Employee training and development contributes to increased job satisfaction, morale and motivation among employees and is critical to preparing employees for positions of greater responsibility.  As a training officer, you play a key role in this process by ensuring that your agency’s workforce receives the necessary training to fulfill their job duties and provide high quality service to the commonwealth. 

You can find even more training in the Keystone Academy for Learning (KAL) schedule, which lists upcoming instructor-led courses available to all commonwealth employees.


Annual Agency Training Plan and Report

The Office of Administration requires that each agency under the Governor’s jurisdiction prepare an Annual Training Plan and Report (see Management Directive 535.7). The Annual Training Plan outlines the agency’s anticipated training needs and a strategy for addressing those needs. The Annual Training Report describes the agency’s training accomplishments in the previous fiscal year.
Training Plans are due by July 1 and Training Reports are due by August 15 of each year.


Info Sharing

Agency training officers have a number of options to share information with or ask questions of their peers in other agencies.

  • The Agency Training Officer Directory can help you to connect with other agency training officers.
  • The official commonwealth Outlook distribution list can be used to e-mail all of the training officers at once. E-mail: Training Officers in Outlook. This list is maintained by the Office of Administration.
  • The training officer Collaboration site allows agency training officers to discuss issues and share information online.  Please call 717.787.3813 if you need assistance accessing the collaboration site.
  • The Small Agency Training Consortium offers a network for training officers to share courses and resources. While it began as a group for smaller agencies, training officers from any size agency can participate. The group meets quarterly. Contact Deb LaRosa in the Department of Education for more information.

Adjunct Instructors

Adjunct instructors are state employees from various agencies with training skills who volunteer their time to teach courses for other employees. If you are interested in becoming an adjunct instructor for the Keystone Academy for Learning, contact OA's Workforce Planning & Development Office at 717.787.3813.