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Total number of Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) 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/A74
Nov 2012N/A64
Dec 2012N/A35
Jan 2013N/A38
Feb 2013N/A59
Mar 2013N/A42
Apr 2013N/A131
May 2013N/A133
Jun 2013N/A82
Jul 2013N/A45
Aug 2013N/A21
Sep 2013N/A147

FY 2013 Total: 871

Footnotes

  • (1) Training data may underestimate external training.

Total number of OSEL 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/A51
Nov 2012N/A48
Dec 2012N/A15
Jan 2013N/A28
Feb 2013N/A44
Mar 2013N/A27
Apr 2013N/A117
May 2013N/A128
Jun 2013N/A76
Jul 2013N/A45
Aug 2013N/A12
Sep 2013N/A122

FY 2013 Total: 713

Footnotes

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

Total number of OSEL 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/A9
Nov 2012N/A7
Dec 2012N/A12
Jan 2013N/A8
Feb 2013N/A11
Mar 2013N/A5
Apr 2013N/A7
May 2013N/A3
Jun 2013N/A1
Jul 2013N/A0
Aug 2013N/A3
Sep 2013N/A14

FY 2013 Total: 80

Total number of OSEL 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/A14
Nov 2012N/A9
Dec 2012N/A8
Jan 2013N/A2
Feb 2013N/A4
Mar 2013N/A10
Apr 2013N/A7
May 2013N/A2
Jun 2013N/A5
Jul 2013N/A0
Aug 2013N/A6
Sep 2013N/A11

FY 2013 Total: 78

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.