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Environmental Protection Agency

Joint Training

An individual from another agency arranged a contracting training class for his staff. Being from a small office, he opened up available seating to other agencies within the area. Many agencies chose to participate and the class was filled. It was not only a cost saving decision, but it opened communication with other agencies. Since there are many training courses which overlap agencies, such as grants management, contracting, financial, why not have a "Host Agency" set-up training in the Region and invite surrounding agencies to participate. This will alleviate duplication of effort, save on travel funds, bring the trainer to the masses instead of vice versa, etc. Many times classes are not filled and this will open training opportunities to others so the Government will get the most out of paying one trainer to train many at any given time. To accomplish this effort, maybe managers could set up a mass email for distribution when training is being set-up.

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