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Total number of training events in the month (1)

Dictionary: The total number of both internal and external training events/courses completed by FDA employee(s) during a single month is captured in this measure.

Information is current as of September 30, 2013

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A34
Nov 2011N/A41
Dec 2011N/A37
Jan 2012N/A12
Feb 2012N/A27
Mar 2012N/A35
Apr 2012N/A46
May 2012N/A55
Jun 2012N/A62
Jul 2012N/A29
Aug 2012N/A68
Sep 2012N/A94

FY 2012 Total: 540

Footnotes

  • (1) Training data may underestimate external training.

Number of technical training events in the month (2)

The number of technical training events/courses completed by FDA employee(s) during the month is included in this measure. Technical training is defined as curricula that focus on refreshing and improving specialized skills that FDA personnel need in order to maintain a current workforce. The definition of “technical” varies with job function; FDA has a workforce with groups specializing in highly specific disciplines (i.e. toxicology, policy, engineering, etc.).

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A15
Nov 2011N/A13
Dec 2011N/A11
Jan 2012N/A5
Feb 2012N/A16
Mar 2012N/A9
Apr 2012N/A12
May 2012N/A14
Jun 2012N/A15
Jul 2012N/A9
Aug 2012N/A12
Sep 2012N/A36

FY 2012 Total: 167

Footnotes

  • (2) Technical training includes legal, science, and regulatory training courses.

Number of management/leadership training events in the month

FDA strives to develop employees’ management and leadership skills in order to have a highly efficient and sophisticated workforce. The number of management/leadership training events/courses completed by FDA employee(s) during the month is included in this measure. Training courses that focus on improving employees’ leadership, management, and team building skills are included within this training classification.

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A2
Nov 2011N/A2
Dec 2011N/A3
Jan 2012N/A0
Feb 2012N/A3
Mar 2012N/A3
Apr 2012N/A8
May 2012N/A2
Jun 2012N/A10
Jul 2012N/A4
Aug 2012N/A6
Sep 2012N/A9

FY 2012 Total: 52

Number of professional development training events in the month (3)

The number of professional development training events/courses completed by FDA employee(s) during the month is included in this measure. Professional development training is defined as events/courses that focus on attaining skills and knowledge for personal development and career advancement (e.g., communication, computer applications, certifications/licenses, etc.).

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A17
Nov 2011N/A26
Dec 2011N/A23
Jan 2012N/A7
Feb 2012N/A8
Mar 2012N/A23
Apr 2012N/A26
May 2012N/A39
Jun 2012N/A37
Jul 2012N/A16
Aug 2012N/A50
Sep 2012N/A49

FY 2012 Total: 321

Footnotes

  • (3) Administrative training data is included in professional development. Administrative training includes courses such as ethics, timekeeping, payroll, typical on-boarding, etc. CDRH is unable to separate these categories at this time.

Glossary

Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.