Irvine, CA. - March 8, 2007 -- PDSI, a leading provider of staff scheduling and notification solutions for public safety departments, is pleased to announce that the City of Birmingham, Alabama's Fire and Police departments have selected TeleStaff for its staff scheduling and notification needs. Additionally, the City has selected Stromberg's Enterprise Time and Attendance Solution to improve time tracking, attendance and payroll efficiency to its 5,000 employees. TeleStaff is the leading public safety scheduling and notification solution available to agencies automating scheduling processes, relaying work-related communications, and deploying public safety personnel. Stromberg's Enterprise Time and Attendance system automates the process of managing time and attendance information. Both solutions are rules-based which will allow the City to comply with regulatory constraints and organizational policies, and labor data will be passed to the City's new payroll/HR system resulting in less manual tasks and more streamlined operations.
"The Birmingham Police Department has historically depended on antiquated and labor intensive paper-based systems to staff and manage daily personnel needs. Such systems created many points of failure and could not hope to meet our future needs as we implement a new payroll system in 2008. TeleStaff will integrate with our new payroll initiative and we also believe that it will show a tremendous return-on-investment by streamlining our internal processes. TeleStaff is a major component in helping us to operate in a more efficient and effective manner and we look forward to our relationship with PDSI," stated Captain Ray Tubbs, Birmingham Police Department.
"Using TeleStaff, and other software including Stromberg Enterprise, will allow us to make quantum improvements to our older, legacy programs that require major administrative effort. These new systems will provide major retooling to the City's operating units," stated John M. Wade, Director of Information Management Services, City of Birmingham.
"It is an honor that TeleStaff was chosen by the City of Birmingham's Police and Fire Departments," says Greg Ekstrom, PDSI president. "TeleStaff is a very feature-rich solution designed to meet public safety scheduling and notification demands. Birmingham Police and Fire will realize improved scheduling efficiency and greater accountability throughout the staffing process."
About The City of Birmingham
Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama with a population currently estimated at 242,820, and a metro population of 1,079,089. The Police Department has 760 sworn officers and 300 civilian employees, the Fire Department has over 640 firefighters, and total employee size for the City is approximately 5,000.
PDSI is a leading provider of sophisticated workforce automation solutions for public safety agencies, large municipalities, healthcare services, hospitality organizations and commercial entities throughout North America. PDSI products seamlessly integrate leading edge technologies necessary to automate daily processes such as scheduling and staff management for shifts, events or appointments resulting in value-added solutions and offering increased productivity among human resources. TeleStaff™ provides public safety agencies a scheduling and notification solution capable of managing complex rules, work codes and shifts. Collection Management System™ (CMS) is a group of applications specifically designed for blood collection organizations. STAFFeasy™ is a web-based event staffing and notification solution designed to fill positions based on rules and notify personnel of work assignments. For more information about PDSI, please visit the company's website at www.pdsi-software.com.