More Training Please!

The 2010 Federal Supervisor Training Act was introduced on Tuesday requiring managers to receive initial training within one year of being promoted and once every three years after. This bill, introduced by Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., would also mandate the creation of mentoring programs within departmental agencies, encouraging recently promoted supervisors to learn from the experiences of more seasoned federal managers.

“Proper training is critical to improving delivery of government services, reducing costs associated with mitigating employee grievances, and enhancing morale throughout the entire civil service,” said Moran “Whether it be processing tax returns or providing immigration services, the men and women who comprise the federal workforce need the proper institutional support and management training to do their jobs effectively.”

Many agencies have supervisory training in place. This bill would simply put it into law and require agencies to develop their top asset, their people. How will this bill change, if at all, the way training is conducted in your agency on the supervisory level? What do you feel is the most glaring training need for federal managers?

Go here to learn more about the 2010 Federal Supervisor Training Act.

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