SEC. 869. ACQUISITION WORKFORCE
DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN.
(a) Purpose- The purpose of this section is to authorize the
preparation and completion of a plan (to be known as the
`Acquisition Workforce Development Strategic Plan') for Federal
agencies other than the Department of Defense to develop a
specific and actionable 5-year plan to increase the size of the
acquisition workforce, and to operate a government-wide
acquisition intern program, for such Federal agencies.
(b) Establishment of Plan- The Associate Administrator for
Acquisition Workforce Programs designated under section 855(a)
of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
(Public Law 110-181; 122 Stat. 251; 41 U.S.C. 433(a)) shall be
responsible for the management, oversight, and administration of
the Acquisition Workforce Development Strategic Plan in
cooperation and consultation with the Office of Federal
Procurement Policy and the assistance of the Federal Acquisition
(c) Criteria- The Acquisition Workforce Development Strategic
Plan shall include, at a minimum, an examination of the
The variety and complexity of acquisitions conducted by each
Federal agency covered by the plan, and the workforce needed
to effectively carry out such acquisitions.
(2) The development of a sustainable funding model to support
efforts to hire, retain, and train an acquisition workforce of
appropriate size and skill to effectively carry out the
acquisition programs of the Federal agencies covered by the
plan, including an examination of interagency funding methods
and a discussion of how the model of the Defense Acquisition
Workforce Development Fund could be applied to civilian
(3) Any strategic human capital planning necessary to hire,
retain, and train an acquisition workforce of appropriate size
and skill at each Federal agency covered by the plan.
(4) Methodologies that Federal agencies covered by the plan
can use to project future acquisition workforce personnel
hiring requirements, including an appropriate distribution of
such personnel across each category of positions designated as
acquisition workforce personnel under section 37(j) of the
Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 433(j)).
(5) Government-wide training standards and certification
requirements necessary to enhance the mobility and career
opportunities of the Federal acquisition workforce within the
Federal agencies covered by the plan.
(6) If the Associate Administrator recommends as part of the
plan a growth in the acquisition workforce of the Federal
agencies covered by the plan below 25 percent over the next 5
years, an examination of each of the matters specified in
paragraphs (1) through (5) in the context of a 5-year plan
that increases the size of such acquisition workforce by not
less than 25 percent, or an explanation why such a level of
growth would not be in the best interest of the Federal
Deadline for Completion- The Acquisition Workforce Development
Strategic Plan shall be completed not later than one year after
the date of the enactment of this Act and in a fashion that
allows for immediate implementation of its recommendations and
(e) Funds- The Acquisition Workforce Development Strategic Plan
shall be funded from the Acquisition Workforce Training Fund
under section 37(h)(3) of the Office of Federal Procurement
Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 433(h)(3)).
Study of the acquisition workforce.
Section 869 requires OMB to conduct a comprehensive study of the
civilian acquisition workforce to determine appropriate staffing
and funding levels.