ERIC Number: ED190779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-6
Reference Count: 0
An Overview of Training in the Public Sector.
Smith, David A.
This report provides an overview of the training and education received by public sector employees, estimates of public funds expended for this training, recent trends, and identification of policy issues for future study. Chapter 1, an introduction, summarizes the content of chapters 2 and 3. Chapter 2 describes the major portions of the public sector--federal civilian employees, uniformed members of the armed forces, independent agencies, and state and local government--and public sector training. It is reported that the public sector employs nearly 19 million people and that between 3 and 4 million public sector employees receive training and education each year at a cost of between 9 and 10 billion dollars. Chapter 3 summarizes the dimensions of public sector training. For each major portion of the public sector a preliminary analysis is presented based on available data, covering the data bases, costs, size, emphasis, trends, distribution, and issues of public sector training. Where possible, initial estimates are made on the objectives of the training and impacts on other educational institutions. These trends are indicated: state and local training is growing more rapidly than federal and military training and costs 6 billion dollars per year and will increase. (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Analytic Sciences, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Public Sector