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Certified Purchasing Manager Program (C.P.M.)

Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPCM)

Accredited Purchasing Practitioner Program (A.P.P)

Institute for Supply Management
Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM); Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM); Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) National Contract Management Association
Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO); Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) National Institute of Governmental Purchasing

National Association of State Procurement Officials

  National Association of Government Contractors


Association of Proposal Management Professionals
Certification Project Management Institute


Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Increasing Efficiencies in the Training, Development, and Management of the Acquisition Workforce.  (pdf)  (September 4, 2013)

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Guidance for Specialized Information Technology Acquisition Cadres.  (pdf)  (July 21, 2011)

Office of Personnel Management

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Attracting Talent to the Acquisition Workforce. (pdf) (February 8, 2011)

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

The Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer
Technical Representatives
.  (pdf)  (November 26, 2007)

The Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers.  (pdf)  (April 25, 2007)

More Policy

Federal Holidays

Federal Holidays and Operating Status




Defense Travel System

For Federal Travelers - GSA

POV Mileage Reimbursement Rates

Hotel/Motel Fire-Safe List

Airport Status


Government Accountability Office

DOD Civilian and Contractor Workforces:  Additional Cost Savings Data and Efficiencies Plan Are Needed (October 13, 2016)

General Services Administration

Implementation Review of Corrective Action Plan: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen the Federal Acqusition Service's Contracting Officer's Representative Workforce (August 5, 2016)

The Federal Acquisition Service Needs a Comprehensive Human Capital Plan for its Contract Specialist Workforce.  (July 25, 2016)

Department of Commerce

The Department Must Strengthen Controls over Premium-class Travel Justification, Approval, and Reporting (August 11, 2015)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Acquisition Workforce:  The Air Force Needs to Evaluate Changes in Funding for Civilians Engaged in Space Acquisition.  (July 9, 2013)

Acquisition Workforce:  Federal Agencies Obtain Training to Meet Requirements, but Have Limited Insight into Costs and Benefits of Training Investment.  (April 17, 2013)

Department of Homeland Security

FEMA’s Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative Program.  (2MB, pdf)  (September 23, 2011)

General Services Administration

Review of the Acquisition Career Management Information System.  (3MB, pdf)  (August 18, 2011)

Government Accountability Office

Defense Acquisition Workforce:  DOD's Training Program Demonstrates Many Attributes of Effectiveness, but Improvement Is Needed.  (Oct 28, 2010)

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA’s Contracts and Grants Workforce May Face Future Workload Issues Highlights.  (pdf)  (October 27, 2010)

Government Accountability Office

The Office of Management and Budget's Acquisition Workforce Development Strategic Plan for Civilian Agencies.  (pdf)  (April 26, 2010)

Internal Revenue Service

Workforce Planning Efforts Are Hindered by a Lack of Comprehensive Information on Employee Skills Levels (February 25, 2009) 

More Audits


General Services Administration

GSA Releases FY2019 Per Diem Rates for Federal Travelers (August 15, 2018)

General Services Administration

Federal Travel Regulation Bulletins; Rescissions (May 16, 2018)

2018 Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement Rates; 2018 Standard Mileage Rate for Moving Purposes (January 3, 2018)

Department of Defense

Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (November 9, 2017)

General Services Administration

Notice of FTR Bulletin 18-02, Requirement to Report Agency Travel, Transportation, and Relocation Data and Costs (November 9, 2017)

GSA Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Per Diem Rates for Federal Travelers (August 14, 2017)

Department of Defense

Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (July 11, 2017)

Federal Travel Regulation System

Evaluation of Existing Federal Travel Regulations (May 30, 2017)

Office of Personnel Management

Complete 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results (October 7, 2016)

Office of Management and Budget

M-16-22, Guidance on Awards for SES and SL/ST employees for Fiscal Year 2017.  (August 15, 2016)

General Services Administration

FY 2017 Per Diem Rates.  (Also available on the Workforce Page.)   (August 15, 2016)

Clarification of Payment in Kind for Speakers at Meetings and Similar Functions (August 15, 2016)

GSA awarded its Fiscal Year 2017 City Pair Program air travel contracts (August 1, 2016)

Incidental Expenses Definition and the Laundry, Cleaning, and Pressing of Clothing Policy (January 8, 2016)

2016 Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement Rates and Standard Mileage Rate for Moving Purposes (December 29, 2015)

Office of Personnel Management

2015 Governmentwide Management Report.  (October 7, 2015)

OPM Releases Government-wide FEVS Scores and UnlockTalent.gov.  (September 29, 2015)

2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.  (September 29, 2015)

General Services Administration

Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental U.S.  (September 1, 2015)

U. S. House of Representatives

H. R. 1735 (section 840) as passed by the House on May 15, 2015 includes certification requirements for Procurement Center Representatives, Business Opportunity Specialists, and Commercial Market Representatives.  (May 18, 2015)

General Services Administration

Enhancement of Privately Owned Vehicle and Rental Vehicle Policy.  (May 13, 2015)


Office of Personnel Management

Federal Employee Viewpoint Surveys.


Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

September 29, 2016 hearing entitled:  Understanding the Millennial Perspective in Deciding to Pursue and Remain in Federal Employment (September 30, 2016)

Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management

Hearing entitled:  21st Century Ideas for the 20th Century Federal Civil Service.  (May 26, 2015)

House Subcommittee on Readiness

Testimony from a July 24, 2012 hearing entitled — Civilian Workforce Requirements – Now and Across the Future Years Defense Program (July 27, 2012)

House Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform

Webcast and statements from a November 16, 2011, hearing entitled—On the Frontlines in the Acquisition Workforce's Battle Against Taxpayer Waste (November 17, 2011)

Commission on Wartime Contracting

Statements from a September 16, 2010, hearing entitled:  The Contingency Acquisition Workforce: What is needed and how do we get there?  (September 17, 2010) 

Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia

May 20, 2010, hearing entitled Balancing Act: Efforts to Right-Size the Federal Employee-to-Contractor Mix.  (May 21, 2010)

Federal Acquisition Institute

FAI's Annual Reports on the Federal Acquisition Workforce.  (April 6, 2016)

Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia

Archived webcast from an August 5, 2009, hearing entitled:   Strengthening the Federal Acquisition Workforce: Government-wide Leadership and Initiatives.  (August 6, 2009)

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