The current application for FAC-COR (GTR/GTM) Certification or Recertification is five pages long and very cumbersome. It is so difficult to follow and read, OCPO just recently had to create a consolidated checklist, page 5 of the application, that the applicant has to repeat all the course information on one page (See Attached document FAC COR OLD ) in attempt to simplify OCPO's review.
While it is OCPO's aspiration for this application process to be automated through the Fedearl Acquisition Institute's FAITAS system by the end of FY13 or sometime in FY14, there is still an opportunity to make changes and improvements to the application in the interim. Attached is a 2 page version of the application capturing all of the information OCPO is seeking in an easy to ready simplified format (See Attached Document FAC COR SUGGESTED NEW).
Or, perhaps to get rid of "paper" altogether, someone in IT could create a similar form through InfoPath.
Outstanding job Tracy...I most certainly agree 100% with your suggestion. Thanks again for your bright idea - it will help us all!
Tracy's idea would be very helpful and time saving for GTR/GTR certifications and recertification. Since HUD is putting most of its processes online, shouldn't applications and other required documents be on line? Go Tracy!
Tracy, your recommendations are excellent. I agree with them whole heartily. Earl