ERIC Number: ED290022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Federal Workforce. Data on Training Received by Agency Executives, Managers, and Supervisors. Fact Sheet for Congressional Requesters.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. General Government Div.
No law or regulation exists at the present time specifying minimum time periods of training for executives, managers, or supervisors employed by federal agencies, although such a regulation did exist until June 1981. For fiscal years 1984 through 1986, 54 executive agencies or organizations that employ at least 95 percent of the nonpostal civilian work force reported at least 2 years of complete executive and manager/supervisor training data. Overall, the agencies reported that about 48 percent of all executives and about 57 percent of all managers and supervisors received training annually over the 2 or 3 years reported. The average number of hours trained was about 52 each year for executives and about 46 for managers and supervisors. About 49 percent of the executives employed by large agencies received training (an average of 53 hours) versus 43 percent at midsized agencies (an average of 48 hours) and 53 percent at small-sized agencies (an average of 39 hours). Training was provided to 58 percent of the managers/supervisors employed by large-sized agencies (an average of 46 hours), 46 percent of the managers/supervisors at midsized agencies (47 hours on average), and 46 percent at small agencies (an average of 43 hours). (Appendixes include data on short-term management training provided to administrative personnel employed in small, midsized, and large agencies and information about the objectives, scope, and methodology of the training provided.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrators, Federal Government, Government Employees, Job Training, Management Development, Postsecondary Education, Public Agencies, Supervisors, Supervisory Training
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (First five copies--free; additional copies--$2.00 each; 100 or more--25% discount).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. General Government Div.