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Department of Education

Training Agency

Stop wasting so much money on training through external sources.

I propose that the Government stand up a new organization that is solely responsible for administering training classes to Federal Employees. I work in the technology field and one week classes are often $2,500 per student through an outside company. All that training company does is provide an instructor, who often does this as a side job, for five days.... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Intelligence Community Program Management Best Practices

Develop a web based training program for the IC to teach best practices in program management, acquisition and procurement. The IC could benefit from outstanding practices used by some agencies. Understanding each agency's practices contributes to efficient collaboration and information/resource sharing. There are distinct differences between agencies in establishing milestones, dealing with security constraints, acquisition,... more »

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Legislative Branch

Training

When providing local training of persons new to positions, there should be a manual with lesson plans and exercises with answer keys for the trainer(s), just as I've seen in most educational institutions. The trainer is usually not an experienced professional educator, and likely has been assigned this duty in addition to all the regular duties of their position (with backlog perhaps). Unnecessary man hours are expended... more »

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Department of Defense

DAWIA and occupational functional training should be greatly accelerated

A common formula of successful organizations includes effective and competent personnel. Currently, our two year DAWIA certification training method allows untrained resources to populate slots within our organizational structure. We should ask ourselves, “Does this add value to the mission?” “Why should new or recently reassigned employees receive full pay grade salaries for two or more years while training?” “Would... 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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