The U.S. State Department’s office of civil service human resource management is putting together an action plan to conduct more formal training needs assessment for DOS’s civil service.
CSHRM’s action plan for more training needs assessment will focus on mid-level employees in the Mission Critical Occupations over the next three years, according to State.
The announcement comes after the release of a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that says DOS lacks a “systematic, comprehensive” training needs assessment process incorporating all bureaus and overseas posts.
CSHRM already has “well-defined” training plans for entry level employees in the Mission Critical Occupations, State said in response to the GAO report.
The report recommends that State should develop and update information for employees on training opportunities.
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