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Federally Mandated Training

Federally Mandated Training

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)

 Mandatory Training for all Federal Employees Legal Citation  Frequency 
 No FEAR Act – Agencies are
required to develop training on
the rights and remedies applicable
to agency employees regarding
antidiscrimination laws and
whistleblower protection laws.
For more information on No Fear
Act training, go to
 5 CFR 724.203  On a training cycle of
no longer than every 2

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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.

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