Accession Number : ADA184869

Title :   Suggestions for Enhancing the Procurement Career Management Program in the United States Coast Guard.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Vose, Lawrence C

PDF Url : ADA184869

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 425

Abstract : This thesis examines the Procurement Career Management System in the United States Coast Guard. The intent of this study is to focus on the Contracting Series Personnel (GS-1102 and Military equivalent) training and education requirements. In the course of this study, the contracting body of knowledge and the resources available to provide this required knowledge and skills, and the many ways that various Federal Agencies utilize these resources were addressed. An examination of the elements that constitute a Procurement Career Management System is provided along with an analysis of show these elements are implemented in the Coast Guard and other Federal Agencies. The study recommends the establishment of a Coast Guard Procurement Career Manager/Training Coordinator and the formation of a Procurement Career Management Board. Additional specific recommendations include the development of an acquisition personnel MIS, the use of Individual Development Plans and an entry level core curriculum. Specific conclusions and recommendations about the current state of the Coast Guard Procurement Training effort are also made.

Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *CAREERS, *GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, COAST GUARD, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ACQUISITION, EDUCATION

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE