CHAPTER 4 PHYSICAL SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT STRUCTURE MASTER TRAINING PLAN 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 Courses. 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.