ManpowerGroup Solutions TAPFIN Honored with Supplier Diversity Award by Wisconsin Department of Administration

   ManpowerGroup Solutions TAPFIN Honored with Supplier Diversity Award by
                    Wisconsin Department of Administration

TAPFIN Receives ACCOLADE AWARD for Exceptional Supplier Diversity Engagement

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, April 18, 2013

MILWAUKEE, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ManpowerGroup Solutions' managed
service provider (MSP), TAPFIN, the world's largest vendor-neutral and hybrid
MSP, received the ACCOLADE AWARD from the Wisconsin Department of
Administration. The ACCOLADE AWARD recognizes the State of Wisconsin's private
sector partners that have demonstrated superior minority involvement in state
procurement and construction-related activities.


"The State of Wisconsin is pleased to present this award to TAPFIN who has
managed, coached and trained many Wisconsin certified minority businesses,
which has resulted in more than 14 percent minority business enterprise
participation on this contract," said Mike Huebsch, Secretary of the Wisconsin
Department of Administration. "We are proud to recognize TAPFIN for their
exceptional performance and partnerships with minority owned businesses."

Since 2005, TAPFIN has had primary responsibility for managing the State of
Wisconsin's IT services contract MSP program. MSP programs oversee management
and responsibility of contingent workforce programs according to guidelines
established by clients. TAPFIN consistently exceeds the state's 5 percent
minority purchase goal, partnering with minority owned businesses for more
than 14 percent of the contingent IT services delivered to the state. In
addition, TAPFIN supports its minority-owned business partners through a
robust mentoring program that includes business and leadership development

"TAPFIN is committed to supplier diversity because it improves the quality of
the services we provide, and it more accurately reflects the mix of resources
in the market," said Kip Wright, senior vice president, ManpowerGroup
Solutions and member of the ManpowerGroup supplier diversity executive
steering committee. "We are proud of the innovative workforce solutions we
deliver to the State of Wisconsin in partnership with minority owned
businesses. Through our collaborative efforts, we are contributing to more
business growth and expansion, which strengthens the economic health of

The Department of Administration presented the ACCOLADE AWARDS at the Business
Opportunities in the Government Sector workshop on April 16, 2013, at the
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wis. TAPFIN was one
of three companies receiving the award and the sole honoree in the general
procurement category.

TAPFIN parent company ManpowerGroup considers diversity in the workplace an
essential component of business success and works toward enhancing diversity
in all aspects of the organization. ManpowerGroup's commitment to diversity
was recently recognized by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council
(WBENC). For the fifth consecutive year, ManpowerGroup was named one of
America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs). This is
the only national award honoring corporations for world class programs that
level the playing field for WBEs to compete for corporate business.
ManpowerGroup was one of just 32 corporations receiving the award, and one of
only three to receive the award five times.

For more information about ManpowerGroup's supplier diversity initiatives in
the U.S., visit


TAPFIN is a leading managed service provider (MSP) dedicated to the innovation
and delivery of integrated workforce management solutions worldwide. TAPFIN's
customized, scalable MSP solutions for contingent and project-based spend are
instrumental in driving process, performance and productivity improvements
across the client organization, while providing risk mitigation and overall
cost reduction.Part of ManpowerGroup™ Solutions, the outsourced services
offering from ManpowerGroup, TAPFIN offers a complete suite of workforce
management solutions that fully leverages a blend of global expertise and
local knowledge. For more information, please

About ManpowerGroup – United States

ManpowerGroup^™ (NYSE: MAN) is an innovative workforce solutions company
specializing in temporary and permanent recruitment, career management,
outsourcing and HR consulting. Founded in 1948, Milwaukee-based ManpowerGroup
is a $22 billion company with offices in more than 80 countries and
territories around the world. Each day, ManpowerGroup connects more than
630,000 people to meaningful work through its relationships with 400,000
clients worldwide. In the United States, ManpowerGroup operates more than 500
offices through its family of companies, including Manpower^®, Experis^™,
ManpowerGroup^™ Solutions and Right Management^®. To learn more, visit and

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