April 2022

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April 2022

NASPO Travel Policy Reminder

As travel picks up, please remember that the Travel Policy was updated in 2020. The policy and reimbursement forms can be found on the Reimbursements page on the NASPO Network.
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Cronin Procurement Excellence Awards Submissions Open

Submit your state's work for recognition through the George Cronin Awards for Procurement Excellence.

Download the Scoring Methodology and Submission Template to get started.

States who submit before May 2 will receive a $100 Procurement U voucher.

Final submissions are due June 3.
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NASPO at 75:

1975 - NASPO Publishes State and Local Purchasing


In 1975, NASPO published the first edition of State and Local Purchasing. After three years of extensive research and evaluation, the study offered the first comprehensive look at the acquisition of goods and services by states and local jurisdictions.

Strategic Partner Highlight

NAEP Top Ten Focus Areas
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The National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) highlighted the top ten focus areas for higher education procurement professionals in the Spring 2022 NAEP Quarterly Journal.

View the article to see how the list compares to NASPO's 2022 Top Ten Priorities.

Cybersecurity and IT Resource Pages LIVE

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The NASPO Research and Innovation team continues to update its resources with the recent addition of Cybersecurity and IT Resources pages.

Check out each page for NASPO publications, blog posts, podcast episodes, and more that will help you dive into the topics.


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Upcoming Events

April 6

April 12 - 14
Orlando, FL

REACH Conference
July 25 - 27
Kansas City, MO

Annual Conference
September 25 - 28
San Diego, CA

*Registration Open
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Mazzone Award Nominations Open


The Mazzone Task Force invites Primary Members, Life Members, and Honorary Members to nominate an individual for the 2022 Giulio Mazzone Distinguished Service Award.

Download the Nomination Form and view the full award criteria on the NASPO website.

Nominations are due June 17.

Penn State University Logistics Series Certificate


Three-Week Program

Three spots are available for Members only with Primary Member Approval.

Collaborate on common supply chain challenge simulations and reveal methodologies and solutions you can apply in your office.

Get more information or submit a nomination from your state to [email protected] by April 13.

Week 1 - Critical Decisions in Logistics Management
Week 2 - Optimizing Distribution Network Strategy
Week 3 - Evaluating Opportunities with Third-Party Logistics Providers
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