Bywater awarded contract to guide USDA in improving their HR processes
PR Newswire -- January 23, 2003

Stamford, Conn. - Management consulting firm, Bywater has been awarded a significant contract by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Bywater has had a 3-year relationship with the APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services) Division of the USDA. This relationship has now been extended into the Human Resources function of APHIS.

The APHIS mission is to safeguard US agriculture and has the responsibility to ensure compliance with regulations relating to the movement and import of plant and animal materials.

The HR function is responsible for all recruitment and employee life-cycle management for some 7,000 people in activities ranging from headquarters staff, through personnel based in field offices, ports and border crossings.

Bywater will provide strategic planning and implementation services to assist the HR team to improve processes and better meet the needs of their customers. The approach to be used will involve aligning the HR activities with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 and in seeking third party registration.

"We have considerable expertise and success in assisting clients in the government sector to meet their process improvement objectives and are looking forward to helping this unique and customer focused organization meet their strategic goals", said George Russel, President of Bywater. The engagement is planned to continue into 2004.

Bywater's client base includes federal and local government, food and beverage, automotive, pharmaceuticals, transportation, oil and gas, and many other service, manufacturing, and distribution sectors.

Bywater is an international management firm providing assistance in areas such as Strategic Planning, Enterprise Transformation, Process Improvement, Acquisition & Partnering Assistance, Private Equity Financing and Growth Strategy Execution. The firm has over 20 years experience in client-led, results-driven business improvement strategies. If you would like more information on Bywater call (800) 973-0344 or visit them on the web at


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