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M. D. Anderson Reserved Rights

Compliance with the terms and conditions of the Confidentiality Agreement or Supplier acceptance via a submitted proposal relating to this RFP shall not bestow Supplier with any rights or expectations with respect to being selected to perform the work or provide a solution described herein. Suppliers are encouraged to read Section 04 of the RFP documents entitled “Proposal Requirements.

  • III.

    Current Environment

    • A.


Currently M. D. Anderson utilizes the following employee labor scheduling systems:

  • Per-Se’ Technologies, Ansos/One-Staff software (Inpatient Nursing only)

  • AtStaff, Inc,, Physician Scheduler software (Anesthesiology & Critical Care only)

  • Kronos, Inc., Workforce Scheduler software (various departments)


  • 1.

    The Kronos Workforce Scheduler is a basic scheduling component of the Kronos Time & Attendance system.

  • 2.

    Other stand-alone products are used in numerous departments but are not considered a primary or key scheduling tool.

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is seeking an employee labor scheduling system appropriate for use across the enterprise. Supplier must acknowledge that proposed software has been developed for implementation in a healthcare environment including inpatient and outpatient facilities, clinical and non- clinical departments and product functionality compliant with a variety of departmental scheduling methods. Implementation of a new employee labor scheduling system will occur in three (3) phases with an approximate implementation time of 4-6 months per phase.

B. Software

PeopleSoft v8.9 is the core of the employee payroll processing system. Employee demographics, payroll data, accruals, certifications, expirations and licenses are maintained in the PeopleSoft system.

The Kronos Time & Attendance system (Workforce Central v5.1) is the timekeeping system utilized across the M. D. Anderson enterprise along with the Kronos Leave Management module. Day-to-day transactions received from the time clocks are maintained in Workforce Central along with manual corrections, paid-time-off entries and all entries from the Leave Management module reflecting employee FMLA, military and maternity leave, etc. All data is interfaced to PeopleSoft for monthly and semi-monthly payroll processing.

There are two (2) major employee labor scheduling systems implemented at M. D. Anderson that receive employee demographic and accrual data from the PeopleSoft payroll system via a daily batch file. Per- Se’ Technologies, ‘Ansos/One-Staff’ v2.1 scheduling software, is the current employee labor scheduling system of all M. D. Anderson inpatient nursing departments while AtStaff, Inc., ‘Physician Scheduler’ v6.01.3C, is utilized by the Anesthesiology & Critical Care departments. The remaining departments maintain employee labor schedules via Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, various stand-alone scheduling products or other manual methods.

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