Human Capital

AO Seeking Training Procurement Guidance

Administrative Officers (AOs) are critical to our success in procuring training, as well as a central hub of information for the supervisors and employees in your office. Knowing the right way to get the job done is so important and we’re here to help make training related items on your list as smooth and as simple as possible. For urgent questions, please contact the USGS Training Officer.


► Training Procurement 
Do we need an SF-182? What about market research? How do we find the training we need? Find the answers to these and other questions about training procurement. Click the link above to fill out a form and get immediate feedback on how to move forward in the training procurement process.

► Training Policy
When you need to know the most up to date policy on training and development, look here. This page contains links to OPM, DOI, and USGS policies so you can find the information you need.

► HT 401 – Mandatory Training for International Travel
All USGS employees, contractors, and volunteers traveling internationally on official business must complete the High Threat Security Overseas Seminar (HT 401) hosted by the US Department of State, Foreign Service Institute (FSI). Click here to download a tip sheet for your employees on how to register for this training. Click here to download a partially completed SF182 for registration.


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