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Workforce Development

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Office of Aquisition Workforce & Strategic Initiatives (OAWSI)


OAWSI’s vision is to be premier HHS acquisition training advisors who specialize in incorporating excellence in all phases of workforce development.


OAWSI’s mission is to train; certify; and professionalize the HHS’ acquisition workforce thru strategic, innovative, and targeting initiatives that leverage government-wide resources.

Guiding Principles:

  • Establish learning communities that enhance acquisition workforce oversight, training, and certification programs.
  • Foster leading-edge policy, practices, and procedures in support of constant next-generation provisioning.
  • Offer intuitive training solutions that enhance cross-pollination between contracting, COR, and project/program management communities.

Career Development Planning and Training

Learn about planning a career in acquisitions, tracking and documenting your training, and opportunities for training.

Acquisition Certification Requirements and Resources

Find the latest information about certification and guidance by position:

  • FAC-C: Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting
  • FAC-COR: Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representative
  • FAC-P/PM: Federal Acquisition Certification for Project and Program Managers

Acquisition Human Capital Plan
Discover the HHS plan for improving the acquisition workforce.

Talent Exchange (TALEX), Mentoring, and Leadership Programs
Learn about special programs to assist acquisition staff.

Key Personnel

DirectorJudith Dawson
Departmental ACM for FAC-P/PMAli Pourghassemi
Departmental ACM for FAC-CORMichaela Link Brown
Departmental ACM for FAC-CAli Pourghassemi
Program SupportBrittene Radcliffe

Division Acquisition Career Managers (ACMs)

Locate your ACM for assistance with meeting the workforce requirements of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.