Department of Energy

Employees Training Employees

I think reducing costs spent by the Government can come from the reduction of private-sector training companies, training federal employees. Each class that is brought in, costs the Government $800-$1500 per person per class, totaling $20,000 - $30,000 per course for 25 people. These courses are taught by people who have been out of the government for years, and some of the information isn't relevant to some jobs around the office anymore. Therefore, I think we should set up training programs taught by federal employees for federal employees. The training can have up-to-date topics and information delivered directly from upper management. It can also have training that is directly related to job-specific tasks, this would increase efficiency we just need to get the correct people training the classes. I think that this would save money throughout the government, not just at a department level.

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Idea No. 1352