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Acquisition Human Capital Plan

March 2014

Executive Summary

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is committed to the mission of  enhancing the health and well-being of Americans by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services.  HHS’ mission is both broad and complex, improving the economic opportunity of all Americans by providing critical investments in scientific research, health care, disease prevention, social services, and children’s well-being, to support healthier families, stronger communities, and a thriving America.  HHS takes this responsibility very serious, in all operations, including the management and administration of these services through the effective use of grants and contracts.  HHS maintains fair, equitable, and transparent processes which are focused on responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars.  

An experienced acquisition workforce is fundamental to the successful implementation of projects and programs across the nation.  It is increasingly important to have a workforce with the right knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate in an ever-changing commercial marketplace – driven by rapid developments in technology, global supply chains, and evolving security concerns. 

The Office of Grants and Acquisition Policy and Accountability (OGAPA) leads HHS’ efforts in the management and administration of grants and contracts.  OGAPA establishes policy and guidance, works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, and ensures that small businesses get a fair opportunity at competing for Federal contracts.  The Division of Acquisition (DA), aligned under OGAPA, provides leadership focused on policy development, acquisition workforce development, program support and business systems required to improve various acquisition and business operational initiatives.

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Executive Summary

Section 1: Strategic Alignment with Agency Mission

Section 2: Acquisition Overview

Section 3: Acquisition Human Capital Initiatives Action Planning

Appendix A: Human Capital Programs and Initiatives – Status Update

Appendix B: Increasing Efficiencies in the Training, Development, and Management of the Acquisition Workforce – OFPP Memorandum Progress Update

Content created by Assist. Sec./Financial Resources - Division of Acquisition
Content last reviewed on April 24, 2014