In July 2004, General Service Administration filed a charter with Congress to establish a government-wide relocation advisory board, which later became known as GRAB. In September 2005, the GRAB released a report citing over 150 specific recommendations to improve federal employee relocation practices. The GRAB also created four broad concepts aimed at developing a reform strategy for federal agencies.
The GRAB strategic concepts included:
- Identifying opportunities for federal agencies to streamline relocation processes with an aim toward more efficient and effective employee transfers and appointments.
- Identifying opportunities for agencies to improve their ability to monitor and manage employee relocation expenditures and adherence to policy.
- Recommending changes to the FTR creating regulations that correspond with corporate and industry best practices.
- Identifying areas where the government could reduce administrative burden, management and process variability, and the costs of managing relocations.
In an effort to provide leadership on many of the GRAB recommendations, we invested into our infrastructure bringing revolutionary changes to the federal employee relocation market. Our technology and subject matter expertise have become an instrumental element in improving agency management, transferee satisfaction, cost reduction, and program transparency.
We now offer consulting services in our portfolio of employee relocation services. Together, we can partner to modernize your employee relocation program. Our staff and partners can provide you with an assessment of your program and collaboratively establish a modernization plan to meet the recommendations for the GRAB, before the recommendations become mandatory.
We offer consultation from developing a strategic direction through the implementation and assessment of your modernization plan.