ERIC Number: ED247308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Training Evaluation Demonstration Project: Issues and Recommendations. Report.
Office of Personnel Management. Washington, DC. Training Leadership Div.
This report summarizes the evaluation of civilian training in six Federal government agencies. A representative sample of executive, managerial, technical, clerical and scientific training programs were selected. The project's purposes were: (1) to produce useful examples of systematic training evaluation; and (2) to generate recommendations for improving training evaluation. The fundamental conclusions were: (1) constructive evaluation of all types of training is achievable; (2) evaluation can reduce costs and significantly improve training results; and (3) training should be linked with other management tools to more effectively solve performance problems. Six problems identified in the training evaluation projects that require attention are discussed. Recommendations for the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management for guiding and encouraging agencies in implementing effective training and evaluation practices are given. The appendix contains executive summaries from the six evaluation demonstration case studies (Department of Agriculture, National Institutes of Health, Government Printing Office, Office of Personnel Management, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Fort Belvoir). (BS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Personnel Management. Washington, DC. Training Leadership Div.