ACTEDS training is divided into three broad categories: Universal
(technical or supervisory track); Security Competitive Professional
Development; and Investigative Competitive Professional Development.
Universal training is training available to all employees who have similar
duties and responsibilities whereas Security and Investigative Competitive
Professional Development training is only for selected employees (based
on qualifications and/or potential) to develop skills/knowledge for
positions within the Army which will require greater responsibility.
Competitive professional training opportunities are reflected in Appendix
H with "**" annotation.

     a.  Universal training is further divided into the following
three categories as provided in AR 690-400, Employees Performance and
Utilization, Chapter 410:

	 (1)  Mandatory Priority I training is training that provides
competencies an employee must have for acceptable performance of his/her
duties. Training courses offering these competencies are, by definition,
mission essential and must be successfully completed. Courses are usually
linked to acquisition of certain credentials/certification or mandated
by higher authority (law, OPM, DoD, etc.). Courses may also be mandated
by the DCSPER, HQDA, as an ACTEDS leader development core course.

	 (2)  Mandatory Priority II training provides competencies
an employee should have for effective performance of competencies which
would directly affect the quality of mission accomplishment.

	 (3)  Recommended (Priority III) training is training which
provides competencies that would improve or enhance an employee's knowledge,
skills or abilities. Deferment of this training would not have an adverse
affect on the mission or the employee's ability to perform the job.

	 (4)  All appropriate training, other than that funded by
ACTEDS, must be funded by the local command. ACTEDS training funds are
authorized for:

	     (a) Interns;

	     (b) Leadership Development;

	     (c) Senior Service Colleges and Fellowship Programs;

	     (d) Career Program Wide Competitive Programs;

	     (e) Selected Professional Seminars; and

	     (f) Selected Competitive Professional Short-Term Training

     b.  The competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities) identified
in Appendix D (0080) and Appendix E (1811) represent the universal
competencies which every employee should possess. Supplementary
technical competencies and accompanying training courses relating to
the requirements of specific specialties or positions (i.e., education
courses for instructors, surety program courses for surety positions,
etc.) may be separately determined by MACOM CPMs or by local supervisors
as assisted by ACPMs. Supervisors will exercise good judgement in
requiring supplementary training and in identifying the need for
further supplementation, modification or exception to the MTP.
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