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December 9, 2016
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August 23, 2000
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July 8, 1958
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-PlICICIA nV ANCE FCR =NESDAY MCIINM WISP NOT TO BE USED BY PRESS UK RADIO Dr`- 7 P.M., E.D.T., TUESDAY, JULY 8, 1958 that meetings will begin dur- The Civil Service Commission announced today ing the next two weeks with agency and employee representatives to discuss the best means for putting the new Government Employees Training Act into effect. The measure was signed into law by the President on July 7. will be discussed with it h y or g aut mission said that the new trainin with other interested C i om ngs The d that meet Jul 17 an agency personnel directors on Y x ill pane later. ende Long sought by the executive brancn and ? a.,,.,?.? - including train- authorizes all types of employee training, service and i8nd labors of facilities such as colleges, ing within universities, the Federal manufacturing plants, The Commission is made responsible for genera]. administration of the law and issuance of Goverranentwide regulations and instructions under which agencies will operate their own training programs. The Commission is directed to con- tinue providing in-service training assistance to agencies and to review agen- t-service training programs for compliance with the laxnndandgin-sews. lf-developane ~ ou cies the necessity for employee se arty, new controls to programs operating wholly The act also reaffirms ice training, but it adds few, in the kinds within Government. Agency heads remain responsible for employees need training, of training to be given, when it is to be given, which employ and how much money to allot for training purposes within the limits of appro- priations. CSC Chairman Harris Ellsworth hailed E1lswnew orthcaaid, a"x11.1 enable Govern _el administration. "The new authority, Mr. ment to get on a par with the best braining practices ofo private a industry. It establishes for the first time by law a general P cy training. efficiency and oconomny in Government activities through employee t (more) Approved For Release 2000/09/08 : CIA-RDP78-06365A001200030041-2 I 2 - Approved For Release 2000/09/08 : CIA-RDP78-06365A0012000341-2 u recruits cannot be found witAa ,iitaL l}i necessary and unusual- combina- _c ns of skills such as those rcgUred in today's complex Government, agencies can now select their o..n en::ployees whose skills are closest to those required and can give them the needed training." The chief highlight of the new law is that it authorizes agencies to pay for training of employees in non-Government facilities when such train- ing is necessary and is not reasonably available within Government. It also allows certain types of contributions, atiwrards, and payments (such as Rockefeller scholarships) to be made by non-profit organizations and accepted by, Federal employees under certain conditions, and it permits agencies to send employees at Government expense-to meetings which will contribute to improved supervision, management, and conduct of statutory functions. The act specifies certain controls to govern out-eerviab training. Trainees must agree In advance to remain with the agency for at least three times the length of the training period or repay the training costs and no employee with less than one year of continuous service may be given out-service training. An employee may not receive more than one year of out-service training for each 10 years of total service, and such training may not be given solely for purposes of promotion or the obtaining of academic degrees. An agency's out-service training time may not exceed one percent of its authorized personnel strength. Examples of types of out-service training which may be used are the sending of -- - an equipment specialist to a factory maintenance school - an electronics technician to a laboratory to be trained in the use of the latest equipment - a vocational rehabilitation specialist to a leading clinic to learn the newest methods of testing and helping the disabled - scientists and engineers to laboratories and universities for special job-related studies. # G 1-15 Approved For Release 2000/09/08 : CIA-RDP78-06365AO01200030041-2