Webinar: State Best Practices in Contract Administration
June 22, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Procurement is ranked as one of the top three policy and administrative priorities by NASCA members, and most state government officials would agree that contract administration can be one of the most substantial challenges in this area. 

Join NASCA for the first webinar in a three-part series addressing contract administration from multiple vantage points. During this webinar,  Michigan and Washington experts will share state best practices in contract administration. 

Participants will learn about: 
  • Strategies and tactics of peers from Washington and Michigan 
  • Resources and toolkits used to help effectively conduct contract administration
  • How to manage complex contract relationships 
  • Brom Stibitz, Chief Deputy Director, Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget 
  • Jim Colangleo, Chief Procurement Officer, Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget
  • Chris Liu, Director, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
  • Christine Warnock, CPPO, CPPB, Strategic Business Initiatives Manager, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
The webinar series will continue later this summer, when industry representatives will present on contract administration from the private sector perspective. A third webinar scheduled for this fall will dive into new approaches and resources on contract administration. 

Register hereAfter registering, you will receive a calendar invitation that will include the log in information, approximately one week prior to the webinar.

2017 NASCA Institute on Management and Leadership
October 10-13, 2017
Atlanta, GA

The Institute on Management and Leadership is a premier and engaging two-day executive education program led by the Leadership for a Networked World at Harvard University. This event invites state chief administrators and industry leaders to work side-by-side to discuss challenges for 2017 and develop new tools for success in state government.  Registration and sponsorship opportunities are now available. This year's theme is the Velocity of Change

Earlier this month, the planning committee selected the two case study concepts (see below) that Leadership for a Networked World at Harvard University will prepare for the Institute. Thank you to all state members who submitted case study ideas for this very competitive selection process.   

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: HR and IT Consolidation
Pennsylvania is currently in the journey to transition 3,000 information technology and human resource full time employees  into the Office of Administration to create a delivery center model. This restructuring will improve services while also reducing costs and streamlining collective efforts. The unified model will also shift HR from a functional perspective to a HR as a business service. Although they're early in the effort, the state has already transitioned several transactional HR functions such as payroll, open-enrollment, off-boarding, and several IT functions like emails, telecom and data centers are already centralized. 

State of Tennessee: Alternative Workforce Solutions
Tennessee Department of General Services has adopted a new workforce strategy that
leverages technology to provide customer-centric services at a lower cost and manage
the risk of having a workforce in which 50 percent are eligible to retire over the next five years.  This program, which began with the financial institutions and economic and community  development agencies, introduces work from home, mobile work, and free address  programs. 
May 24, 2017
Upcoming Events
June 22, 2017
3:30 - 4:30 ET

October 10-13, 2017
Atlanta, GA

Welcome New
State Chief Administrator
Interim Secretary
Dept. of Management Services
State of Florida
 2017 NASCA
Sponsorship Opportunities
 for Corporate Partners

 NASCA Facilities Management Roundtable Wrap Up
On May 3-4, NASCA held a Roundtable on Facilities Management, hosted by the State of Tennessee. The event provided networking and in-person learning to state members interested in managed service contr acts for facilities management.  

Nearly 60 NASCA members representing 13 states gathered in person to gain in-depth kn owledge of the information  outlined  in the 2016 Institute Case Study,  A Managed Service Contract for Facilities Management in Tennessee.  An additional 90+ attendees participated by watching the online livecasting of selected sessions. 

"The information on the implementation of the dramatic changes to Tennessee state government was very useful. It put things in perspective for some of the things we are doing in my state."  - Evaluation Comment 

"The entire scope of the content was valuable, but making contacts with other states was the most useful."
- Evaluation Comment 

Did you miss the event, or want to learn more? Roundtable resources are now available.

Thank you to NASCA Corporate Sponsors JLL and Grainger for event sponsorship! 

Upcoming Partner Events
National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO)
TODAY:   Wednesday, May 24 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Speakers: representatives from central procurement offices and customer agencies in Alaska, Idaho, and Massachusetts.
Moderator: John Stevens, South Carolina

National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA)
2017 State Fleet Managers Workshop
September 12-14, 2017
Des Moines Marriott Downtown.

Now Hiring: Chief Procurement Officer, State of California
The State of California, the sixth largest economy in the world, is recruiting for its next Chief Procurement Officer. The Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) reports to the Director of the California Department of General Services (DGS) and oversees the purchase of approximately $10 billion annually in goods, services, and public works projects that are vital to the people of California.  Go here for more information: CPO Position  

NASCA Corporate Partner Spotlight: New Resources

Working Together
, a thought piece on cooperative purchasing featured in American City and County
By David Yarkin, President, Government Sourcing Solutions

Feedback Wanted
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