Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO-Training)
The Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) Learning Office oversees employee learning, development, and training programs to support mission readiness. The focus of the Learning Office is to ensure standardized processes, application of best practices, transparency in training programs, equitable opportunity for employees, and compliance with NOAA, Department of Commerce (DOC) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance across OMAO. The OMAO Chief Learning Officer (CLO)/Learning Office is located at National Weather Service Training Center (NWSTC) in Kansas City, MO as part of a NOAA agreement to share resources and mutually support common training. The OMAO Learning Office is responsible for the development and implementation of OMAO learning policy; and the management and maintenance of OMAO’s LMS and training portal (a Google Site), and providing leadership training to staff. The agreement to share resources includes use of common techniques, hardware and software systems by both line offices, and collaboration on joint use projects.