Accession Number : ADP002764

Title :   Training Requirements for Changing Times,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT MUNITIONS AND CHEMICAL COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL

Personal Author(s) : Nikolas,G. T.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Federal Managers in the procurement career series have become concerned that there appears to be a need to increase the skill level in career field. The Office of Personnel Management has demonstrated a perception of the procurement career field, as less professional and more administrative in nature, by their efforts in revising the job standards. This perception and current events highlight the subject matter of this paper. The author utilizes data researched from the Federal Acquisition Institute on the educational level of the Government procurement careerist to arrive at his conclusions. The statistical data is supplemented by discussions conducted with industry and Government leaders during recent National Contract Management Association (NCMA) meetings and symposiums. The author makes certain recommendations to improve the overall development of the procurement career professionals. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Government procurement, *Careers, *Education, Manpower utilization, Personnel development, Skills, Job training, Requirements, Performance(Human), Standards, Vocational guidance, Management planning and control, Human resources, Resource management, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE