GSA Schedule 738x – Human Resource Services
With a government as large as ours is, it takes a great deal of time and effort to keep everything running. The truth is without millions of employees is many different sectors this country would not run the way it does. From the forest service to the IRS, it takes people to keep this country running. As tax payers, we demand that the people we have entrusted this great country to are of the best quality and of the highest standards. Equally, we want them to be treated with the utmost respect and get paid a fair wage for a good job. To ensure that this occurs the federal government needs human resource professionals just like any other business. Many entities are large enough to have their own human resources department but some may not be. The problem then becomes how to get these administrative tasks accomplished without one person designated to do the job. The answer is GSA schedule 738x which allows government agencies to contract out human resource tasks to outside agencies.
Many human resource professionals have found that they can open their own business by becoming a contractor with the federal government. Because of the increasing demands of hiring, firing, and employee issues the field has broadened and become increasingly more important. Government agencies need cost-effective alternatives to the traditional in-house HR professional. GSA schedule 738x allows them to contract out this work to either independent contractors or HR firms. If you have a small HR firm or are an independent contractor this is the perfect way to stimulate and grow your business. The process is simple, simply register your business get certified and you’re ready to go.
Now that you are ready to work one you simply go to FedBizOpps which is where you will find the work. Once you find a project that fits your profile submit a proposal and wait to be hired. It is also not uncommon for someone to contact you with a project they need to be completed. It just that easy. Whether you are an independent contractor or own a small HR firm this is the perfect opportunity to do what you do best.
If you are an HR professional who is tired of the corporate world this is the perfect opportunity for you. Take those skills that you have developed and put them to good use working for the federal government. It will give you the opportunity to become your own boss and make a good living. A federal contract can represent enough business to keep you afloat for an extended period of time. Although there are usually time limits on these contracts, if you are awarded one other agencies can come in on the contract for you to perform the same service for them. This means that one contract can blossom to include many more. It also means that if you provide excellent service that agency will want to use you again. Your income potential will continue to grow over time.
Another great advantage of GSA schedule 738x contracts is that you can run with a very low overhead. Any contractor who works with schedule 738x has access to the government own HR software. You will have the support of a great program to help you with all your reports, forecasts, and other HR processes. The best part is that it is free so your overhead will be very low.
Working with GSA schedule 738x will also help you to acquire clients in the public sector. You can use your experience to your advantage being able to claim the working relationship on the federal level will look good to other clients. It can also allow you to specialize in a certain area of HR that you especially like. This will help you to continue to grow your business.
GSA schedule 738x was designed to give the federal government accesses to human resource professionals when a dedicated department is not feasible. For the HR professional, it is an excellent way to market your skills. Whether you are an independent contractor or own a small firm working with the government can help you grow your business. Get away from the corporate world and work independently you will be happier and maybe a little richer.
If you would like help getting on GSA schedule 738x, contact GSA Scheduler or give us a call at (518) 360-2107.