Frequently Asked Questions
What is the role of the Statewide Training & Development Center?
The role of the Statewide Training & Development Center (STDC) is to assist in the provision of training for all State employees in the most cost effective manner. The STDC offers direct training opportunities which are listed on the website.
The STDC is also responsible for approving contracted employee training offered in all State agencies. A training waiver is required in these cases. The STDC is developing a Training Advisory Council which will provide opportunities to assess training needs, facilitate collaboration in the provision of training and determine the most appropriate methods for providing training system wide.
What is a training waiver?
A training waiver is a request for approval for contracting with an outside vendor to provide training. The State Training Administrator reviews waivers and determines approval based on an internal ability to provide the training, cost effectiveness and the rationale provided by the person requesting the waiver.
Why do we need a training waiver?
State Statute 24-50-122 requires the State Personnel Director to approve all expenditures for employee training. The PDC manages training waiver approvals as agent for this process. The STDC also utilizes training waiver requests to determine training needs.
Do I need a training waiver for attending a professional conference?
What if the Statewide Training & Development Center doesn't offer training we need?
The STDC is happy to work with you to determine if we can customize training or provide it through our partners. The more notice we have, the more likely we can be helpful. If neither of those alternatives is possible, you may request a training waiver.
Why do we have to pay for classes through the STDC?
The Statewide Training & Development Center is a cash funded program and, as such, charges only what is necessary to cover costs. We strive to keep our tuition competitive and provide the best and most cost effective training. As internal consultants, we understand the unique perspective of working within the State system that outside vendors may not. We reinvest tuition into developing and sustaining a valuable resource for all State employees.
How do I get more information?
For information about training or consultation, please contact us directly at the PDC training mailbox or call 303-866-2439.
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For more information about the Statewide Training & Development Center please contact the training office.
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