Big Nevada District Reviews Bids for $17M Overhaul of Personnel Platform

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The Clark County school system in Nevada is reviewing proposals for a massive overhaul of its personnel data systems, a $17 million project that is being paid for with state money.

The sprawling district, home to Las Vegas, is one of the nation’s largest with an enrollment of about 320,000 students. It says its goal is to buy a “human capital management system,” a single, centralized tech database that will house information on personnel, performance management, payroll procession, time and attendance, and other details, according to an RFP the district floated earlier this year.

State legislators and Nevada’s Republication governor, Brian Sandoval, approved state funding for the project, a move that allows local officials to forward.

Over the past few years, Nevada state officials have set in motion a broad reorganization of the Clark County schools, which gives much more autonomy over instruction and spending to individual schools in the district, in exchange for local campus leaders facing expectations to produce results.

District officials have described the installation of a human-capital tech system as critical to making the overall reorganization of personnel and practices work.

“This is a significant purchase,” said David Roddy, a public information specialist with the district. Clark County’s schools currently rely on a system that is “very old and antiquated.”

Vendors hoping to land the work faced an April deadline to submit plans. Clark County officials received seven bids, though the district will not identify the companies while their bids are being considered, Roddy said.

A proposal to complete the work will go before the district’s board of trustees for consideration in August, Roddy said, and Clark County officials hope to implement the new platform by January of 2019.

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