November 2020

Upcoming Programs
Data Analytics Demystified
November 10 | 2 pm ET

How do you define data analytics? Looking for current examples of data analytics program development? Grab a seat and get the answers to these questions and discover the benefits of data analytics for the central procurement office.

This webinar will be eligible for 1.5 UPPCC contact hours.

Student Perspectives Webinar
November 20 | 12 pm ET

Dan Kruger, NASPO Academic Affairs Manager, will host a panel discussion with three former student interns on best practices to promote the industry to young professionals and ways you can get students involved in public procurement.

This webinar will be eligible for 1 UPPCC contact hour.
State Procurement Law Institute
November 18 – 19 | 1 to 5 pm ET
Registration ends November 10!
Join state procurement attorneys and Chief Procurement Officers for the State Procurement Law Institute! Some highlights of the Law Institute will include discussions of COVID-19 and Attorney wellbeing, as well as a laughter break and a networking musical social.

Each state has four seats; reserve your seat now. Contact Conferences & Events to request more seats.
Spring 2021 UPPCC Exam Prep Courses
Registration now open for the 2021 Spring UPPCC Exam Prep Courses. Register before December 11 to save $50 on the registration fee.

NASPO Professional Development funds can be used for prep course registration.

Visit Procurement U for more information.
NASPO Hosts Virtual Incoming Leaders Meeting
On October 28, NASPO hosted its first virtual Incoming Leaders Meeting for the 2021 NASPO Board of Directors and ValuePoint Management Board. Created to prepare Board members before they take office on January 1, 2021, the Incoming Leaders Meeting addressed Board roles and responsibilities, the 2021 NASPO Strategic Plan as well as the priorities of 2021 President, Roz Ingram (FL). Congratulations again to the incoming NASPO Board of Directors and ValuePoint Management Board! We look forward to your service in 2021.

To view the new members, click the links below.
Schedule Your COVID Research Project Interview
If you have not yet scheduled your interview time, please click to schedule through December. We only need 14 more states to meet our goal of all 51 CPOs.
Reminder! – Reimbursement Deadline
The deadline for submitting reimbursement requests for 2020 is December 11, 2020. All funds' policies and request forms can be found on the Reimbursements page of the NASPO network.

Don’t forget! The NASPO Board of Directors has approved the use of Professional Development funds for expenses as determined by the NASPO Primary Member for reduction of the fiscal year budget. Primary Members should review state budgetary regulations and guidelines prior to seeking reimbursement.

Please review the full policy language in the NASPO Professional Development Fund Policy & Guidelines with special attention to item 9 under “eligible expenses:” COVID Emergency Use of Funds.
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