulting services, including process reviews, program evaluation and fund monitoring, and audit and assurance services.
Crowe has worked extensively in providing fiscal agent services under the WIA and business-process improvement services, including needs assessments, system selections, technical leadership, operational review, process-flow mapping, and policy and procedures development.
Crowe’s governmental labor and workforce solutions include audit, accounting consulting, economic development, financial advisory, forensic services, performance consulting, risk management and compliance, and technology risk consulting.