Katherine Archuleta: President Obama’s FY 2015 Budget Proposal Addresses Federal Worker Training

KatherineArchuletaPresident Barack Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget proposal on Tuesday will allocate increased appropriations for federal employee training programs, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

Joe Davidson writes Katherine Archuleta, director of Office of Personnel Management, told a conference that the budget plan contains resolutions for boosting initiatives to train workers and facilitates government-wide sharing of training ideas.

Citing the Internal Revenue Service’s National Taxpayer Advocate 2013 report, Davidson also writes the agency’s training budget shrank by more than 85 percent between fiscal years 2009 and 2013 and less than $250 was spent to train one employee in 2013.

Funding for the appeals division training also decreased by 96 percent from $6 million in 2009 to $250,000 in 2013, according to the report.

The budget for the small business and self-employed division also dropped 93 percent, the Post reports.


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