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Projects:

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Recreation One Stop (R1S) Program – Enterprise Support Services
Veterans Affairs A-123 Support
Department of Labor (DOL), Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) Performance Audits
VA Community Care, Financial Internal Controls Support
Department of Veterans Affairs; Internal Controls Status Reporting Tiger Team Program for Choice
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia; Budget Support Services
Department of State Actuarial Support

Project Details:

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Recreation One Stop (R1S) Program – Enterprise Support Services:

Sehlke Consulting is supporting the R1S PMO with Enterprise Support Services. R1S is a federal interagency partnership providing “one-stop” access to outdoor recreation information, automated recreation planning services and reservation, permitting and ticketing services for a wide range of facilities and activities available on federal lands. Agencies currently participating in the R1S program are: US Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Park Service (NPS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Sehlke’s acquisition support services to the R1S PMO include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assisting the R1S Program Management Office with contract administration activities;
  • Drafting and coordinating complex procurement documents for Government approval;
  • Advising on unique and creative contracting mechanisms to achieve R1S strategic objectives;
  • Providing expertise and assistance relating to requirements analysis and definition;
  • Providing technical expertise and assistance in the review and analysis of contractor proposals;
  • Providing technical expertise in the execution of Agile software development processes and management of complex e-commerce solution development;
  • Providing miscellaneous administrative contract management support services; and
  • Providing meeting facilities in the Washington DC area.

Veterans Affairs A-123 Support:

Provide support in the evaluation of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) process level controls, testing of internal controls at the transaction level, and concluding and reporting services as described in OMB Circular A-123 Appendix A, using the: “Implementation Guide for OMB Circular A-123, Management’s Responsibility for Internal Control Appendix A, Internal Control over Financial Reporting (CFOC Implementation Guide) (Chief Financial Officer’s Council [CFOC], July 2005).” The overall purpose of the work is to execute test plans to provide assurance on the status of internal controls to be included in the VA’s PAR. Our team supports over 12 testing engagements at the VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) across the country. Sehlke personnel provide entrance conference briefings with VAMC leadership, prior to testing, and an exit briefing post testing. Upon completion of testing, audit work papers are documented and include an inclusive list of topics identified in the testing plan for each site. Our team ensures all work papers that document the results of internal controls over financial reporting are consolidate, analyzed and provided to the clients post testing. Our team documents all audit findings, conditions, causes, effects, and recommendations.

Department of Labor (DOL), Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) Performance Audits:

Conduct performance audit on the Thrift Savings Plan operations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Finance Center.  Audit engagements are performed at the U.S Department of Agriculture’s National Finance Center in Louisiana.  Our testing efforts focus on internal controls over payroll and benefits processing and compliance with the Federal Employee Retirement System Act (FERSA) and other regulations.  Our team provides audit preparation of test plans, executes testing efforts, and reports findings and analysis to DOL leadership.

VA Community Care, Financial Internal Controls Support:

Sehlke Consulting is supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs Internal Controls at VA Community Care (VA OCC IC).  Sehlke is supporting in carrying out Section 101 of the Choice Act in targeted areas of internal control support. The work focuses on the Community Care internal control infrastructure and includes organizational structure, standard operating procedures (SOP) aggregation document, risk assessment, test plans, gap analysis, reporting and monitoring, corrective action plans, and performance metrics based on the maturity of the recently formed Community Care Directorates. The work also includes project management with an integrated and agile approach that incorporates direct collaboration with the internal control, quality and performance, financial, and operational units within the Community Care Directorates, which will position the Community Care organization for a successful transition to the new provider care networks.  Under Phase I of the task, Sehlke is creating the Community Care Internal Controls Framework.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Community Care was established and requires the realignment of multiple operational units. Consequently, Sehlke will help with the support of conducting an assessment of the realigned units and provide recommendations for establishing internal controls.  Sehlke will also be supporting Phase II which includes the implementation and sustainment of the OCC internal control infrastructure.

Department of Veterans Affairs; Internal Controls Status Reporting Tiger Team Program for Choice

Sehlke Consulting continues to provide the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with VA Community Care Choice Program Implementation Support (CC CPIS) services. The implementation of the Choice Act is complex, requiring multiple stakeholders to implement and maintain compliance with new administrative and clinical processes.  As a result, the VHA Office of Community Care would like to better identify variation away from standard procedures and identify new challenges that must be addressed in order for successful Choice transformation and ongoing operations.  Those opportunities should be reviewed with the appropriate individual(s) within leadership, and projects to address the opportunities prioritized for implementation by the Integrated Capability Project Teams.  This project will primarily focus upon creating program and project management tools and templates, and facilitation of status reporting activities and meetings. Our Tiger Teams support works with the Core Team to perform outreach to identify, engage and gain commitments from subject matter specialists and support staff to participate in IC reporting for Tiger Teams.

Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia; Budget Support Services

Sehlke Consulting was selected to support the Chief Financial Officer for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.  It is the mission of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) to provide and promote quality legal representation to indigent adults and children facing a loss of liberty in the District of Columbia, thereby protecting society’s interest in the fair administration of justice.

PDS is a federally funded, independent organization governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees. Originally operating as the Legal Aid Agency from 1960 to 1970, PDS was created in 1970 by a federal statute enacted to comply with a constitutional mandate to provide defense counsel for people who cannot afford an attorney.

Sehlke will be supporting the Budget and Finance Office whose mission is to deliver quality and timely financial services that promote the best legal representation for PDS clients and thereby protect society’s interest in the fair administration of justice.

Sehlke’s role will be to provide budget support services including the full complement of budgetary operations to support PDS programs, operations, and personnel, including formulation of the budget request, budget presentations, and execution of the approved annual budget for PDS; perform a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties connected with the review, justification, presentation, and execution of the budget; review, analyze, and interpret existing and propose legislation, appropriation language, executive orders, and OMB circulars and bulletins; provide expert advice and recommendations for budgetary actions; assist in the justification of budget before OMB staff; and develop cost-benefit analysis of proposed budgetary and program actions.

Department of State Actuarial Support

Sehlke Consulting provides support to the Department of State.  The work is Audit Analysis Support and Sehlke provides actuarial consulting services for a United States Embassy, to support an independent valuation and audit of the Defined Benefit Pension Plan it maintains for its Locally Employed staff (LE Staff).

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Contact: Chad Sehlke, MBA, CDFM
Phone: 703-600-9626
Fax: 877-353-7172
Email: chad.sehlke@sehlkeconsulting.com
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