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Aviation Safety: FAA's Office of Aviation Safety Should Take Additional Actions to Ensure Its Workforce Has Needed Skills

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Aviation Safety The Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety should assess organization-wide gaps in identified critical competencies for the Office of Aviation Safety's inspector and engineer workforces on a recurring basis. (Recommendation 1)
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In September 2022, FAA's Office of Aviation Safety (AVS) provided information on its efforts to identify technical competencies that its engineer and inspector workforces need to carry out their jobs. Within AVS, the Aircraft Certification Service anticipates completing the identification of technical competencies for its employees by spring 2023, and the Flight Standards Services does not yet have an estimated completion date for identifying competencies for its employees. AVS has not yet taken steps to identify the competencies that its inspector and engineer workforces possess, which is a

Aviation Safety The Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety should assess training curricula for the Office of Aviation Safety's inspector and engineer workforces on a recurring basis to ensure that training courses as a whole align with critical competencies needed to address agency mission and goals. (Recommendation 2)
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In July 2022, GAO contacted FAA to determine if the agency had made any progress in implementing this recommendation. GAO is awaiting FAA's response and will update the status of this recommendation accordingly.

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