About the Interior Business Center

We provide a core set of acquisition, financial management and human resources services to the federal government.

The Interior Business Center, located within Department of the Interior’s Office of the Secretary, is a certified federal shared services provider in Financial Management and Human Resources/Payroll and a DOI authorized FSSP for Acquisition Services.

We operate under a fee-for-service, full cost recovery business model, offering a core set of complementary services: Acquisition, Financial Management and Human Resources.

To carry out our mission more effectively, we have operations in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Idaho and Virginia.

For more than 30 years, IBC has supported federal agencies by providing business solutions that allow these organizations to focus on their core missions. Currently, we serve over 150 different federal agencies, including the Department of the Interior. 

Why the IBC?

  • Utilizing a shared service provider allows an organization to focus on their core mission, while securing critical business support functions through a separate entity.

  • We help agencies maximize cost efficiency and staff utilization.

  • We capitalize on the skill provided by a dedicated workforce of professionals spanning three complementary lines of business.

  • Economy of scale is gained by providing expert services to an extensive and diverse customer base.

  • We offer a comprehensive array of business management services.

Acquisition Services

We provide assisted acquisition from project inception through contract closeout. We support contracting projects that range from professional and information technology products and services to aviation support.

Financial Management Services

We provide financial management services, including accounting and core financial systems implementation and support for Oracle® Federal Financials software. We also support indirect cost rate negotiations with non-federal entities, tribal governments and insular governments.

Human Resources Services

We deliver a comprehensive set of personnel systems and services, including integrated payroll and human resources systems and services, drug and alcohol testing, and personnel security.

Authorities and Regulations

IBC’s statutory authority for providing cross agency support services is through the Department of the Interior's two intragovernmental revolving fund components, i.e., the Working Capital Fund, which was established pursuant to 43 USC 1467 and the Interior Franchise Fund (IFF) established pursuant to Pub. L. No. 104-208 and the 2008 Omnibus Appropriation bill. Congress established revolving funds as a “business type” of fund to allow federal agencies to finance a cycle of operations through amounts received by the fund. IBC is authorized to use revolving funds to support the business management services it provides.

Under the Office of Personnel Management’s ePayroll and Human Resources Line of Business initiatives, IBC is a designated Human Resources Federal Shared Service Center to federal agencies.

Through a competitive process in 2004, OMB designated IBC as federal shared service provider in financial management. In 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Innovation and Transformation Office, managing partner for the Financial Management Line of Business, recertified IBC, designating our organization as one of four shared service providers for financial management providing core accounting and other services to federal agencies.

We are also authorized by the Department of the Interior, our parent agency, to provide interagency acquisition services. OMB’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy provides overall direction for government-wide procurement policies, regulations and procedures and to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in acquisition processes.