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Online eduation delivery

I recently went to a month-long training session out of state as part of the training for my position. I also recently graduated a very well designed, challengine online Masters of Business Administration program offered by the University of Florida, a highly accredited institution that has won awards for this specific program. I don't understand why the government is still spending money on per diem and travel costs.... more »

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Savings on Training

The cost of training each and every employee is extremely high and I believe that there is a better, more cost efficient way of doing things. Currently, the Government sends each employee to their required training, paying for their flight, hotel and per diem. For a two week course, this can easily be $5000 per person. If there are 20 people in this class, then the cost is $100,000 plus the cost of the instructors... more »

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Focus On Effective Online & On Site Training (LearnDAU)

Much of our training, for COTRs and Contracting Offiers, for example, is held in other parts of the city with vendors at a high cost per person. In order to cut costs, our agency has been hosting such training on site in the office, which was up to 90% less expensive for the training alone. It also keeps the staff in the office rather than putting them off site.

Similarly, online training and webinars can get the job... more »

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All training in one place

Create & Maintain all training (mandatory & cbt) online in one central location rather than using multiple training programs that dont reflect data properly. An email reminder should be sent annually to the employee to notify them when the courses will expire soon & again when it is time to take the training. The program should upload completed training nightly to the command training database and send a report to the... more »

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Consolidate AF Inspections

Consolidate AF inspections (UCI, LCAP, ORI, MCCI) into 1 inspection and have 1-POC for the inspections. Also, many inspections (ORIs) are obsolete (cold war era thinking). These serve no purpose other than to have MAJCOMs and Wing Commanders get a "warm-fuzzy" that their folks could survive if a ficticious cold war were to happen.

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Flights from Technical Training to First Duty Station

When I left tech school at Lackland, I tried to get a flight from Albany, NY my hometown to London Heathrow airport my first base RAF Mildenhall.
But the CTO office said I would only be allowed a government flight from San Antonio to London. I had to purchase a flight from Albany to San Antonio. Then fly on government funds from San Antonio to London. I lose fund, and government funds are lost. It would have been cheaper... more »

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FIX APDP (Aquisition Professional Development Program)

Members are required to accomplish 80 hrs of continuing professional eductation every two years. First, the clock should not restart when training requirements are met. Second, these are grossly abused. Most people I know use this as a means to pad their resume' on government funds, e.g. how many people do you know that are APDP Level 1 in just about everything? To what benefit to their current duties?! Finally, many... more »

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Stop printing material for training

CECOS (Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School) provides printed manual to each class participant.

Eliminate the printed manuals. This will save money wasted on printing and assembling the manuals.

Have electronic file versions available. Suggest some format that allows note taking (for example, MS Word).

Though this suggestion focuses on CECOS, it is applicable to any training sessions that provide printed material.... more »

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Training on Common Office Apps

There are about 4-8 office productivity and e-mail applications that all federal workers use pretty much every day. We all know the brand names, and we all get new versions ported to us IAW our Agency's/Component's software refresh cycle. BUT many/most users never receive any training on how to effectivley use the apps. So, much paper and time gets wasted as users "hunt & peck" for the right print-out format, or the... more »

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Top to Bottom Process Review of Defense Acquisition University

The stated purpose of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is to bring order and efficiency to the Defense Procurement Process. However, their own operations, from my observations, lack the discipline and controls necessary to safeguard the efficient use of taxpayer money.

The first example comes from this morning. I, among thousands of others, received an 8 MB email announcing a one-day small business procurement... more »

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Increase use of Distance Learning

Under no circumstance, should a servicemember or government employee be sent across the country or overseas to watch power point presentations and hear a lecture. There is a huge opportunity for cost savings in this area. Class room instruction should be done at a distance when feasible. Heavy justification should be needed to send personnel to training. Travel costs will be saved.

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Save Military Training Money

Many Military training courses require students to show up 2 or 3 days ahead of time, frequently over a weekend, when training does not start until Monday morning. Review the reporting requirements and make the default report time the day before training starts since this enables inprocessing. This would save money and reduce the number of military in the student account, giving them time with families, precious now... more »

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