HC P2P Project Recognized as Leading the field

Congratulations to Mr. Jamie Tibbetts, CFO, Health Canada, and his team, for their insight and dedication to bringing excellence to all they do. The P2P project was designed and implemented by LeAnne Spurrell and her SWAT team, and facilitated by QMR Consulting & Professional Staffing.

From the Ottawa Citizen: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/inspiring-public-servants-get-top...

"Jamie T. Tibbetts, receives on behalf of his team, the 2014 Public Service Award of Excellence 2014 for Employee Innovation. This multi-dimensional team is being applauded for pioneering the "procure to pay" concept, a major initiative that has revolutionized accounting and procurement at both Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. By implementing a single, integrated platform known as P2P, the department consolidated 14 accounting offices and 12 procurement offices into two hubs, saving $2 million annually. The system also ensures fewer late-payment charges, better information management and more accurate data to support resource management decisions. The team's initiative has generated a surge of interest in the Public Service of Canada and has been made available to other departments for adaptation."

It is apparent throughout the Government of Canada that the Health Canada (HC) Procure-to-Pay (P2P) project is a shining example of successful, accelerated business process automation. As a result of the transformation work accomplished through the P2P project, HC and its team members have received the following awards and nominations:

· Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) - CFO Financial Leadership Award 2013 nomination

· CPA Innovation Award 2014 recipient - Health Canada: "Procure to Pay" initiative

· Public Service Award of Excellence 2014 Recipient, Category: Employee Innovation, Procure to Pay Implementation Team

· HC ADM/CFO had the honour of presenting this initiative to the Clerk of the Privy Council and his core DM Council as an example of BPM transformation for effective change while another colleague presented one for LEAN/Six Sigma approach.

· The Office of the Controller General (OCG) of Canada submitted the HC P2P Project achievement to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as a Canadian example of innovation where it is being hailed as a success story.

· The HC P2P Project is also being considered as a finalist at the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) internal innovation awards.