Subject: TRAINING AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Effective Date: 03/21/01
It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and this University to provide training and staff development for its employees designed to:
Providing adequate training and staff development of State employees can best be accomplished through the efforts of employees, supervisors on the job, departmental management, and the Office of State Personnel in cooperation with the State's institutions of higher education.
Training and development programs should recognize the following roles:
State employees at all levels ultimately retain an obligation for their own development and education and it is expected that employees will advance their own careers through appropriate self-education and self-improvement.
Managers and supervisors have the initial responsibility for training and development of their employees. In fulfilling this responsibility, managers and supervisors should identify the individual training needs of their employees, and work with employees to prepare and affect plans for their development. Such plans should make use of on-the-job training including individual and group instruction by supervisors, formal training and educational activities, and rotational assignments to provide greater depth and a wide base of experience.
Each agency has a responsibility for training and developing its employees. It is responsible for assuring that training programs geared to specific agency needs are planned, budgeted and established, and that their employees participate in these programs.
The Office of State Personnel shall be responsible for the State's role in overall planning, coordinating, and review of training and development programs and appropriate inter-agency training.
The Office of State Personnel and State agencies are responsible for utilizing the State's universities, community college system, and public instruction to the fullest degree possible in securing professional, management, and vocational education to meet their personnel development needs.