Department of Commerce

Revise Certification Mandates

OMB has been requiring certifications in many areas, which are fulfilled by training with no credit for experience or subject matter knowledge. This results in hiring "certified" personnel who waste funds due to a complete reliance on other feds/contractors as SMEs. Millions have been wasted in my agency this year by PMs with PMP behind their name and no acquisitions or subject matter experience. Their programs have ...more »

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Department of Energy

Remove Poor DOE Managers!

Poor managers kill morale, show favoritism to their buddies, slow down performance & production of the employees that get it done, and don't recognize the right employees. Are there mandatory SUP or MAN training courses that are required to become a DOE Manager/Supervisor? Is there a competency requirement? How about a DOE Manager Certification Prorgam with Level I, II III & IV? Let the employees rate their performance ...more »

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Department of Education

Centralize administration of government-wide programs

Government-wide programs that are implemented in each civilian agency require immense duplication of effort, resulting in fragmented and non-standardized interpretations and processes. For example, OMB has mandated three Federal Acquisition Certification programs. Every civilian agency must implement these three programs - designing their own policy, procedures, applications, workflows, and tracking systems. Consolidating ...more »

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