Department of State: Additional Steps Are Needed to Improve Strategic Planning and Evaluation of Training for State Personnel

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Because the U.S. Department of State (State) is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, its personnel require certain knowledge, skills, and abilities to address the global challenges and security threats facing the United States. State devoted about $255 million to personnel training in fiscal year 2010; the department's Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is the primary training provider for State's more than 66,000 Foreign Service, civil service, and locally employed staff (LE staff) worldwide. GAO was asked to examine (1) State's purpose and structure for training personnel ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. January 25, 2011.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Because the U.S. Department of State (State) is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, its personnel require certain knowledge, skills, and abilities to address the global challenges and security threats facing the United States. State devoted about $255 million to personnel training in fiscal year 2010; the department's Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is the primary training provider for State's more than 66,000 Foreign Service, civil service, and locally employed staff (LE staff) worldwide. GAO was asked to examine (1) State's purpose and structure for training personnel and (2) the extent to which State's training incorporates elements for effective training programs. GAO reviewed and analyzed data and documentation related to the agency's training efforts; completed a training assessment using a tool developed based on prior GAO guidance; and interviewed officials in Washington, D.C., and at 12 overseas posts."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Department of State: Additional Steps Are Needed to Improve Strategic Planning and Evaluation of Training for State Personnel, report, January 25, 2011; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc298414/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.