From Government Executive | January 11, 2013
Nearly 40 percent of government employees said they planned to attend fewer training events and industry trade shows in fiscal 2013 than they did last year, according to a new poll from a market research firm.
Twenty-seven percent of respondents expected to attend about the same number of events as they did in fiscal 2012, while 5 percent anticipated participating in more events this fiscal year. The poll, conducted by Virginia-based firm Market Connections, included about 400 respondents. Federal employees cited budget and travel restrictions as the major reasons for the expected decrease in attendance this year.