Mandatory Training for DOI Employees

Department of the Interior employees are subject to regulatory and mandatory training requirements. These requirements will change for individuals based on their job duties or position assignment.

A basic listing of mandatory and regulatory training includes but is not limited to the table below. Other requirements may exist for your specific bureau. Please contact your bureau level training offices or Human Resources office for more information.

Table of mandated training for all employees
Mandated for All Federal Employees DOI Learn Course Title Authority Frequency Responsible DOI Program Office Audience
Ethics Awareness - Agencies must provide new employees with a minimum of one hour of duty time to either review the ethics materials stated in 5 CFR 2638.703 or receive ethics training, within 90 days of their entrance on duty. 
​Agencies are required to provide annual ethics training to employees identified in the regulation, such as political appointees and contracting officers. For more information on ethics awareness, go to http://www.oge.gov/
DEO Annual Ethics Training  OR DEO New Employee Initial Ethics Training 5 CFR 2638.705

Filers: Annually

New Employees: within 90 days

Departmental Ethics Office Financial Disclosure Filers/New Employees
Equal Employment Opportunity – Agencies are, on a continuous basis required to communicate (i.e., through training) to their employees their equal employment opportunity policy and programs. For more information on EEO training, go to http://www.eeoc.gov/   29 CFR 1614.102(a)(4) On a continuous basis  Office of Civil Rights and Bureau EEO Offices All Federal Employees
Federal Information System Security Awareness,Rules of Behavior for Network Access Cyber-Awareness Challenge (FISSA) 2017 5 CFR 930.301 Annually Office of the Chief Information Officer All individuals requiring network access
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 http://www.eeoc.gov/ 2017 EEO, Diversity & Inclusion and No FEAR Act Training 5 CFR 2638.705 On a training cycle of no longer than every 2 years, new employees within 60 days.  (2017) Office of Civil Rights  All Federal Employees
Occupational Health and Safety – Agencies are required to provide appropriate health and safety training to employees, including specialized job safety and health training appropriate to work performed by the employee. Training should inform employees of agencies’ health and safety programs. For more information on occupational health and safety training, go to http://www.osha.gov/dte   29 CFR 1960.59(a) There is no time frame specified.  Office of Occupational Safety & Health  
Performance Management – Agencies are required to communicate (i.e., through formal training) the relevant parts of their performance appraisal system   5 CFR 430.209(c)  There is no time-frame specified in 5 CFR 430.209(c); however, OPM recommends agencies communicate the features and results of agency performance management system annually to employees and their supervisors.  Office of Human Resources All Federal Employees
Plain Writing Act – Agencies are required to provide training in plain writing to agency employees. Agencies should design a plan to determine which employees would benefit the most from this training, as well as provide training to new employees. Senior officials are responsible for overseeing their agency’s implementation of this training to employees, and establish a process for the agency to oversee its ongoing compliance with the Act’s requirements. For more information on plain language training, go to http://www.plainlanguage.gov   Public Law 111-274 The deadline for implementing training agency employees was July 13, 2011, but there is no other specified time frame for this training DOI Plain Language All Federal Employees
Privacy Awareness Training - Agencies must provide training regarding the Privacy Act and related privacy laws, regulations and policies that pertain to the protection of personally identifiable information and provides guidance on the responsibility for handling and safeguarding privacy protected information in the course of performing official duties   Various Privacy Laws and Regulations Immediately, prior to onboarding and annually thereafter. DOI Privacy Office All Federal Employees and Contractors.
Records Management Training – Agencies must provide training on policies, responsibilities, and techniques for the implementation of recordkeeping requirements and the distinction between records and nonrecord materials, regardless of media, including those materials created by individuals using computers to send or receive electronic mail.   36 CFR 1222.20  No specific timeframe  Office of the Chief Information Officer All Federal Employees and Contractors.
Safeguard Against Breach of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) – Agencies must provide training to employees their privacy and security responsibilities before permitting access to agency information and information systems   OMB-07-16; Privacy Act of 1974  Initial training before access to information and systems, thereafter, annually. 

Office of the Chief Information Officer

 

 
U.S. Constitution – Agencies are required to provide new employees with education and training materials concerning the United States Constitution. Note: Employees are not required to take Constitution Day training. Agencies are required annually to provide materials on the Constitution to all employees.  Constitution Day Training Section 111 of Title I, Division J, of the Fiscal Year 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 108-447) Upon entry for new employees and. on September 17th of each year for all employees.     

 

Table of mandated training for specific groups of employees
Mandated for Specific Groups  Authority Frequency DOI Program Office Audience
Initial and Ongoing Supervisory training – Agencies are required to provide training to develop supervisors and managers as part of a comprehensive management succession program 5 U.S.C. 4121 Initial supervisory training within one year of a new supervisor’s appointment; ongoing supervisory training at least once every three years  Office of Human Resources Supervisors
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, Pub. L. 103-353 (USERRA) – Agencies must provide training to human resources personnel on items including rights, benefits, and obligations of members of the uniformed services. For more information on USERRA, go to http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/userra/ 38 U.S.C. 4335 Recommended annually pending final regulation  Office of Human Resources

Supervisors

HR Professionals

Occupational Safety and Health Training for Supervisors – Agencies must provide occupational health and safety training for supervisors focusing on supervisory responsibilities for providing and maintaining safe and healthful working conditions for employees. For more information on occupational health and safety training for supervisors, go to https://www.osha.gov/dte/index.html 29 CFR 1960.55  There is no timeframe specified  Office of Occupational Safety & Health Supervisors
Veteran Employment Training for Federal Hiring Managers – Agencies must provide training to hiring managers concerning veterans’ employment, including training on veterans’ preferences and special authorities for the hiring of veterans.  Executive Order 13518 Annually Veterans Employment Programs Hiring Managers, Supervisors 
Veteran Employment Training for Federal Human Resources Professionals – Agencies must provide training to human resources personnel concerning veterans’ employment, including training on veterans’ preferences and special authorities for the hiring of veterans. There is a free training available on HR University at http://hru.gov/course_catalog.aspx. Executive Order 13518 Annually Veterans Employment Programs HR Professionals
Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training for Supervisors/Managers Civil Treatment for Leaders Once by every Supervisor/Mgr on rolls a/o Oct 1, 2016 OSEOD Supervisors/Mgrs
Drug Free Workplace Training for Supervisors –Agencies must provide supervisory training to assist in identifying and addressing illegal drug use by agency employees Executive Order 12564 There is no timeframe specified   Supervisors
Employment Individuals with Disabilities Training for Federal Human Resources Professionals – Agencies must provide training to human resources personnel on the employment of individuals with disabilities. Executive Order 13548 There is no timeframe specified Office of Civil Rights HR Professionals
Insider Threat Awareness Training – Agencies must provide training to all cleared employees within 30 days of initial employment, entry-on-duty (EOD), or following the granting of access to classified information. The training shall address current and potential threats in the work and personal environment.  Executive Order 13587 National Insider Threat Policy  Within 30 days of initial employment, EOD, or following the granting of access to classified information. Annually thereafter Office of Law Enforcement & Security Employees with Security Clearances
Contract Officer (CO) Training (NonDoD) – Employees in the GS-1102 series must have a Federal acquisition certification. Note: The GS-1102 federal acquisition certification is not mandatory for all GS- 1102s. However, members of the workforce issued new CO warrants on or after January 1, 2007, regardless of GS series, must be certified at an appropriate level to support their warrant obligations. New CO warrants are defined as warrants issued to employees for the first time at a department or agency. This requirement does not apply to senior level officials responsible for delegating procurement authority or those whose warrants are generally used to procure emergency. goods and services. Department of Defense COs follow Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) (10 U.S.C. §§ 1741-46). Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. § 414(b)(6)), sections 37(g)(1) and (g)(3) of the OFPP Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. §§ 433(g)(1) and (3)), White House Policy Letter 05-01; OMB 06-01 Initial certification; GS-1102s, including all warranted Contracting Officers regardless of series, shall earn 80 continuous learning points every two years to maintain the GS- 1102 federal acquisition certification Office of Acquisition & Property Management 1102 Series with Warrants
Contract Technical Representative (COTR) or Contract Officer Representative (COR) – Agencies must provide initial and refresher training to employees serving in a COTR or COR role.  September 6, 2011 OFPP Memorandum: Revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification for CORs (FAC-COR); White House Policy Letter 05-01 Initial training before serving as COTR or COR; thereafter, agencies are encouraged to require, at a minimum, 40 continuous learning points every two years Office of Acquisition & Property Management Employees with COR/COTR responsibilities
Prohibited Personnel Practices and Whistleblower Training for Supervisors and Manaers 5 U.S.C. 2302(c) 15 June 2017 and Every 3 years thereafter by Sept 30 Office of Human Resources and Bureau HR Offices Supervisors/Mgrs
Purchase Card Training – Agencies must provide training to employees who use purchase cards and purchase card managers EO 12931; Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 13.201(b), OMB Circular A- 123 Appendix B When receiving the purchase card and minimum every three years  Office of Acquisition & Property Management Purchase Cardholders and their Managers
Travel Card Training – Agencies must provide training to employees who receive a travel card 41 CFR Chapters 301 - 304  When receiving the travel card and then minimum every three years  Office of Acquisition & Property Management Employees with Travel cards
Telework Training for Employees – Agencies must provide interactive training to eligible employees Telework Enhancement Act (PL 111-292)  No specified timeframe Office of Human Resources Employee who wish to telework
Telework Training for Supervisors – Agencies must provide interactive training to supervisors and managers who supervise eligible employees for telework. Telework Enhancement Act (PL 111-292)  No specified timeframe Office of Human Resources Supervisors of telework employees
Classified National Security Information – Agencies that originate or handle classified information must provide security education and training to its employees.  Executive Order 13526 No specified timeframe Office of Law Enforcement & Security  
Transit Benefit Integrity Training

Executive Order 13150

Annually Transit Benefit Subsidy Program Employees who wish to receive transit benefit entitlements
Last updated 5/8/2017