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Mandatory Training by Topic (excluding safety training)

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Mandatory Course Topic Employee Group Deadline Date (if available) Course Required Every Courses (WBT: web-based training, TBA: to be announced) Initial Course hours Refresher/Updates
Contracting Officer (CO) Employees holding a CO appointment (COA)   Dependent on COA level Dependant on COA level See web site
Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) Employees appointed COR in writing   Every 2 years 40 hrs. 40 hours every 2 years
Charge Card Users All employees who use a Federal Bankcard   Once

Charge Card Support Center at: 303-969-5588 if you have questions.
2 hrs. n/a
Charge Card Approving Officials All supervisors who review/approve charge card statements.   Once and:

Charge Card Support Center at: 303-969-5588 if you have questions.
2 hrs. n/a
Charge Card Approving Official Refresher Training All employees who use a Federal Bankcard   Every 3 years 1 hr. Every 3 years
Managing for Diversity Supervisors/Managers   4 hours Annually by FY An Internal link is available to a list of courses that meet "Diversity" requirements. Varies for different courses n/a
See this link for DOI LEARN Diversity Training Opportunities:
Discrimination and Whistleblowing in the Workplace (No Fear Act) All employees minus contractors, volunteers, emeritus, etc   Every 2 years 1 hr. Every 2 years.
EEO for Supervisors/Managers Supervisors/Managers   4 hours Annually each FY An Internal link is available to a list of courses that meet the "EEO" requirements. Varies for different courses n/a
See this link for DOI LEARN EEO Training Opportunities:
Annual Ethics Training for financial disclosure report filers Employees who file financial disclosure reports  OGE Form 278 and OGE Form 450. Filing criteria found in 5 CFR 2634.202 and 5 CFR 2634.904.   Annually by calendar year Personnel required to receive annual ethics training (financial disclosure report filers) receive an e-mail containing the current year's annual training course from the Ethics Office in October or November. 1 hr. n/a
See this link for DOI LEARN Ethics Training Opportunities:
Information Technology (IT)
Federal Information System Security Awareness & Records Management & Privacy Act Training (FISSA+) Required for anyone who uses government computers. If not found in your "Access My Required Learning" area in DOI LEARN, you must self-register for it through the Course Catalog. 4/1/2015 Yearly 90 mins. Every year
Role Based (Specialized)
IT Security Training (RBST)
IT Employees who are considered to have IT Security Responsibilities. for more information. 5/8/2015 Yearly Varies Every year
Program/Project Management (FAC-P/PM)
Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) Employees responsible for managing major capital investment projects   Position Specific Acquisition (including COTR training) 24 hrs, Project Management 24 hrs, Interpersonal/Leadership Skills 16 hrs, Government-Specific Skills 24 hrs, Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and Cost Estimating 24 hrs. to maintain the FAC-P/PM Certification.
112 minimum hours Continuous Learning Requirement of 80 CLPs must be earned every two (2) years
Required Training
Scientific Integrity All Initially 12/15/15 Dependent on Employees Category (see memo)
1 hour  
Supervisory Training All formal Supervisors (Supervisory Status Code 2 and Code 4 in FPPS)   Required within first year of supervisory position USGS supervisory course:
Supervisory Challenge Class

Supervision Fundamentals (online bundle)
Supervision for New Supervisors
Supervision for Experienced Supervisors
40 hrs. first year
1) Veteran Employment Training for Hiring Managers or 2) Veteran Employment Training for Human Resource Professionals All Supervisors, Managers, and Job Series 201 HR Professionals
2/16/2015 Yearly 30 mins. Every year
Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA) All Supervisors, Managers and Job Series 201 HR Professionals 2/16/2015 Yearly 1 hr. Every year
Telework 101 for Employees Employees and Supervisors who telework.   Required one time, before Telework agreement is signed This course should be taken in DOI LEARN per OPM, not from 30 mins. n/a
Telework 101 for Managers Any employee who supervises an employee who is eligible to telework.   Once 1 hr.  
Transit Benefit Integrity Training Any employee who wishes to use the benefit and qualifies per the policy must complete this course.   Yearly

Please access the internal USGS Transit Subsidy Program webpage to view the upcoming training dates and times at If you are a government employee or a non-contractor student looking to apply for Transit Subsidy Benefit Program, please visit the internal USGS Transit Subsidy link.
1 hr.  
Defensive Driving

Any employee, volunteer, emeritus, and contractor including externals operating Govt-owned GSA vehicles.

  Every 3 years based on your last completion date and enter a BOAC passcode which you get from your fleet person or Regional GSA Rep. If you drive a Govt. vehicle not owned by GSA, you need to seek out other alternatives at this time. We will update this site if/when DOI provides an alternative method. 5 hrs.  

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