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Performance Budget Submission for Congressional Justification

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Unified Financial Management System

The Unified Financial Management System (UFMS) is being implemented to replace five legacy accounting systems currently used across the Operating Divisions (OPDIVs). The UFMS will integrate the Department's financial management structure and provide HHS leaders with a more timely and coordinated view of critical financial management information. The system will also facilitate shared services among the Agencies and thereby, help management reduce substantially the cost of providing accounting service throughout HHS Similarly, UFMS, by substantially the cost of providing accounting service throughout HHS. Similarly, UFMS, by generating timely, reliable, and consistent financial information, will enable the component agencies and program administrators to make more timely and informed decisions regarding their operations. AHRQ's requests $768,260 to support these efforts in FY 2006.

The Program Management Office (PMO) and the Program Support Center (PSC) have commenced Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities for UFMS in FY 2004. The PMO and the PSC will provide the O&M activities to support UFMS. The scope of proposed O&M services includes post deployment support and ongoing business and technical operations services. Post-deployment services include supplemental functional support, training, change management and technical help-desk services. Ongoing business operation services involve core functional support, training and communications, and help desk services. Ongoing technical services include the operations and maintenance of the UFMS production and development environments, ongoing development support, and backup and disaster recovery services. AHRQ's requests $478,563 to support these efforts in FY 2006.

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