The costs of training are high. There is, however a large amount of knowledgeable employees at the different agencies who are very capable of training other government employees. For example, a Census employee could give a half day training class on Census data to another agency which uses their data. This will allow for a group of employees at the non-Census to get relevant and informational training at a very large cost to the government. If many of these inter-agency training courses are offered, the government will not have to pay for as much outside training, which can be very costly, and the overall training budget can be drastically slashed while still offering more, and more relevant, training courses to employees.
Idea No. 267