- Project Title:
- Assessing Supply Management Control Environment
- Start Date:
- Thursday, November 8, 2018
- Estimated Report Release Date:
- May 2019
The term “control environment” refers to an entity’s corporate culture, showing how much the entity’s leaders value ethical behavior and internal control. The Postal Service is committed to building a vibrant future of delivering quality products and services to the American public. To do so, USPS must continually assess its environment and develop strategies to provide timely, flexible, lean, and sustainable supply chain solutions. Supply Management’s (SM) Three-Year Strategic Plan provides insight that creates opportunities for long-term results in four key areas: Strategy, People and Structure, Process, and Technology.
People and Structure focuses on strengthening the workforce and organizational performance, and includes initiatives to enhance employee development and talent management. These initiatives will ensure that employees have the knowledge, skills, abilities, and tools needed to achieve high levels of performance through recruiting, succession planning, leadership training, career development, and rotational assignments. SM has a defined training curriculum to ensure the workforce is knowledgeable and skilled enough to perform their duties. Trainings are included based on the new competency model.
- How should the Postal Service ensure its contracting personnel have the knowledge, skills, abilities, and tools needed to successfully complete tasks?
- What management oversight is needed to ensure contracting personnel are properly executing contracting requirements?
- How should the Postal Service ensure that contracting personnel properly manage their span of control?