DCIPS replaces CIPMS. Until all references can be updated, both terms may appear and are considered interchangeable.
Supervisors have the primary responsibility to provide access to training and implement Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System (ACTEDS) plans. The most critical responsibilities include: determining, in consultation with careerists, competencies, training, and developmental experiences appropriate for the career area and track needed for career progression and enhancement of both performance and mission accomplishment. This determination will entail establishing individual career development plans, counseling employees on alternatives for obtaining competencies, recording and evaluating progress in annual performance appraisals, and ensuring that training records reflect competency achievements. In addition supervisors should:
- Prioritize and serve as advocates for obtaining identified training and developmental experiences.
- Budget for and request training and developmental experiences both for the competencies required of the specific position, and the competencies mandated by the appropriate ACTEDS plan.
- Consider obtainment of required ACTEDS competencies in personnel actions and certify obtainment when required.
- Release employees to participate in training and developmental assignments.