Client: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Federal statutes and regulations require agencies, including the NRC, to maintain an ethics program. One mandatory component of the NRC’s ethics program involved the submission, processing, and storage of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE 450 Form). NRC lacked an automated capability to complete and submit the OGE 450 Forms for federal employees with relevant financial disclosure data.
TSPi implemented the NRC Ethics Management system on the Appian low-code platform. As a robust and easily configurable platform, TSPi determined Appian to be the best solution for the NRC’s business process management (BPM), Case Management (CM) and Cloud based capabilities. Establishing the new system on Appian gave our team the opportunity to unify the process, data, workflow, collaboration, and mobility necessary to create a highly innovative Ethics Management System (EMS).
Specifically, we incorporated an Agile Development Methodology for configuration and customization of the new EMS—allowing for requirements and solutions to evolve through a collaborative effort of self-organizing cross-functional teams.
In just a matter of weeks, TSPi successfully deployed a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) application on the Appian cloud-hosted platform satisfying the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements. After completion of all development activities, NRC gained a new, FedRAMP-authorized application which allowed for more efficient usage of resources across the enterprise. Furthermore, the new Ethics Management application streamlined and automated the costly and time consuming Confidential Financial Disclosure Report and ethics advice storage processes for the NRC.