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Page Revision: 8/31/2012 10:33:39 AM


Federally Mandated Training

The Telework Enhancement Act of 2010

generally requires agencies to provide interactive telework training to eligible employees and their managers and requires employees to complete the training prior to signing a telework agreement.  OPM developed training modules to meet this requirement.  

The training modules are available on HRU and on OPM's telework website.

Federally Mandated Training for Federal Employees

Federally Mandated Training, as defined on the Standard Form (SF) 182 Authorization,
Agreement and Certification of Training, is “mandatory training for all employees
Governmentwide”, or in some cases, groups of employees across Federal agencies and departments. “This includes training mandated by Executive order, Federal statute, or regulation such as computer security awareness (5 CFR 930.301-305), ethics (5 CFR 2638.703 and 704), and training for managers and supervisors (5 CFR 412.202).” Below
is a chart listing mandatory training for Federal employees. The legal citation is
referenced for each topic.
Note: If contractors use Government computers, they must complete agency-sponsored
IT Security Awareness training. Other Federally mandated training courses are voluntary
for contractors unless there is language in their contracts that requires them to complete
these courses (5 CFR 930.301(1). Please see the “Training of Contractors” section of this
handbook for more information.
Listed below are two types of Federally Mandated training:
? Mandatory Training for all Federal Employees
? Mandatory Training for specific groups of employees (e.g., supervisors)

OPM recognizes most agencies have their own required training. Unlike Federally
mandated training, this type of training is not mandated by Federal statute for all Federal
employees. Agency Required Training as defined on the SF 182 is “required by the
agency and provided to Federal employees to achieve the goals and objectives of the
Agency as needed.” Employees should contact their agency human resource office to
determine which training is required for their particular agency.

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