The U.S. government spends nearly $2 trillion on goods and services each year, purchases overseen by the public procurement workforce. This infographic breaks down the skill sets of the public sector, using a competency model to evaluate proficiency and identify next steps in strengthening the workforce.
As originally featured in Gov Exec, Censeo CEO Raj Sharma makes the case for strengthening the public sector workforce, and lays out the framework against which agencies can measure progress and areas for improvement.
Public Spend Forum and Censeo Consulting Group Collaborate with Volcker Alliance to Develop Public Procurement Workforce Skills Model
How can the government most effectively spend $2 trillion in goods and services? In their report, "Doing The People's Business: Key Competencies for Effective Public Procurement," Censeo, Public Spend Forum, and Volcker Alliance identify areas of improvement for the public procurement workforce, and next steps for filling those skill gaps.
Defense agencies often allocate more than half of workforce resources to non-core activities. Identifying and analyzing these resources through an organizational assessment can help free up resources to be reinvested in core missions.
What agencies are making the grade- and why does it matter? Censeo Managing Director Kareem El-Alaily makes the case for the Congressional FITARA scorecard as a way to ensure accountability for federal IT programs and innovation.
We talk a lot about "procurement reform." Instead, we should be looking at government purchasing through the lens of economics and how markets really work.
How can agencies meet workforce demands with shifting missions and budgets? Censeo Managing Director Jeff Jeffress shares insights on identifying- and overcoming- challenges to federal workforce planning.