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Department of the Interior

Increase employee yearly training budget

Training Budget Increase;

Increase our budget for training. IT people need more money for training in IT jobs, most of the training needed to keep skills fresh or get exposure to new technology is expensive. One training class cost $2100.00. So there goes my training budget for the year, and this class was mandatory, not what I wanted to take for my job, but I had to, so when other training came about that our team... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Automate DAU training completion certification

A small one: I suggest when employees are required to take online training courses in order to perform some duty, that the office acting as the "gatekeeper" for that duty is able to read and use the training completion data. For example: in order to serve in a contracting capacity within EPA, I had to complete 5 courses at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). The DAU effectively stores the data, and when I log... more »

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Department of the Interior

TED for Feds (FedTED?) or FedTube (for training)

Use the TED model (http://www.ted.com) of having government people with knowledge or expertise create inspiring (up to) 20 minute talks on:

1) what interesting & useful work they are doing or best practices that really work

2) some specific knowledge from training, education, research, studies, masters/PhD (and others) that applies to their job

3) some particular skill (especially applicable to IT since it evolves... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Train from Home for computer based training.

Train from home day. This is NOT a telecommute idea but rather a new way to participate in computer based training. Since online learning has suggested course hours and on-line learning is tracked give employees the option to complete on-line learning from home. Telecommuting can be difficult to manage however a Train from Home day is independent and time cards would reflect on-line log-in times and last course completed.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Effective Managing and Training

Provide efficient training to employees that allows the employee to think and create a finished product on their own. At present, USCIS is lacking in training its employees and provides conflicting information in SOPs. USCIS does not trust the employee's discretion where decision making is concerned. Nor do they allow Supervisors to supervise. At grievance stages we should simply omit the Supervisors and go straight... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Proper training and documented SOPs

Ensure that personnel are properly trained for the tasks they are to perform, especially in managment. There are many federal managers who oversee units, divisions, and offices for which they are inadequately trained. Managers direct personnel to do work that the managers know little about and have little understanding as to what an assignment requires and entails. Follow the U.S. military example and have managers come... more »

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Legislative Branch

Problem Solving

I sugest we train governement staff on how to solve problems - not create 'make work'. I am surprised by the number of staff who cannot identify simple problems, what the core problem is -- let alone solve it.

 

We need to focus the attention on identifying and solving the core problems - not creating unneccessary complex redundancies to keep the federal government spending my tax dollars.

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Office of Personnel Management

Centralize, Rethink Training of Federal Employees; Create Consolidated, Ctting-Edge Public Servant Training Institute

Centralize all mandatory training for the United States government at a state-of-the-art “government science” institute in D.C., with several satellites across the country, that not only covers agency-specific training, but also endeavors to instill government employees, including leaders from all corners, with cutting-edge tools for and methods of doing their jobs, whatever they may be, and finding fresh solutions to... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Centralize, Rethink Training of Federal Employees; Create Consolidated, Cutting-Edge Public Servant Training Institute

Centralize all mandatory training for the United States government at a state-of-the-art “government science” institute in D.C., with several satellites across the country, that not only covers agency-specific training, but also endeavors to instill government employees, including leaders from all corners, with cutting-edge tools for and methods of doing their jobs, whatever they may be, and finding fresh solutions to... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Tie Training to Performance Metrics, Not Feedback

According to a study of the highly successful - and efficent - Boys & Girls Clubs of America, experts concluded that "by tying the curricula of training more closely to key performance metrics and then measuring its impact on them, organizations can generate greater value from training programs and find useful insights to improve programs constantly." By reforming training throughout the United States government -- consolidating... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Lessons Learned

Require all new and existing federal supervisors, managers, and agency leaders to complete three specific management training classes every 4 years in order to continue to receive performance awards, cash bonuses, and future promotions. The 3 specific management training classes would include areas in: Diversity management, Effective performance evaluations, and Federal workplace ethics.

*This proposal will dramatically... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

EMPLOY DISTANCE LEARNING TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY

Use online, real-time, interactive, computer-based training (also called distance learning) in order to save time and money, and reach a wider audience. I have successfully taken on-line college classes using Blackboard software. This type of training can be taken at work, while telecommuting, or while traveling with a laptop computer with internet connection (some airlines offer internet service). It would behoove the... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Quit Paying for External Training When Internal Training on same topic is available!

Although much can be learned from outside organizations, we routinely pay outside agencies to provide training that we offer internally. Why would we invest the time and money to develop our own training seminars if we don't feel they are valuable enough to send our employees to?

For example, my VISN is sending about 25 people from each facility to Disney World for leadership training. Simultaneously, the VA is rolling... more »

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Department of Defense

Change Training

Change how we do training. Yearly we are required to take privacy training, IA training, performance system training, etc…. to comply with statutory and policy driven requirements. It takes hours to complete a full slate of training over any given year and the training is based on the premise that the employee knows nothing about the training topic. Why can’t we take a pretest on the subject matter and if we pass... more »

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