Private citizens [see 42 Comp. Gen. 783 (1963)] can be admitted to government training if:
- the training will be of benefit to the government;
- attendance is incidental to the necessary and authorized training of government employees; and
- the tuition fee covering that person's attendance is deposited in the Treasury (31 U.S.C 3302(b) (2003) as miscellaneous receipts.
State and Local Employees [see Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970, 42 U. S. C. 4742 (2003)] can be admitted to government training programs and payments for the training may be accepted. They may also enter into intergovernmental exchange programs covering movement to and from State and local governments, nonprofit organizations, and academia for developmental purposes.
Volunteers may only be trained in procedures and/or systems that are unique to their assigned agency and essential to conducting assigned responsibilities. Training in these areas is usually part of a volunteer's orientation into the organization.