A Handbook for Contracting Officers
Joint applied project
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The purpose of this Joint Applied Project is to develop and field a Contracting OfficerTeam Leader Handbook. Multiple factors have led to an environment that is less than optimal for the accomplishment of the acquisition mission. There has been a significant loss of corporate knowledge in the Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command CE LCMC workforce combined with acceleration in promotions to the GS-13 level. The experience level of current Contracting Officers is limited due to rapid promotions. In the past few years the organizational culture focused more on cycle time reductions, versus the quality of the work product in order to satisfy the needs of the customer. In addition, since the supervisory role was raised to the GS-14 level, and GS-13s were relieved of supervisory responsibility, there has been increased confusion as to the role of the team leader. Initial research suggests that Contracting OfficersTeam Leaders need another resource to support them in the accomplishment of their varied duties. The C-E LCMC Acquisition Centers strategic plan for the next 12-month period sets forth a vision of a new business culture one that defines competency at three different levels.
- Administration and Management