State of Alaska, Department of Administration, Division of Personnel and Labor Relations

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2013 Recruitment System Replacement Project

The Division of Personnel and Labor Relations is excited to announce improvements are on the horizon for the State of Alaska’s recruitment system. Workplace Alaska has given us the ability to have an on-line recruiting system which has been a great tool for hiring managers and applicants. However, Workplace Alaska is currently a “home” built product, built on Lotus Notes. Lotus Notes is outdated technology and we are struggling to maintain a user friendly, responsive environment.

The most practical solution for the State of Alaska was to purchase a Software-as-a-Service recruitment system to meet our recruitment needs. This means we are purchasing a service from a company and they own and maintain the software. CGI, in partnership with NEOGOV, was the successful contractor at the conclusion of our procurement process. NEOGOV is well known in the Human Resource industry and is considered an industry leader in HR systems with a focus on public sector products.


Project Status

The estimated release dates are, February 19, 2013 for a pilot program (Revenue) and then March 18, 2013 for all other agencies, below is a basic outline of the phases that need to be completed before that point.

Phase Estimated
Start Date
Phase I - Initial Setup
Phase II - Project Team Training November 6, 2012
Phase III - System Configuration December 10, 2012
Phase IV - Agency HR Training
(online modules)
December 17, 2012
Phase V - Core HR User Onsite Training January 9 & 10, 2013
Phase VI - Begin Pilot Agency Hiring Manager Training January 14, 2013
Phase VII - Begin Hiring Manager Training
February 4, 2013
Phase VIII - Pilot Agency Transition to NeoGov system February 19, 2013
Phase IX - Transition to NeoGov system March 18, 2013
Phase X - Sunset current recruitment system June 27, 2013

Project Team During Implementation

  • Sharon Dick - Project Manager
  • Angelica Johanson - Subject Matter Expert
  • Holly Cox - Webmaster
  • Nicki Neal - DOPLR Director