SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - About 125 newly hired federal employees, some from as far as New Orleans, were in Shepherdstown Monday for a three-day training session to get them acquainted with the U.S. government.
The workers are participating in The Presidential Management Intern Program, created in 1977 by former President Jimmy Carter to identify talented people for upper-level management positions with the government.
The training is taking place in the newly opened Eastern Management Development Center along W.Va. 480. The center, which also houses a Clarion Hotel, was built because a similar training center in Lancaster, Pa., no longer met the government's demands.
Last year, the program was held at a U.S. Postal Service facility in Potomac, Md., said Janice Lachance, director of the Federal Office of Personnel Management.