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HR Training on Demand: Spring 2018 Courses!

February 14, 2018

HR Training on Demand: Spring 2018 Courses!

The Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Human Resources Solutions' (HRS) HR Training on Demand (HRToD) program has added new Spring courses to the calendar!

Our courses are specifically designed for HR professionals and supervisors throughout the Federal Government. To register for any of these courses, please email

Seats are limited, so sign up soon!

Delegated Examining Certification Feb 27-March 1 Washington, DC
Dealing with Poor Performers Mar 13 Washington, DC
Communicate Like a Pro Mar 14 Washington, DC
Veterans Preference Mar 27 Washington, DC
Classification Refresher April 30-May 2 Washington, DC

Delegated Examining Certification

February 27-March 1, 2018 | 8:30am – 4:00pm | Washington, DC


This 3-day training equips participants with the knowledge and skill required to perform competitive examining. This training is a must for anyone conducting delegated examining (DE) work. An experienced HR instructor guides participants through the DE process, rules, and regulations through lecture, hands-on exercise, and case studies. Federal staff and contractors can attend this class. Learn more about the Delegated Examining Certification training.

Dealing with Poor Performers: From Counseling to Taking Action

March 13, 2018| 8:30am – 12:00pm | Washington, DC


Addressing poor performance can seem like an uphill battle, or worse, a losing battle. This course guides supervisors on the steps required before taking action on poor performance. The instructor will also offer guidance on improving communication, providing early counseling, and providing an opportunity for improvement. Finally, the course differentiates between the two authorities used for performance-based actions (5 CFR Part 432 and Part 752) when performance continues to decline. Participants will receive practical checklists for each step in the process to ensure actions will be sustained. Learn more about the Dealing with Poor Performers training.

Communicate Like a Pro: Performance and Developmental Feedback

March 14, 2018 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Washington, DC


This 1-day course provides an overview of how to conduct effective performance and developmental discussions with employees. The instructor will share examples of effective discussion tactics and guide participants on how to structure different types of performance and developmental discussions. Participants will also engage in an interactive role-play exercise, based on real world scenarios, to practice conducting feedback discussions. Learn more about the Communicate Like a Pro: Performance and Developmental Feedback training.

Veterans Preference

March 27, 2018 | 8:30am – 4:00pm | Washington, DC


This 1-day workshop on adjudicating veterans’ preference will ensure that your HR Specialists have a firm understanding of why preference is given; how to identify when preference applies; the different types of preference; when to accept late applications from preference eligibles; and how to determine which wars, campaigns, and expeditions qualify for preference. This workshop will make your HR Specialists more efficient and accurate in adjudicating veterans’ preference. For more information, contact

Classification Refresher

April 30-May 2, 2018| 9:00am – 4:00pm | Washington, DC


In this 3-day refresher course, a federal classification expert will discuss current topics in basic and advanced classification (e.g., the Factor Evaluation Standard and narrative standard formats, defensible evaluation statements, statements of difference, and classifying developmental and supervisory positions). The instructor will review commonly appealed classification decisions, discuss position management issues, and provide an update from OPM's Classification Policy Section. This is an intermediate-level training. Previous classification training or experience is required. For more information, please email

To register for any of these courses, please email

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