The Office of Personnel Management is moving to jointly manage a major training and management contract with the General Services Administration.
CIOs and other federal managers can expect to get better-focused, cost-effective training packages for their employees under a memorandum of understanding between the two agencies unveiled April 28, according to GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta.
OPM and GSA will jointly manage the solicitation and award of a new strategically sourced, multiple-award contract vehicle that will support OPM's Training and Management Assistance (TMA) program.
Tangherlini said the goal is to collapse the time it takes a CIO to identify a skills gap and get training for his or her employees to address the gap. Archuleta said better-focused training regimens will result from the agreement. Read more.