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Training and Development

The mission of the OPM Training and Executive Development Group is to design policy and programs to ensure the Government's learning and development efforts support strategic human capital investments in Leadership, Knowledge and Talent Management. We do this through the:

  • Development of policy frameworks and flexibilities to establish Government-wide systems to support effective learning and development programs in the agencies, particularly leadership development programs for managers and executives;
  • Promulgation of flexible policies and strategic Government-wide advice and guidance to implement systems to support employee learning and development and leadership employee engagement strategies.

We also provide technical advice on complex Governmentwide HRD issues to help Federal agencies develop and implement their management programs with desired mission results. 

The primary training statute and regulations are: 

The following are links to various other relevant laws and policy documents:

Public Law (PL)

Executive Orders

OMB Budget and Procurement Guidance

The Training and Executive Development Listserv is designed to facilitate the discussion and sharing of  training information. To join the Listserv, please go to the LEG-POL subscription web page and provide your name and email address.

Continuous investment in training and development is essential for improving the performance of the Federal Workforce and enhancing the services provided by the Federal Government. We are constantly learning and improving, please check this site frequently for additions and updates.

If you have any questions regarding training policy or executive development, you can contact the Training and Executive Development Group by sending an email to HRDLeadership@opm.gov.

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