Suggestions for Enhancing the Procurement Career Management Program in the United States Coast Guard.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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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 ManagerTraining 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.
- Administration and Management
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations