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Frequently Asked Questions Training

Can I carry over funds from one fiscal year to the next to pay for training?

Yes, Comptroller General Decisions B-233243, B-213141- O.M., and B-321296 determined that agencies may use current fiscal year’s funds to pay for training in the next fiscal year, if the training is deemed a bona fide need. In order to classify as a bona fide need, the training must meet the following requirements:

  1. The training provider requires the agency to register during the expiring fiscal year;
  2. There is only one date offered; and
  3. The time between registration and the training is not excessive.

For more information on carrying over fiscal year funds, go to p. 27 of the Training Policy Handbook.

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