Parks and Recreation Serves as a Model Department for Ensuring Employee Training
Parks Safety staff, left to right, Debra Frankle, Toni Peyton,
and Daniel Alterwein
The Parks and Recreation Department has become a model agency to help ensure all Parks staff fulfills mandatory training requirements. The Parks’ Safety Section, consisting of Toni Peyton, Daniel Alterwein and Debra Frankle, worked to create a training calendar and tracking system for all Parks training, including mandatory training and Division and Safety Section training. As an example of the program’s success, SUNsational Service® training has now been completed by more than 98 percent of Parks staff.
Mary Noe, human resources officer at Parks, asked the team for additional goals as well:
- become proficient in Pathlore
- work with Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) to enhance Pathlore to allow for Parks registrations to be linked to the Learning Center
- enlarge the program of training in the field for Safety and Division training courses
Frankle also took on the task of developing a system of updating mandatory training records and bringing these records up to date. Alterwein took on the responsibility of maintaining records for FEMA and NIMS course completions.
The system of monitoring mandatory training has greatly increased compliance by Parks staff. Frankle has developed a monitoring spreadsheet, which is updated regularly. Managers can view it to determine which employees need to complete required training. To help ensure accuracy in the program, the team worked closely with Ruth Myles in the Human Resources Division, Learning and Organizational Development Section, and Matt Constantine in ETS to analyze and compare completion reports.