Public Service

Key Competencies for Public Procurement

In 2016, the Volcker Alliance examined the state of the public workforce responsible for $2 trillion in procurement spending each year. The Alliance proposed a model of the essential skills and competencies required for public procurement that could be applicable at all levels of government. The Alliance then engaged with procurement officials and thought leaders, public affairs scholars, vendors, and other government leaders to collect their impressions of the workforce’s current proficiency in each critical capacity.

From The Newsroom

Renewing America's Civil Service

The Need

It has been 40 years since the last meaningful civil service reform. Even as the challenges facing the nation have changed dramatically, the system governing more than two million federal civilian employees has remained stuck in the past, serving as an impediment rather than an aid in attracting, hiring, retaining, and managing a highly skilled workforce. There is no better time than this 40th anniversary to secure the workforce of the future.

The Response

Press Coverage

Government Executive
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Federal News Network
Friday, March 29, 2019
Bloomberg Law
Friday, October 26, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
Federal News Network
Wednesday, October 10, 2018



Speeches and Testimony

Government-to-University Initiative

Press Coverage

The Regulatory Review
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Federal News Network
Friday, August 9, 2019
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Wednesday, July 24, 2019



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