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Developing and Managing the Federal Acquisition Workforce. Lesley Field (202) 395-4761 [email protected] Emphasis on Human Capital . Human Capital is part of the President’s Management Agenda

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emphasis on human capital
Emphasis on Human Capital
  • Human Capital is part of the President’s Management Agenda
  • The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) has responsibility for establishing policies and procedures to manage the civilian (non-DAWIA) acquisition workforce including:
    • Accession
    • Education
    • Training
    • Career Development
    • Performance Incentives
draft policy letter 05 01 on workforce development
Draft Policy Letter 05-01 on Workforce Development
  • Intend to release by April 2005
  • Purpose is two-fold:
    • Broadly define the acquisition workforce
    • Closely align civilian and defense workforce requirements
broadly defining the workforce
Broadly Defining the Workforce
  • The Services Acquisition Reform Act (SARA) defines acquisition broadly to include functions other than traditional contracting (management and measurement of performance, tech and mgmt direction, etc.)
  • Policy Letter gives Chief Acquisition Officers (CAOs) responsibility for identifying their workforce to include, at a minimum:
    • All GS-1102s
    • All warranted Contracting Officers (COs) regardless of series
    • All GS-1105s
    • Program and project managers, as identified by the CAO
    • All CORs and COTRs
    • Any acquisition-related position identified by the CAO
aligning the civilian and defense workforce requirements
Aligning the Civilian and Defense Workforce Requirements
  • Core competencies aligned
  • Core training aligned
  • No change to the qualification standard for civilian 1102s (no change to the education standard)
federal acquisition certification contracting gs 1102
Federal Acquisition Certification – Contracting GS-1102
  • Level I, II, and III (likely)
  • Required for new COs warranted after January 1, 2007 (SPEs can waive on case-by-case basis w/documentation)
  • Career enhancing credential
  • 80 continuous learning points required to keep certification (and warrant, if applicable)
  • FAI is developing certification program for CAOC approval
    • Prospective candidates
    • Legacy workforce
  • All civilian agencies, at a minimum, shall accept this as evidence an employee meets the minimum requirements
federal acquisition certification program and project managers and others
Federal Acquisition Certification – Program and Project Managers and Others
  • Generally reflect the DAU requirements, though may be limited to basic training
  • FAI will develop recommendations for other disciplines
  • Career enhancing credential
cors and cotrs
CORs and COTRs
  • CAOs responsible for developing basic and refresher training for agency CORs and COTRs
  • CORs and COTRs shall enter training information into ACMIS
  • DAU is preparing to launch a revised on-line COR/COTR course this spring
acquisition career management information system acmis
Acquisition Career Management Information System (ACMIS)
  • By October 1, 2006 (proposed):
    • All GS-1102s
    • All COs regardless of series
    • All GS-1105
  • By October 1, 2007 (proposed):
    • CORs/COTRs
    • Program and project managers, as appropriate
  • Hope to integrate OPM’s competency management inventory system and ACMIS
agency acquisition career manager
Agency Acquisition Career Manager

CAO shall designate a person to manage implementation of this Letter at the agency level to include, but not limited to:

  • Managing identification of the workforce
  • Proposing to the CAO an annual budget
  • Providing input to the Chief Human Capital Officer on human capital strategic planning
  • Proposing a transition plan
  • Recommending waivers, as necessary
  • Maintaining and managing agency-wide data
other human capital initiatives
Other Human Capital Initiatives
  • CAOC Human Capital Working Group
    • Reviewing FSS study on emerging trends in acquisition
    • Identifying data needs to help agencies determine future human capital needs
  • FAI Board of Directors
    • Provides general guidance and direction to FAI
    • Assists FAI in prioritizing needs for Acquisition Workforce Training Fund
  • Collocation of FAI and DAU
    • Ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 11, 2005
    • Will help civilian agencies leverage DAU’s training development and delivery efforts