U.S. Communities

Acro Service Corporation

The right talent. At the right time. At the right price.

 
  • Phone: 877-227-0930
  • Fax: 734-591-1217
About Acro

Acro is among the top 50 staffing firms in the U.S. and is a globally recognized provider of labor and talent management solutions. Acro prides itself on being a valuable partner for public entities through its dedication to providing advanced staffing solutions and exceptional client service. Acro provides:

Access to Talent: Acro supplies staffing across a wide range of job categories, including administrative, light industrial, IT, skilled professional, skilled labor, technical, medical, and more.

Lower Costs and Overhead: Acro streamlines processes for you and reduces the costs of managing your talent and labor.

Advanced Solutions: Acro offers all U.S. Communities participating organizations the benefits of a Managed Service Provider (MSP) program, regardless of your size. A MSP program enables you to access a broad and deep pool of talent through multiple staffing providers, while enjoying the ease and low overhead of interfacing with one singular point of contact. MSP services are typically only possible for large organizations, but Acro is offering this service for all U.S. Communities participants, no matter how small.

Local Sourcing: Acro understands how important it is to leverage the people in your community. While other providers recruit from far away locations, Acro focuses on your local area and fills most positions utilizing the people near you. In most cases we can also maintain many of the same suppliers you use today, if that is important to you. Only when a position is hard to fill does Acro utilize its national network of talent.

Friendly Service: Acro delivers exceptional service and past clients attest: the Acro difference is its people. We work closely with you to understand your needs and deliver solutions that are tailored exactly to what you want.

Contact us to learn more. We are happy to talk with you about your unique needs and explore whether our array of human capital solutions can help you. Email Acro at uscommunities@acrocorp.com or call 877-227-0930.

Services

Acro offers participating U.S. Communities public entities a range of solutions to help you access and manage talent in a more cost-effective and streamlined way. Our services include:

Temporary Staffing: Recruitment and fulfillment of a broad range of talent needs, including administrative, IT, accounting and finance, call center, food service, light industrial, skilled professional, skilled labor, technical, medical, and more.

Permanent Staffing Recruitment: We help you find the talent you need and recruit in a cost-effective and time-efficient way, helping you stay focused on running your organization.

Temporary to Direct Placement: We recruit the talent you need and enable you to make sure it's a fit before making a long-term employment commitment.

Managed Service Provider (MSP) Programs: We do all the legwork to help you access the broadest and deepest pool of talent possible, and enable you to benefit from streamlined processes and consistent, standardized pricing throughout the duration of their engagement. We on-board, manage, and off-board entirely to suit your needs. MSP services are typically only available to large organizations, but Acro is offering this service to all participating U.S. Communities entities, no matter how small. More than 80 percent of companies in the Fortune 500 use MSP solutions to realize efficiencies and achieve cost savings.

Data Tracking Software Systems: Acro offers its industry-leading Vendor Management System (VMS) for all U.S. Communities participants. Acro's VMS, called the XRM System, is a web based data-exchange dashboard that manages all the processes of an efficient contingent worker program, performance metrics, and expenditures. The XRM System enables you to make employment decisions in real-time, frees overhead resources on your end, and delivers hard dollar savings.

IT Staffing: We provide exceptional talent and deliver solutions that help your organization work better.

IT Solutions: Acro's leading IT personnel can develop on-site, off site, and offshore IT project solutions for you. Solutions include IT systems design, custom software development, and systems and software maintenance.

Statement of Work: Acro also works with clients to deliver comprehensive staffing solutions for specific projects through Statement of Work (SOW) arrangements.

HR Outsourcing: Acro delivers a variety of additional HR outsourcing services to help you save time and money.

Contact us to learn more. We are happy to talk with you about your unique needs and explore whether our array of human capital solutions can help you. Email Acro at uscommunities@acrocorp.com or call 877-227-0930.

A Trusted Partner

When you work with Acro, you'll experience the Acro difference. We are:

A Trusted Partner: We work closely with you to understand your organization and your needs. Acro's experts then help you identify the solutions that will help you achieve your goals and work with you to implement them in the most efficient and effective way possible. Our consultative approach endures throughout the relationship, ensuring that your services meet your needs long into the future.

Job-Specific Experts: No matter the position you're looking for, we know how to source it. Our recruiters work in labor category specific teams, and have prior professional experience in the category for which they recruit. Therefore we know the ins and outs of how to find the right person, and what skills and qualifications will make a candidate a great fit.

Advanced Recruitment: Over the years, Acro has developed a comprehensive recruiting operation to make sure we find the people you need. Acro's proprietary recruiting process, called RiteSource, reaches the right talent, thoroughly screens candidates, and refers them to you after careful evaluation.

Round-the-Clock Service: Acro's dedicated team of program managers work collaboratively and continuously with you, and interfaces with placed employees and any subcontractors, to make sure you get the right talent at the right time. Our team members are available to you at all times, seven days a week, and on all holidays, because we know your staffing needs go beyond the usual 9 to 5.

Exceptional Account Management: Throughout our partnership, we will work in a highly streamlined fashion, providing invoicing, management, and employment information in the most efficient and effective way possible. We want you to be able to focus on running your organization and leave staffing overhead to us.

Contact us to begin a conversation.

Email Acro at uscommunities@acrocorp.com or call 877-227-0930.

Acro Clients

Acro has 34 offices around the country and delivers staffing solutions in all 50 states. Our extensive list of clients include state and local government entities, public organizations, K-12 and college and university institutions, and nonprofits, as well as small and large Fortune 500 companies. No matter their size, Acro clients attest that Acro exceeds expectations for service, quality, and cost.

A few words from clients include:

"Acro helps us better understand the contract labor market, and with their single point of contact for the entire County, they've eliminated the silo approach we used to have and helped us build institutional knowledge. With the success of this new centralized, single point of contact approach, we're moving most (if not all) of our contract labor personnel ordering, time reporting, and billing to the new online Acro XRM System. This will simplify the management of the program immensely for the County.

The Acro XRM℠ System aggregates all data related to the contract labor personnel process, and provides the County with extensive real-time data. The XRM℠ System has added a level of transparency to our contract labor personnel population that was never before available to the County's management."

-- James Foley, CPPO, Deputy Chief Procurement Officer for Maricopa County

"We are utilizing the temporary staffing contract awarded to Acro through U.S. Communities. Under the Acro contract, pay ranges are established, and markup rates are already negotiated. The markups are less than our previous competitively solicited contract, saving us money, and Acro was willing to reach out to our local vendors to establish contracts with facilities in the local area. For us this was a real win.

I personally just used their services for the first time, and I was very pleased with the selection of candidates that were submitted."

-- Jana Vargas, Director of Procurement, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Pricing

Pricing is made easy with Acro. All prices are based on set rates for each state and category of labor. Contact us to see all pricing sheets. Predetermined pricing also spans payroll, direct placement, temporary to direct placement, and other HR outsourcing services.

We are happy to share with you the rates for your solutions. Email Acro at uscommunities@acrocorp.com or call 877-227-0930.

Learn More

What is the difference between regular temporary staffing services and having a Managed Service Provider (MSP) program?
Acro is able to meet your needs whether you need traditional staffing or an MSP program. Often we find that organizations are utilizing the services of multiple staffing companies. When that is the case, agency administrators are inundated with various billing processes, pay rates, and performance tracking systems.

The aim of the MSP program is to streamline that. If you have multiple staffing sources, Acro can manage all your staffing suppliers, streamline processes, standardize pay rates, consolidate invoicing, provide consistent performance metrics, and save you money. With standardized data you can more easily make staffing decisions in real-time and implement changes without needing to rebid programs.

Even if you're not using multiple providers, Acro's MSP program can provide access to a wider network of talent for hard-to-fill positions than typical staffing solutions provide.

How will the Acro MSP program save us money?
The Acro program will provide savings in three ways:

  1. Lower Talent Costs: Acro can source better talent at lower rates for you through our national pricing plans, while workers still earn highly competitive wages. 
  2. Lower Overhead Expenses: Acro streamlines employment processes and administers them with utmost efficiency, saving you money.
  3. More Freed Up Time: With Acro administering your employment functions, your team can spend more time running your organization.

What is the process to set up an MSP program?
At the outset of our relationship, we gather in-depth details about your organization, operations, needs, and goals. We then design a proposed solution tailored to your unique requirements, and we work closely with you to refine it. We then develop a launch plan and begin to operationalize it. Throughout the life of the program, we continue to refine and update it to meet your evolving needs.

Can we use Acro's MSP program for only certain parts of our staffing needs?
Yes. You can adopt the program however works best for your operations.

Our agency has stringent pre-employment requirements. Can you take care of them?
Yes. We are accustomed to working with public organizations and can meet your needs for transparency, accountability, specialized security clearances, and specific pre-employment screening, drug testing, background checks, skills testing, and evaluation.

If we work with you, can we continue to use our present suppliers?
Yes. We aim to make transitioning to our services as seamless as possible, and we want to leverage the existing resources you have. Your suppliers must agree to the terms of the U.S. Communities contract, and they will be evaluated for compliance with performance metrics the same way all suppliers are evaluated. Becoming a part of this program can be win-win for your existing suppliers, as they also benefit from streamlined processes and pricing.

Do you serve all areas of the country?
Yes. Acro has clients and places employees in all 50 states. Whether you are in a rural or metropolitan area, we are capable of meeting your needs and delivering the talent solutions to help you excel.

What organizations can access Acro services and pricing through U.S. Communities?
Any qualifying organization, including state and local government entities, public agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and nonprofits, can work with Acro through the U.S. Communities contract.

My state requires local governments to bid everything. Can I use this program without going through a bid process?
Yes. This contract has been competitively bid by a government agency, Maricopa County in Arizona. Through the Joint Powers Authority or an inter-local agreement, local governments can "piggy-back" on this competitively bid contract through U.S. Communities. This satisfies the competitive bid requirements in most states. Check your own state's laws on intergovernmental purchasing to be sure.

Where do I start?
Complete the free online registration form and indicate you're interested in Acro. We will then contact you with detailed pricing and ordering information.

Or, feel welcome to reach out directly to us by email at uscommunities@acrocorp.com or call 877-227-0930.

Is there a fee associated with joining U.S. Communities?
No. There are no costs or user fees to access U.S. Communities pricing.

Can more than one person at my agency register?
Yes. Multiple users can complete the standard registration process. The system will automatically associate users with the same TIN under one agency account. Alternatively, existing users can add new users from within their account.

My agency is already a U.S. Communities participant. How do I purchase from Acro?
Email Acro at uscommunities@acrocorp.com or call 877-227-0930.

 

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Wednesday, February 8th at 11:00 am ET

ARTICLE: Arizona County Scores Impressive Savings with Cooperative IT Staffing Contract

Published: Government Product News, August 2016

Maricopa County’s Temporary Staffing Cooperative Agreement, a national cooperative contract through U.S. Communities, has generated first-year savings of $275,000. Click here for the full article.