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Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP). Breakout Session # 310 Name: Tina C. Weishaupt & James T. Connors General Services Administration (GSA) Integrated Technology Service (ITS) Date: July 19, 2010 Time: 4:00pm-5:15pm. 1. Federal Career Intern Program. Tina C. Weishaupt

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Federal career intern program fcip
Federal Career Intern Program(FCIP)

Breakout Session # 310

Name: Tina C. Weishaupt & James T. Connors

General Services Administration (GSA)

Integrated Technology Service (ITS)

Date: July 19, 2010

Time: 4:00pm-5:15pm


Federal career intern program
Federal Career Intern Program

Tina C. Weishaupt

Procurement Analyst/Intern Coordinator at GSA/ITS – Office of Acquisition Operations

Graduate of the FCIP @ GSA

10 Years of Contracting Experience at GSA

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management

Master of Management

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Federal Career Intern Program

James T. Connors

Acquisition Division Director @ GSA

20+ Years of combined Federal acquisition service

Graduate of Navy Contracting Intern Program

Bachelor of Business Administration

Harvard Senior Executive Fellow

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Federal Career Intern Program


FCIP Overview

Regulations & Guidelines for FCIP

Program Requirements

Current Intern Population

Recent & Future Events


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Federal Career Intern Program

FCIP Overview

Designed to help Agencies recruit & attract exceptional individuals in a variety of occupations

Provides Agencies with a source of trained individuals to fill current & future staffing needs

Prepares interns to function effectively in the target position within the occupation

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Federal Career Intern Program

Regulations & Guidelines

Created under Executive Order 13162 – 7/12/00

GSA Order OAD P 9361.1 – 2/04/02

Appointments are Excepted Service under

Schedule B

Length of appointment (2-3 years)

Must qualify based on OPM Qualification Standards

Non-competitive conversion to competitive service

Time in Program counts toward probationary period & career tenure

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Federal Career Intern Program

OPM Qualification Standards

GS-5 – Bachelor’s degree or 3 yrs general experience, 1yr general experience = to GS-4

GS-7 – Bachelor’s degree with “Superior Academic Achievement” or 1 yr specialized experience = to GS-5

GS-9 – Master’s degree or 1 yr specialized experience = to GS-7

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Federal Career Intern Program

Individual Career Development Plan (ICDP)

Short-term & long-term career goals

Developmental objectives & assignments

Formal training

Other activities

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Federal Career Intern Program

Contracting Training - (FAC-C Level 1)

CON 100 – Shaping Smart Business Arrangements

CON 110 – Mission Support Planning

CON 111 – Mission Planning Execution

CON 112 – Mission Performance Assessment

CON 120 – Mission Focused Contracting

1 Elective

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Federal Career Intern Program

Contracting Training - (FAC-C Level 2)

CON 214 – Business Decisions for Contracting

CON 215 – Intermediate Contracting for Mission Support

CON 216 – Legal Considerations in Contracting

CON 217 – Cost Analysis & Negotiation Techniques

CON 218 – Advanced Contracting for Mission Support

2 Electives

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Federal Career Intern Program

Other Training

On-The-Job training

Rotational Assignments

Required Soft-Skill training

Free Training (contracting & soft skills)


Coach Training

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Federal Career Intern Program

Evaluation Panel Reviews

3 month/6 month/1 year

Accomplishments write-up & presentation


Panel Recommendations

Graduation & Placement

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Federal Career Intern Program

GSA Employee Performance Review

Mid-year & End-of-year

Special intern performance plan for ALL interns

- Professional Responsibilities – 50%

- Acquisition Projects – 30%

- Relationship Management – 20%

FCIP panel data for GSA performance review

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Federal Career Intern Program

Other Requirements

Weekly activity reports

Monthly intern meetings

Intern notebooks

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Federal Career Intern Program

Intern Data

Fall 2009 – Graduated first 4 interns from Program

15 interns in Program (11 in DC area & 4 in Kansas City, MO)

2 Veterans (Army & Navy)

Fall 2010 - Graduation of 6 interns

Actively recruiting for new interns in DC area

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Federal Career Intern Program

Recent Events

Interns from Kansas City just visited DC area

Intern Potluck

Luncheon with ITS Assistant Commissioner, Edward O’Hare

Expo & Network Services Conferences

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Federal Career Intern Program

Past & Present Interns