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Inside the June 2013 issue...
The "Primary Colors" of Leadership: Our Chat With Dr. David Pendleton, Part 1 of 2
In March 2013, NCMA Chief Learning Officer Alan J. Boykin sat down with Dr. David Pendleton, a psychologist specializing in leadership, to discuss the ins and outs of leadership in today's business environment.
By: Ryan Burke
Performance Evaluations: Recognizing the Value of Supervisory Management
For supervisors, nothing is certain except disciplinary actions and performance appraisals. The challenge for the supervisor is to reduce the likelihood of a negative experience in both.
By: James N. Phillips Jr.
The Two Most Important Questions About Your Contract, Part 1 of 2
Two simple questions reveal a great deal about how a contract is being managed: "What exactly is the contract?" and "How do you know when it's done?" As simple as these questions may be, the answers are often quite difficult and complicated.
By: Tom Reid
Small Business Set-Asides Under GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contracts
How to comply with and accurately determine size status under the varied rules and regulations applicable to restricted task and delivery orders under GSA Multiple Award Schedule contracts.
By: Jeffrey M. Ellinport
10 Ways Companies Can Sharpen Their Contract Management
The contract management processes of many companies or organizations are inefficient. This article lists 10 ways these processes fall short, along with suggestions to help bring them back up to snuff.
By: Becky Holloway
Internal Audit Reports and DCAA's Audit Rights
Recent legislation and a GAO report have focused on company internal audit reports and DCAA's access to them. This article discusses DCAA's right of access to internal audit reports and the uses that can be made of them in light of the new legislation.
By: John Ford and Susan Moser
Avoiding the Compliance Pitfalls of the Service Contract Act
With investigations and harsher consequences on the rise, strong compliance processes addressing the complexities of the Service Contract Act are a must.
By: Aaron Raddock and Albert P. Corvigno
Ethics and Compliance: Govern Thyself or Be Governed
By: John Dobriansky
Equity Aids the Vigilant, Not Those Who Slumber on Their Rights
By: Jack Horan and Patrick J. Stanton
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