Human Capital

Mandatory Training by Topic

Administrative   |   EEO   |   Ethics   |   Information Technology   |   Program/Project Management (FAC-P/PM)
Required Training   |   Safety Training   |   Supervisory   |   Teleworking   |   Transportation   |   Policy

All mandatory training is regulated by Departmental Policy.  To seek approval to make a course mandatory complete this form and send it to OED Chief as indicated on the form.  

New Employees, to get credit for previously completed courses click here, Training Reciprocity Request.

 

Administrative

  • Travel or Purchase Charge Card Cardholders
    • All employees who use a Federal Travel or Purchase Charge Card
      • Required initial training with a refresher training every three years
      • Initial Course hours = 1
      • Search DOI Talent Courses for Travel Card Training for Cardholders and Purchase Card Training for Cardholders
      • Jasmine Lynch, jrlynch@usgs.gov 703-648-7486 if you have questions
  • Travel or Purchase Charge Card Approving Officials
    • All supervisors who review/approve Travel or Purchase Charge Card statements
      • Required initial training with a refresher training every three years
      • Initial Course hours = 1
      • Search DOI Talent Courses for Travel Card Training for Approving Officials and Purchase Card Training for Approving Officials
      • Jasmine Lynch, jrlynch@usgs.gov 703-648-7486 if you have questions
  • Fleet Charge Card Cardholders
    • All employees who use a Federal Fleet Charge Card
      • Required initial training with a refresher training every three years
      • Initial Course hours = 1
      • Search DOI Talent Courses for Fleet Card Training for Cardholders
      • Tammy Sigafoose, tsigafoose@usgs.gov 703-648-7321 if you have questions
  • Fleet Charge Card Approving Officials
    • All supervisors who review/approve Fleet Charge Card statements
      • Required initial training with a refresher training every three years
      • Initial Course hours = 1
      • Search DOI Talent Courses for Fleet Card Training for Approving Officials
      • Tammy Sigafoose, tsigafoose@usgs.gov 703-648-7321 if you have questions

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EEO

  • Discrimination and Whistleblowing in the Workplace (No FEAR Act)
    • All employees minus contractors, volunteers, emeritus, etc.
      • Required every 2 years
      • Initial Course hours = 1
      • DOI Talent Program will be automatically assigned, find in your Record of Learning
  • Prohibited Personnel Practices and Whistleblower (PPP) Training
    • All employees minus contractors, volunteers, emeritus, etc.
      • Every 3 years. Required within 6 months of becoming a Supervisor. Seasonal Supervisors and Managers must complete within 1 month of hire.
      • Initial Course hours =30 minutes
      • Search DOI Talent Courses for Prohibited Personnel Practices (PPP) and Whistleblower Protections
  • Anti-Harassment/EEO/Diversity
    • All employees minus contractors, volunteers, emeritus, etc.
      • All Supervisors are required to complete a minimum of 8 hours of EEO-related training including diversity and anti-harassment on an annual basis (fiscal year).
      • All Employees are required to complete a minimum of 4 hours of EEO-related training including diversity and anti-harassment on an annual basis (fiscal year).
      • DOI Talent Program will be automatically assigned, find in your Record of Learning

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Ethics

  • Annual Ethics Training
    • All Employees
      • Annually by calendar year
      • Initial Course hours = 1
      • All USGS employees must receive annual ethics training from an ethics counselor or by completing the USGS annual ethics training course in DOI Talent. Course content will vary somewhat from one calendar year to another, so credit will not be given for completing a prior year's course.  Ethics training provided by the Departmental Ethics Office or other DOI bureaus, while informative, does not meet this USGS training requirement.
      • DOI Talent Program will be automatically assigned, find in your Record of Learning
  • New Employee Initial Ethics Orientation Training
    • All New Employees
      • Within 3 months of appointment as a Federal employee
      • Initial Course hours = 1
      • New Employees must receive New Employee Initial Ethics Orientation Training from an ethics counselor or by completing the current year's USGS annual ethics training course in DOI Talent. This requirement is in addition to the requirement that Human Resources provide new employees with a copy of (or a link to) the Ethics Guide for DOI Employees. New employees are entitled to 1 hour of duty time to review the Ethics Guide for DOI Employees.

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Information Technology

  • Cybersecurity (FISSA), Privacy, Records Management, Section 508 Compliance, Controlled Unclassified Information Reference Guides and the DOI Rules of Behavior (IMT)
    • Required for anyone who uses government computers.
      • Annually by fiscal year
      • DOI Talent Program will be automatically assigned, find in your Record of Learning
  • Role Based Security Training (RBST)
    • IT Employees who are considered to have IT Security Responsibilities. 
      • DOI Talent Program will be automatically assigned, find in your Record of Learning
  • Role Based Privacy Training (RBPT)
    • DOI personnel with significant privacy responsibilities.
      • DOI Talent Program will be automatically assigned, find in your Record of Learning

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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
      • Initial Course hours = 112 minimum hours
      • Continuous Learning Requirement of 80 CLPs must be earned every two (2) years
      • 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.
        https://www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/program-and-project-managers-fac-ppm

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Required Training

  • Scientific Integrity
    • All
      • Dependent on Employees Category (see memo)
      • Initial Course hours = 1 hour
      • Search DOI Talent Courses for Scientific Integrity

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Mandatory Safety Training

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Supervisory

  • Supervisory Training
    • All formal Supervisors (Supervisory Status Code 2 and Code 4 in FPPS)
      • Initial supervisory training is required within 1 year of selection to a supervisory position
      • Initial Course hours = varies
      • USGS supervisory course
      • DOI supervisory courses
        • Supervision Fundamentals (online bundle)
        • Supervision for New Supervisors
        • Supervision for Experienced Supervisors
  • Supervisor Refresher Training
  • Veteran Employment Training for Hiring Managers or 2) Veteran Employment Training for Human Resource Professionals
    • All Supervisors, Managers, and Job Series 201 HR Professionals
      • Yearly (will count towards EEO/Diversity credit)
      • Initial Course hours = 30 Minutes
      • DOI Talent Program will be automatically assigned, find in your Record of Learning
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA)
    • All Supervisors, Managers and Job Series 201 HR Professionals
      • Yearly (will count towards EEO/Diversity credit)
      • Initial Course hours = 1 hours
      • DOI Talent Program will be automatically assigned, find in your Record of Learning

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Teleworking

  • Telework Fundamentals - Employee Training
    • Employees and Supervisors who telework.
      • Required one time, before Telework agreement is signed
      • Initial Course hours = 45 Minutes
      • Search DOI Talent Courses for Telework Fundamentals – Employee Training
  • Telework Fundamentals - Manager Training
    • Any employee who supervises an employee who is eligible to telework.
      • Once
      • Initial Course hours = 30 Minutes
      • Search DOI Talent Courses for Telework Fundamentals – Manager Training

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Transportation

  • Transit Benefit Integrity Training
    • Any employee who wishes to use the benefit and qualifies per the policy must complete this course
      • Yearly
      • Initial Course hours = 1 hour
      • https://www.doi.gov/ofas/support_services/transportation_subsidy_recert  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.
      • Search DOI Talent Courses for 2020 Transit Benefit Integrity Awareness Training
  • Defensive Driving
    • Any  employee, volunteer, emeritus, and contractor including externals operating Govt-owned GSA vehicles or privately owned vehicles regularly as a primary duty on an on-going daily basis, e.g., shuttle bus, field vehicle, or personally owned sedan/truck for field activities, initial and refresher training applies.
      • Every 3 years based on your last completion date
      • Initial Course hours = 4 hours
      • Search DOI Talent Courses for Defensive Driving – USGS Credit

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