- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- May 29, 2000
A task force directed by President Clinton to make recommendations on using
technology to train federal workers is preparing its final report.
John Sepulveda, deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management,
described some of the potential recommendations during a Senate subcommittee
hearing this month. They include:
* Establishing a training technology steering committee.
* Creating a training technology resource center that would serve
as a one-stop shop for information about learning technology.
The task force already recommended that agencies pilot the concept of
individual learning accounts for each federal worker. So far, 13 agencies
have begun pilots.
Under this approach, managers put money, hours or both into an account
that an employee can apply to training classes, Sepulveda said. Some of
the programs target specific workgroups, including the welfare-to-work population
or the IT work force, while others cover an agency's entire work force,
allotting official time for learning to every employee.