Federal Manager's Daily Report

The Office of Personnel Management received a 2003 Government Technology Leadership Award in recognition of its GOLEARN.gov initiative, which provides educational opportunities to federal employees.

The Academy of Government Technology and a panel of judges from both the public and private sectors selected OPM for the award, which is sponsored by Government Executive Magazine.

OPM says its e-Training initiative is designed to make the government more “citizen-centric, results-oriented and market-based,” and that more than 190,000 registered users have completed more than 160,000 courses, of the 3,000 or so offered online.

New features of the initiative include an IT Workforce Development Roadmap, developed in collaboration with the Federal Chief Information Officers Council, designed as a career development and competency assessment tool for individuals interested in the 2210 series (IT Management Specialist). E-Mentoring is an interactive online tool to help employees during training, and now features a free course, “Merit System Principles and Prohibited Personnel Practices,” which OPM says is crucial to proper personnel management.