Department of Commerce

Shift Training Programs to Electronic Format

Employee training is obviously vital to the success of our workforce, but every year many training documents are still printed on paper, in excess—witness the pile of unused EEO folders in our mailroom, destined for the recycling bin—which is incredibly wasteful. The paradigm has shifted, folks, and while there is no replacement for classroom learning, it’s time to upgrade the government training programs to be more efficient, flexible and streamlined. Move the compulsory training programs to an e-friendly forum such as webex, video conference or online training like Safety and IT training. We have the technology.

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