ERIC Number: ED041199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Investment for Tomorrow; A Report of the Presidential Task Force on Career Advancement.
Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC.
The Presidential Task Force on Career Advancement reviewed post-entry training for Federal employees in professional, administrative and technical occupations. Training was found to be good; but in this report needed improvements are deliberately highlighted. The Task Force found that all of its recommendations can be carried out under the Government Employees Training Act of 1958. Some agency training does not provide knowledge or develop skills needed by management before they are advanced to higher levels; and training is less available in the field than in Washington. Agencies differ widely in the extent and quality of training for specialists. Of the 57 agencies providing the Task Force data, 56 sent employees to interagency training programs; over half of this training was provided for management--professionals had little coverage and technicians but 17% of courses. Agencies lack clear policies on when employees might appropriately be enrolled in universities. The Civil Service Commission, in a new role, should provide agencies with information, advice, and counsel on training problems in a number of fields. Training and education are capital investments which eventually contribute to the Nation's gross national product. The absence of developmental programs with the resultant loss of peak performance can cost more than training. (NL)
Descriptors: Administrators, Agency Cooperation, Career Planning, Financial Policy, Government Employees, Inservice Education, Labor Needs, Orientation, Paraprofessional Personnel, Prediction, Program Administration, Program Improvement, Research Committees, Specialists, Technical Institutes, Universities
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.60)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Government Employees Training Act; Presidential Task Force on Career Advancement