ERIC Number: ED118596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-12
Reference Count: 0
Better Evaluation Needed for Federal Civilian Employee Training. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
About 960,000 U.S. civilian employees have received about 45 million hours of training, costing the Federal Government about $216 million. To find out how the Civil Service Commission and the Federal Executive department measured the effectiveness of this training, fulfilled the evaluation requirements of the Government Employees Training Act of 1958, and progressed in implementing the recommendations of a 1967 congressional subcommittee report which concluded that Federal training was not evaluated as required, the Government Accounting Office sent questionnaires to about 900 Federal Executive department training and employee development officers and consulted with Commission officals and training evaluation authorities. The questionnaire results showed that the evaluation requirements of the Government Employees Training Act, the Executive order supplementing the law, and the subcommittee recommendations are not being met adequately. Specific findings and recommendations are given. The survey instruments are also included. (RC)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Programs, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Federal Programs, Government Employees, Job Training, Questionnaires, Surveys, Training
U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, P.O. Box 1020, Washington, D.C. 20013 (order No. FPCD-75-120, $1.00, do not send cash)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Note: A few pages in the text contain light type and the survey in Appendix I (4 pages) will reproduce poorly due to small print