Managing Risks in the Retained Organization

Transforming the retained organization is a critical factor in the successful transition to a shared services paradigm, concluded a panel of federal executives brought together by the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy), in partnership with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), on October 6th. This panel described the reality of setting up the retained organization and its associated risks as well as shared practical strategies to mitigate risks and overcome challenges. 

“As we transition to the next Administration, we hope that the momentum around shared services is sustained,” said Academy President and CEO Dan G. Blair. “Shared services are good government, and good government is good for the country.”

Featured panelists at this discussion included:

  • Elizabeth Angerman, Executive Director, Unified Shared Services Management, U.S. General Services Administration

  • Anita Blair, Academy Fellow

  • Ellen Herbst, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Mark Rose, Director of Financial Operations/Comptroller, U.S. Coast Guard

The Panel was moderated by Karen Shrum, Senior Manager, Government & Public Sector Practice of EY. A post-event paper will be circulated at a later date.

The Panelists address the audience on managing risks in a retained organization



       Karen Shrum provides the audience with an overview                        Dan Blair, President and CEO of the   
                            of the panel discussion                                               National Academy of Public Administration,                                                                                                                                                         welcomes the audience


Karen Shrum of EY moderates the Panel