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Total number of Office of Surveillance and Biometrics (OSB) employees who completed training events in the month (1)

Dictionary: FDA recognizes that in order to stay current with rapidly evolving science and health information, it must institute a strong training culture across the agency. This measure tracks total training attendance throughout the fiscal year. If an individual attends multiple training events/courses in a single month, the individual is counted more than once in order to deliver a depiction of overall training attendance. Training events are categorized by technical, management/leadership, professional development or administrative training events, and are determined by the audience they serve (e.g., a scientist attending a writing skills course would be grouped under professional development while a writer attending a writing skills course would be grouped under technical).

Information is current as of September 30, 2013

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A36
Nov 2011N/A24
Dec 2011N/A6
Jan 2012N/A11
Feb 2012N/A16
Mar 2012N/A19
Apr 2012N/A26
May 2012N/A43
Jun 2012N/A49
Jul 2012N/A12
Aug 2012N/A88
Sep 2012N/A404

FY 2012 Total: 734

Footnotes

  • (1) Training data may underestimate external training.

Total number of OSB employees who completed technical training events in the month (2)

The total number of individuals attending technical training events/courses in a 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/A23
Nov 2011N/A18
Dec 2011N/A4
Jan 2012N/A5
Feb 2012N/A7
Mar 2012N/A6
Apr 2012N/A17
May 2012N/A28
Jun 2012N/A5
Jul 2012N/A2
Aug 2012N/A20
Sep 2012N/A334

FY 2012 Total: 469

Footnotes

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

Total number of OSB employees who completed management/leadership training events in the month

The total number of individuals attending management/leadership training events/courses in a 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/A5
Nov 2011N/A1
Dec 2011N/A0
Jan 2012N/A0
Feb 2012N/A5
Mar 2012N/A7
Apr 2012N/A5
May 2012N/A8
Jun 2012N/A41
Jul 2012N/A9
Aug 2012N/A8
Sep 2012N/A23

FY 2012 Total: 112

Total number of OSB employees who completed professional development training events in the month (3)

The total number of individuals attending professional development training events/courses in a 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/A8
Nov 2011N/A5
Dec 2011N/A2
Jan 2012N/A6
Feb 2012N/A4
Mar 2012N/A6
Apr 2012N/A4
May 2012N/A7
Jun 2012N/A3
Jul 2012N/A1
Aug 2012N/A60
Sep 2012N/A47

FY 2012 Total: 153

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.

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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.