ERIC Number: ED065783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-30
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Opportunities to Increase Effectiveness of Long-Term, Full-Time Training Program for Civilian Employees: Department of Defense.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The General Accounting Office (GAO) undertook a review of management improvements to determine the effectiveness of advanced education programs for Department of Defense civilian employees. This was similar to an earlier GAO report on administering graduate education programs for military officers. In this report, GAO reviewed the long-term, full-time training carried out by the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Long-term, full-time training is the formal schooling to which a civilian employee is assigned on a full-time basis for 120 days or more. This schooling includes academic programs offered by private, state, and federal institutions. The courses are usually at the graduate level in management, scientific, engineering, or technical fields. The results indicated that management's approach does not ensure that the program objectives are being met as effectively as possible. Specifically, there are inadequacies in the (1) planning of training programs, (2) selection of participating schools and employees, (3) evaluations of training programs, and (4) administration of training funds. (Author/JS)
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Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.