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Employee and Career Development

The Office of Employee Development (OED) serves the educational, informational, training, and development needs of the USGS employees.

OED provides a wide variety of scientific and technical, professional, managerial, and administrative development opportunities. Instructor-led classes are supported at the Denver Learning Center in Denver, Colorado, and other USGS office locations across the nation. OED also offers live streaming of classes for remote attendees of scientific and technical classes. We invite you to let us know about any science, technical, business, and leadership development needs throughout the bureau.



Igniting excellence in science by developing engaged people, high performing teams and a best place to work.



Support the integrity of USGS Science by developing individuals, groups, and the Bureau by fostering a learning focused organization that promotes:

→ Leadership-centered principles

→ Science and technical theory and skills

→ Interdisciplinary decision making

→ Building successful teams

OED partners and collaborates with USGS managers to address organizational needs through the design and delivery of developmental activities and programs for all employees.


Strategic Goals

The primary strategic goals of OED are to enhance the scientific and technical skills of the USGS workforce and foster visionary leadership and management professionalism. This is accomplished through a variety of creative programs, performance support processes, and other cost-effective means. OED is also a part of the Bureau's Human Capital (HC) Enterprise. The intent of the HC Enterprise is to facilitate, coordinate, and integrate capabilities to best support the people, operations, customers, and programs of the USGS.


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