OPM has announced a new survey as the next step in carrying out the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act, which requires OPM to identify the key skills for program and project managers, establish a new job series or improve an existing series for them, and establish a new career path for them.
In an earlier phase, OPM had conducted a survey to identify such positions across the government. Said a new memo to agencies, “The federal non-supervisory employees identified in the workforce survey will be invited via email to complete the program and project management job analysis survey for program and project management work. The job analysis survey represents the second phase of this study and will be used to validate the program and project management competencies and tasks identified by federal agency subject matter experts as essential for performing program and project management work governmentwide.”
OPM also asked agencies for assistance in identifying those who supervise program and project managers and is encouraging those employee to participate in the survey within two weeks of the May 31 memo.
The survey is linked from the memo, which is at www.chcoc.gov along with a questions and answers document.