I am writing to request your permission to research the potential benefits of cross training employees within our organization. There is always a need for increased work production within the organization, while at no extra cost to the company. During these financially-stressed times, today is no different. Finding a way to accomplish this, while minimizing costs is of the utmost concern. Duel-certifications through the utilization of a cross training process should be explored as an alternative to hiring new employees. Employees are often faced with manning shortfalls and gaps in rotations. One way to consider eliminating constraints is to cross train employees in multiple jobs to fill voids.