A priority must be specified for all types of formal training. Training that is not prioritized may not be conducted. Criteria for determining the appropriate priority to assign training requests follows:
- PRIORITY I
- Training that is typically a condition of employment, must be successfully completed within a specified time period, and meets one or more of the following criteria:
- Employee must have for acceptable performance.
- Training is essential for mission accomplishment.
- Training is mandated by higher authority (law or Department of Defense) or is required for certification, health or safety reasons.
- Training is mandated by the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) as an Army Civlian Training, Education and Development System (ACTEDS) leader development core course.
- Intern training is essential and functional.
- PRIORITY II
- Training must be needed for effective performance and to improve the quality of mission accomplishment. It is recommended that training mandated or specified in an approved training plan for enhancement of performance resulting in the improvement in the quality of mission accomplishment should be completed within a specified time period.
- PRIORITY III
- This training is recommended for all individuals to improve or enhance knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) needed on the job.
These priorities should be used for all training, to include ACTEDS Universal and Competitive Development training, as well as occupational and functional skill training. Universal training provides standardized KSAs across an occupational area to all individuals who have similar duties and responsibilities. Competitive Professional Development (CPD) training and professional developmental opportunities for which individuals are competitively selected usually are Priority II or III.
Central Table 486 in Field Army Civilian Personnel System (ACPERS) Defense Civilian Personnel Data System (DCPDS) identifies the source of the decision to schedule training.