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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 - 2013

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A66
Nov 2012N/A149
Dec 2012N/A86
Jan 2013N/A19
Feb 2013N/A34
Mar 2013N/A28
Apr 2013N/A101
May 2013N/A127
Jun 2013N/A47
Jul 2013N/A39
Aug 2013N/A21
Sep 2013N/A73

FY 2013 Total: 790

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 - 2013
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A8
Nov 2012N/A127
Dec 2012N/A69
Jan 2013N/A13
Feb 2013N/A19
Mar 2013N/A10
Apr 2013N/A82
May 2013N/A121
Jun 2013N/A24
Jul 2013N/A37
Aug 2013N/A5
Sep 2013N/A22

FY 2013 Total: 537

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 - 2013
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A6
Nov 2012N/A10
Dec 2012N/A11
Jan 2013N/A3
Feb 2013N/A6
Mar 2013N/A4
Apr 2013N/A4
May 2013N/A2
Jun 2013N/A7
Jul 2013N/A2
Aug 2013N/A6
Sep 2013N/A35

FY 2013 Total: 96

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 - 2013
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A52
Nov 2012N/A12
Dec 2012N/A6
Jan 2013N/A3
Feb 2013N/A9
Mar 2013N/A14
Apr 2013N/A15
May 2013N/A4
Jun 2013N/A16
Jul 2013N/A0
Aug 2013N/A10
Sep 2013N/A16

FY 2013 Total: 157

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.