ERIC Number: ED034918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Report on the Operation of the Evening and Correspondence Course Policy (TB 620135).
Treasury Board, Ottawa (Ontario). Training Policy Group.
A study was made of the application, during the 1966-67 academic year, of a policy of tuition fee reimbursements up to 50% for Canadian public service employees in job related evening or correspondence courses. Methods were a literature review, a questionnaire survey of deputy heads, followup interviews with departmental officers, a study of industrial policy, and consultation with an advisory panel. Much unevenness was found, with marked variations in frequency of reimbursement by occupation, salary, and size of jurisdiction. Reasonable satisfaction with terms of the present policy was expressed except regarding the bar on second language learning. Training Board expectations about department and agency management had not been met and improvement was required. In many cases planning and programing of training had been incomplete; policy interpretation and application, defective; and need determination and benefit assessment, rudimentary. It was recommended that reimbursement be total for job related employee training, with extended scope to cover certain direct training costs beyond tuition and examination fees. (Also included are six tables, 13 references, and appendixes on existing policies and opinions, outside practices, and explanations of training needs.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Treasury Board, Ottawa (Ontario). Training Policy Group.