UXC scores $16 million Defence contract

Will oversee Defence's HR system update

Listed services company UXC (ASX: UXC) has picked up a new contract with Defence to refresh its personnel systems.

The deal will see UXC update the technology platform supporting Defence's Human Resources Management System (PMKeyS).

The project will also see the integration of Defence's Reserve payment system, CENRESPAYII.

Defence originally opened the project up for tendering in September. At the time it said the project would help it better manage risk and add “significant and sustainable benefits” to the organisation.

The project will see UXC migrate Defence’s existing PMKeyS HR functionality, based on PeopleTools Version 7.63, to the latest version of PeopleSoft, PeopleTools Version 8.48.

It will also move a range of payroll functions to PeopleSoft Global Payroll and Human Capital Management 9. The project also includes security implementation, change management, training development and delivery.

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel, Alan Griffin, said the project was a key component in the Integrated Master Plan for the Personnel Systems Modernisation and HR Shared Services Reform at Defence.

It would also support the objectives of the Defence Strategic Reform Program and Pay Remediation Task Force.

UXC’s Oracle division, Red Rock Consulting, will commence work on the $16 million project in May. It is expected to be complete by the first half of 2012.

In February the Federal Government announced a raft of new initiatives designed to address a number of deficiencies in the Australian Defence Force’s payroll and pay system.

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