Equal Employment Opportunity (CP-28)
The CP-28 Competitive Professional Development (CPD) Program is intended to develop an effective and efficient workforce for the Institutional Army. The rigors of Civilian Workforce Transformation (CWT) as a response to constantly changing economic, business processing, and cultural factors compel us to ensure that our workforce is more capable than ever. The offerings in this catalog strongly support individual professional development which enables CP-28 professionals to maximize opportunities for self-improvement and advancement. Thus, the strategy is to better support the Institutional Army by providing opportunities for CP-28 professionals to acquire needed competencies through the acquisition of knowledge and experience. The strategy is influenced significantly by a recent expansion of CP-28 to include two additional job series: 0360, Equal Opportunity Compliance; and 0361, Equal Opportunity Assistance. The program focuses on the overall training and development of all CP-28 careerists (0260, 0360, and 0361).
Competitive Professional Development (CPD) opportunities within the Equal Employment Opportunity Career Program include: Continuing Job-Related Education; Functional Training; and Career Broadening Developmental Assignments. These opportunities are designed to develop a pool of high-potential careerists for positions of leadership or higher responsibility in our career program and challenge existing leaders to reach new levels of professional achievement.
Funding is prioritized each year to put emphasis on competency gap closure through outreach training and web based technical training. Each year the CP-28 Career Program Planning Board (EEO Board of Directors) determines a ratio of funding for each element of our career program.
Any other training of which a careerist is interested in attending, that has been documented in an approved Individual Development Plan (IDP) may be considered for ACTEDS funding on a case-by-case basis.
Eligible EEO and EO professionals at grades GS-05 through GS-15 (or equivalents levels) are eligible to apply for all CP-28 training and professional development opportunities offered.
All nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Application must be made via GoArmyEd and include ALL of the following to be accepted:
Competition for ACTEDS funds is keen; therefore, nominations/funding requests must be submitted not later than seventy (70) days prior to training/course/program start date.
Funding for CP-28 approved training may be limited to tuition/matriculation fees, books, materials, supplies, and other services/facility costs directly related to the training, or travel/per diem. Employee salaries and rental cars are not covered. Competitive application procedures will be published through, course announcements, routine correspondence, and/or the Army Career Tracker Landing Page, https://actnow.army.mil; ACTEDS Catalog, and the Army Civilian Training and Leader Development website located at: http://www.civiliantraining.army.mil/leader/Pages/default.aspx.
NOTE: Unsuccessful completion of any course/training will result in recoupment of associated training costs, to exclude salary and benefits
Selections will be made on a competitive basis with additional weight being applied to, how the nominating activity intends to use the knowledge gained from the training/developmental assignment, and the proposed return on investment to Army.
Short-term training provides careerists with a competency-based approach for developing or broadening individual competencies. Short-term training will be supported when the training is in keeping with the ACTEDS Training Plan or other identified training needs that result in significant benefit to the individual and the organization. These training opportunities are 120 or less calendar days and should be designed to broaden careerists' experience, knowledge and perspective in management and/or operational techniques.
Any training and/or education to which an employee is assigned on a continuous, full-time basis for more than 120 calendar days is considered long-term training. Careerists selected for long-term training will incur a continued service obligation of not less than three (3) times the length of service with the DOD.
Developmental assignments are economical and effective ways to assist CP-28 careerists in building or enhancing their competencies, skills, knowledge, and abilities in the various Equal Employment Opportunity functional areas (i.e., Equal Employment Opportunity Manager, Equal Opportunity Compliance Specialist, and Equal Opportunity Assistant). Developmental assignments will vary in length but are usually 90-120 days in length.
Developmental assignment opportunities occur throughout the year. These training assignments will be announced throughout the CP-28 community Army-wide to give all eligible careerists an opportunity to compete for such assignments. The CP-28 Functional Chief Representative's (FCR) goal is to use various functional and cross-functional developmental assignments to increase multifunctional capabilities within the CP-28 community.
Competitive Professional Development provides a valuable learning experience and competitive edge for future advancement. All degree programs, whether funded by ACTEDS or Commands, must be approved by the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs). Listed below is the criteria for participation in CP-28-funded university training, to include the documents required with each application package:
|Academic Degree Training (ADT)|
Training with industry (TWI) is rarely used. Any requests or submission of potential TWI assignments would be vetted by the CP-28 Civilian Career Management Proponency Office and competitively announced. This assignment should be in keeping with identified organizational needs and the career goals of the nominee.
This MOU will describe what work the trainee will perform and how he/she will be evaluated. The MOU will also include a statement that explains that salary and benefits are paid by the employee's home office with per diem and TDY paid by the FCR. Funding for TWI assignment may be considered only on a case-by-case basis.
CP-28 provides funding support for various local diversity certification and/or inclusion training programs. Post secondary institutions must be located in the U.S. Data Base of Accredited Post-secondary Institutions and Programs. Programs are limited to no more than twelve (12) semester hours. Payment for certification testing/examinations is not covered.
|Competitive Selection Procedures|
Competitive Professional Development (CPD) Program is open to Army Civilians serving in career status appointments, Schedule A excepted appointments without time limitation, or excepted appointments in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS), who have a total of three years of service in an Army Civilian permanent position(s); who have completed the appropriate level of Civilian Education System (CES) training; and any other course/program prerequisites. Nomination packets are reviewed for adherence to requirements, paneled as needed, and approved by the CP-28 Functional Chief Representative. Application must be made via the GoArmyEd process.
|Point of Contact||
Questions/concerns may be addressed to the CP-28 Civilian Career Management Proponency Office Group Mailbox located at:
|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 and sequential education courses throughout their careers. CES is centrally funded by HQDA G-37/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 http://www.civiliantraining.army.mil/Pages/Homepage.aspx
|Army Career Tracker (ACT)|
Army Career Tracker (ACT) is the Army web portal created to change significantly the way training, education and experiential learning support is provided to Army enlisted, officer, civilian, and their leaders/supervisors. Users can search multiple education and training resources, monitor career development and receive advice from their leadership. Additionally, ACT will allow the user to:
More information on ACT can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development website: https://actnow.army.mil .
Army Civilians Corps will use GoArmyEd ( https://www.goarmyed.com) to process on-line training applications and SF 182, Authorization, Agreement and Certification of Training, requests for G-3/7 centrally managed/funded professional development courses.
The schools/vendors vendor must agree to use the GoArmyEd system for submitting invoices and grades to the Army for approved ACTEDS-funded enrollments.
More information on GoArmyEd can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development (CTLD) website: http://www.civiliantraining.army.mil/goarmyed/Pages/default.aspx
The ACTEDS Training Catalog