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Safety and Occupational Health Management (CP-12)
Army Civilian Training, Education & Development Systems (ACTEDS) funds have been allocated to the CP-12 Functional Chief's Representative for the purpose of training and developing the Army's Safety and Occupational Health Management Program (CP-12) emphasizes functional training, core competencies, leadership development, credentialing and professionalizing the career program systemically.
Competitive Professional Development (CPD) funds for CP-12 careerists must equitably support 25 job series across the CP and must be prioritized based on criticality of training and needs of commands to ultimately support readiness. Thus, the Functional Chief Representative (FCR) and the Career Program Planning Board (CPPB) distribute funds to provide educational and training programs for the maximum number of qualified applicants and yield the greatest benefit to the Army.
ACTEDS funding is in accordance with ACTEDS funding strategy and funds are always subject to availability set forth by HQDA, G 3/5/7.
Competitive Selection Procedures
CP-12 careerists who have career status and are in a permanent competitive appointment are eligible to apply for CP-12 ACTEDS funds.
- All CP-12 careerists must be registered in Army Career Tracker (ACT) and have an Individual Development Plan (IDP) in accordance with AR 350-1.
- GoArmyEd is the exclusive venue for submitting training requests (SF182s) in support of training, materials and travel supporting the careerist’s professional development when using ACTEDS funding. After supervisor approval, the FCR reviews requests and final approval is granted at G357 TRV. Careerists should plan ahead to ensure the requested training is listed in their IDP, the supervisor supports, the training vendor is registered in GoArmyEd the submission takes place at least 45 days prior to the start date of training.
- SF182s may NOT be approved or funded retroactively and CP-12 does not reimburse for training that has already occurred. If an employee attends a training event prior to receiving official approval, to include fund citation, he/she will be responsible for all associated training costs.
- Group training requests (local or regional requests for groups of students) must be coordinated with the Career Program Manager/Career Program Proponency Office.
- ACTEDS can fund preparatory training leading to certification or licensure but cannot be used to pay for the actual certification or licensure. Training that incidentally results in certification or licensure is permitted.
- A Continued Service Agreement (CSA) may be required for any full-time, continuous training in government facilities in excess of 120 calendar days or non-government facilities in excess of 80 hours. When a CSA is required, the careerist must agree in writing to continue in Army Civilian service for a period equal to at least three times the length of the training program or course (e.g., if the approved training is 10 months, the employee is obligated to continue in DA or DOD service for 30 months upon completion of training). GoArmyEd will include the CSA agreement as part of the automated application process.
- Salary and personal benefits are the responsibility of the command and cannot be funded by CP-12.
- CP-12 is unable to authorize ACTEDS funds for rental cars, travel in/around the TDY site, local mileage or EXCESS baggage. Additionally, CP-12 does not fund travel associated with University or College courses or Academic Degree Training (ADT).
Army Civilians will use GoArmyEd.com (https://www.goarmyed.com) to process ACTEDS training applications and SF 182 Authorizations. Foreign Nationals will be processed by the CP-12 Proponency Office until these individuals are fully migrated into GAE.
Army Career Tracker (ACT)
Army Career Tracker (ACT) is the Army’s one stop portal for career development to include career planning, maintaining training records, IDP development and careerist/supervisor/career program manager engagement. ACT is populated with multiple education and training resources to include competencies by grade and job series. Additionally, users can explore requirements for vertical or lateral career broadening opportunities.
ACT allows the user to:
- • Identify training activities and requirements based on tailored competency lists, CP management recommendations, career field functional training and career maps and ladders associated with each job series.
- Track individual progress of IDP and career goals.
- View multiple skill and competency career progressions across multiple career maps.
- Search multiple training catalogs and educational resources.
- Assess self-development through dashboards.
- Interact with leaders, subordinates, mentors and mentees.
- Provide a "lifelong learning transcript" that represents the accumulation of all assignment, training, and education accomplishments by the user.
All users must ensure their immediate and second line supervisors are identified in ACT before applying for CPD training in GAE. More information on ACT can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development website https://actnow.army.mil
Developmental assignments provide careerists with a competency-based approach for developing and broadening skills, enhancing experiences, experiential learning and shadowing seasoned leaders. These assignments should foster a deeper understanding of the operational techniques that are necessary to support global and enterprise approaches and positions with significantly higher responsibility. Developmental assignments may be requested at Army and Joint DoD activities. Developmental assignments may include lateral movement to positions where careerists gain additional technical, management, professional skills, knowledge, and abilities to enhance performance and professional competencies. The length of developmental assignments can vary from 2 weeks to 180 days. Locations vary based on requirements.
Training With Industry (TWI)
This training program must be uniquely designed and individually tailored to offer trainees direct private industry experience that will improve the capabilities of the trainees in their working relationships with counterparts in DoD, Federal/State Government, and private industry. The Command and CP-12 Activity Career Program Manager (ACPM) should assist the employee in identifying industries that are appropriate for TWI assignments. Selection is made based on approval of the Commander or designated representative, Activity Career Program Manager (ACPM), and Army CP-12 Proponency Office.
Academic Degree Training (ADT)
Academic Degree Training (ADT) is training or education with the stated objective of obtaining an academic degree from a college, university, or other institution that is accredited by a regional, national, or international accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and listed in its Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs. ADT must be part of a planned, systematic and coordinated program of professional development endorsed by Army that supports organizational objectives and results are measurable in terms of individual and/or organizational performance.
The Department of the Army ADT program is administered as follows:
- • All ADT requests require CP-12 Functional Chief Representative approval.
- Application packets are submitted electronically in GAE and must be submitted well in advance of corresponding registration deadline. Requested academic degree program training must be related to the performance of an employee's official duties.
- The degree-granting institution must be accredited, to include full accreditation for the program of instruction or degree being sought.
- Academic degree Training participants must satisfactorily complete all courses of study. Undergraduate students must maintain a "C" average or better; graduate students must maintain a "B" average or better for all courses completed. Failure to do so may result in repayment to the government of all costs associated with the training course/program (i.e., tuition, books, equipment, tools, fees, etc.).
- Careerists participating in ADT must submit their grades to the CP-12 Proponency Office upon receipt. Failure to submit grades in a timely manner may prevent approval of future classes.
- Employees selected for ADT must agree in writing to continue in DA or DoD service for a period equal to at least three times the length of the training program or course (e.g., if the approved training is 10 months, the employee is obligated to continue in DA or DoD service for 30 months upon completion of training.
- Expenses associated with granting course credit for life experience, school/university acceptance application, and graduation application/conferment fees will be funded by the employee.
- Attendance should be to a college/university within the applicant's commuting area. University training outside the commuting area must be accompanied with strong supporting justification, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. CP-12 does not fund local mileage or travel costs for programs outside the local commuting area.
- Training must develop the employee's competencies or support a gap closure strategy. Job-relatedness alone is not an acceptable justification for training approval.
- Last three most current performance appraisals (TAPES/DPMAP). If three appraisals are not available applicants must include a statement detailing the reason.
- Documentation of Continuing Education System (CES) highest level course (Foundation/Basic/Intermediate/Advanced Course) completed or equivalency document from the Army Management Staff College.
- Resume must list all ACTEDs and government funded training the careerist has received.
Civilian Education System (CES)
The Civilian Education System (CES) is the foundation of the Army's leader development program for all Army Civilians, providing progressive education courses, aligned with grade structure, throughout their careers. CES is centrally funded by the HQDA G-3/5/7 Training Directorate for most permanent Army Civilians, including but not limited to general schedule (GS), non-appropriated fund (NAF), local national (LN) and wage grade (WG) employees. CES leadership courses, or designated equivalent courses, are required for all Army Civilians. Employees should include attendance at the CES course for which they are eligible in their Individual Development Plans (IDP).
Employees are eligible to attend the CES course that is targeted at their grade level. GS-01 through GS-09 employees are eligible to attend the CES Basic Course; GS-10 through GS-12 employees are eligible to attend the CES Intermediate Course; and GS-13 through GS-15 employees are eligible to attend the CES Advanced Course. NOTE: All Army Civilians who were hired after 30 September 2006 are required to take the Foundation Course prior to enrolling in either of the CES courses. More information on CES courses, as well as instructions on how to enroll can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development website at
Senior Enterprise Talent Management
The Senior Enterprise Talent Management (SETM) program, developed collaboratively as a Civilian Workforce Transformation initiative and administered by the Civilian Senior Leader Management Office (CSLMO), Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), is open to GS-14 and GS-15 (or equivalent) employees who wish to apply for participation.
The SETM Program comprises the following four modules:
- The Enterprise Placement Program Program is open to GS-15 or equivalent employees, who apply and are selected as Army Enterprise Employees. Army Enterprise Employees are slated for consideration for placement into positions across the Army that will broaden their skills and prepare them for greater challenges.
- SETM-Temporary Duty is a short-term developmental assignment program for GS-14 to GS-15 or equivalent employees. Participants are temporarily assigned to work on a special command-nominated project as part of a working group or to fill a critical-need detail for a period not to exceed 179 days.
- Senior Service College is open to applicants in grades GS-14 to GS-15 (or equivalent) who compete for allocated seats at the US Army War College or the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Attendance at SSC is designed to expand the participants' knowledge of the national security mission, understanding of complex policy and operational challenges faced by senior DOD and Army officials.
- The Defense Senior Leader Development Program is a two-year program designed to develop the enterprise-wide perspective needed to lead organizations in the joint interagency and multinational environment. This includes attendance at another service's Senior Service College, leadership seminars and a follow-on developmental assignment.
Enterprise Talent Management
Enterprise Talent Management (ETM) program is the means by which the Army prepares its GS-13s and GS-12s (that meet the prerequisites) to gain professional senior-level educational, developmental learning, and experiential opportunities to assume duty positions of greater responsibility across the department.
The ETM Program comprises the following four modules:
- ETM Command and General Staff Officer College This module is designed to expand participants' knowledge of the operational and tactical Army in preparation for the challenges faced in a complex global environment.
- ETM Executive Leader Development Program: A 10-week program covering 10 months of learning and training experiences that require mental and physical agility.
- ETM Temporary Duty: Participants will fill a 90-day or less developmental assignment on a special project as a member of a working group, tiger team or will fill a critical-need detail.
- ETM Shadowing Experience The Shadowing module is designed to provide applicants with up to 20 duty days of structured leadership and shadowing experience with a senior GS-15s or Senior Executive Service civilian.
For more information regarding the The Senior Enterprise Talent Management (SETM) program please visit
CP-12 Point of Contact
- Functional Chief Representative (FCR)/CP-12 Management Branch
U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center,
Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362-5363
Dr. Brenda Miller, Functional Chief Representative
COM 334-255-2959, DSN 558-2959
Tamara Nazario, Proponency Office Director
COM 334-255-0258, DSN 558-0258
Paul Clark, Career Program Specialist
COM 334-255-9528, DSN 558-9528
Cheryl McCray, Intern Manager
COM 334-255-2676 DSN 558-2676
CP-12 Occupational Series Points of Contact
0017 Explosives Safety
James Patton, COM 703-697-1306, DSN 227- 1306
0018 Safety and Occupational Health
Randy Grunow, COM (575) 678-1980
0019 Safety Technician
Pat Welch, COM 334-255-1254, DSN 558-1254
0081 Fire and Emergency Services
Scott DeLay , COM 785-239-4553, DSN 856-4553
0089 Emergency Management
Frank Randon, COM 202-368-6150
0690/0640 Industrial Hygiene
Sandy Parker-Monk, COM 410-436-3161, DSN 584-3161
0803 Safety Engineering
James Patton, COM 703-697-1306, DSN 227- 1306
1306 Health Physics
Gregory Komp, COM 703-697-1194, DSN 227-1194
1815 Air Field Manager and 1825 Aviation Safety
Bruce Irwin, COM 334-255-1866, DSN 558-1866
- Academic Degree Training (ADT) Checklist - Employees requesting DA ACTEDS funds to obtain an academic degree (training or education with the stated objective of getting an academic degree) must provide the information found in the "ADT Checklist" below.
- Career Program ACTEDS Plans - Information about career management training, education, and development is provided in the individual ACTEDS plans. Individual plans may be found using the ACTEDS link below.
- Course Checklist - Employees requesting ACTEDS funds for training-with-industry programs, developmental assignments, short-term training opportunities (120 days for less) and non-academic degree programs must provide the information found in the "Course Checklist" below.