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"Human Resource Outsourcing for Government"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Simple, direct outsourcing solution for government agencies.

Cons

Feedback to management about some important issues has gone unacknowledged.

Other Employee Reviews for PHFE

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Okay (Portfolio Management/Planning & Staff Support could use help)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in City of Industry, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in City of Industry, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PHFE full-time

    Pros

    PHFE is a non-profit focused on both initiating and supporting public health programs (it is rewarding to be a part of this). For the most part PHFE staff are friendly warm people. Benefits are very good (salary mediocre).

    Cons

    Salary (low for position type & low for hours worked). At times PHFE will work its employees like an investment bank or national accounting firm. It is great that PHFE is growing but it should make more of an effort to support its employees as it grows.

    CEO seems to support work-life balance but there is no oversight to ensure work life balance is actually protected. PHFE seems to jump into new systems and structures forcing many staff to consistently feel pressured to work 12-13 hour days and to work many holidays/days off. This issue is exacerbated by insufficient portfolio review and re-balancing of workload across available staff.

    Advice to Management

    1) Incentivize middle-management to actually support work-life balance for their team by tracking actual hours worked and setting up a bonus system for managers who do best at keeping their employees hours under 10-hours a day and with the fewest weekends worked (while still getting necessary work done). This promotes efficiency and should lead to better employee satisfaction and lower turnover. No one at PHFE would deny very high turnover the past year.

    Also, Most employees would like to feel they work for an organization that would like for them to be able to go home and eat dinner with their families at the end of the day. If you want to keep employees who you have made the investment to train, then try not to abuse them.

    2) Perform an annual assessment of all programs to determine which show promise and which consistently fail to show sustainability (there are some programs which consistently cost PHFE more from a labor and risk standpoint then others, these programs should be reduced while more promising programs expanded).

    There are many programs PHFE can support, we should make an effort to support the most worthy and should include Accounting/Admin team input when renewing or signing new contracts. (The Contract Management group may facilitate contracts but it is Accounting/HR that actually have to perform the support work for monthly operations. There should be an annual review with stakeholders from each department outlining which programs to target for expansion and which programs to transition out of PHFE management.)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Public health - working with a fiscal sponsor"

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    Current Employee - Health Program Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Health Program Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PHFE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    PHFE, as a non-profit fiscal sponsor, provides an extremely supportive environment for government funded grant programs. I have over 20 year's experience collaborating with them. Their recent changes have resulted in more client oriented support.

    Cons

    No real cons. Job challenges are associated largely with the flux of federal funding and limitations inherent in working within a system that is constrained by economic and political priorities.

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