The president should establish mandatory training for agency officials on transparency requirements and policies to ensure better implementation, including specific trainings for employees and contractors with classification authority and responsibility for implementing the framework on Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).
Often, due to lack of training and inadequate guidance, officials and employees making disclosure decisions or classification determinations are not fully aware of all related policies and requirements. In some situations, poorly informed decisions can be corrected through appeals, but these cost time and money to pursue. The government needs to do a better job of getting the decision right the first time. Successful completion of training will be counted as a positive factor for employment, evaluation, and promotion decisions.
- From the 21st Century RTK Agenda