Office of Business Applications Support (OBAS)
Susan Wilmore, Director
OBAS provides coordination within the Civil Service Commission and across other state agencies and offices responsible for the interrelated processes within the Human Resources Management Network, including Office of the State Employer, Office of Financial Management, Department of Treasury, and Department of Information Technology.
The Human Resources Management Network (HRMN) is the State of Michigan enterprise software system for managing employees' personnel, benefits, and payroll information. OBAS is responsible for allocation of resources, budget, purchasing, contract administration, program planning, data access, and data reporting. Use of the HRMN system is facilitated by OBAS in seven cluster areas through four work teams:
Lawson contract management
System access and security
System data and reporting services
Service Center coordination
Special project sponsorship
User preparation and assistance
The HRMN Central Security Administration team oversees access to the statewide HRMN system. Central Security establishes data access roles and protocols; maintains the access password system for over 1,100 human resource professionals and over 50,000 employee self-service users; and trains and supports the statewide network of Agency Security Administrators.
Data Management & Reports
The Data Management and Reports team provides access to data within HRMN and the Management Information Database (MIDB). This includes the establishment and maintenance of standard reports; the design and execution of special reports and data inquiries; the development of interfaces with other data systems; and the creative application of system information to enhance Civil Service and other state HR-related processes.
Project Management & Production Support
The Project Management & Production Support team serves as the research and development arm for HRMN, helping to design and test new and innovative application of the existing technology. The team is also responsible for ensuring the system supports, on a day to day basis, the ongoing efforts of the HR professional community to serve the Human Resource needs of state employees and state program managers.
Communications & Customer Technologies
The Communications & Customer Technologies team coordinates the HRMN web presence, with an emphasis on user self-assistance via web-based resources. The HRMN Web Learning Center and related sites allow the State's 8,000 plus HRMN HR system users 24 hour on-line access to training and reference tools. The HRMN MI HR Self-Service Gateway and related sites support 50,000 plus state employees as they access their compensation and benefits information and manage the basic aspects of their state career online.