Exhibit E--Sample Individual Training Plan
CAREER ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
TRAINEE: Betty Spencer
PREVIOUS POSITION: Office Automation Assistant, GS-326-5
ENTRY POSITION: Management Analyst, GS-345-5
TARGET POSITION: Management Analyst, GS-343-7
(This position has a career ladder to GS-12. Additional promotions beyond the target position will follow normal merit promotion procedures.)
PURPOSE OF TRAINING: In furtherance of the USDA Career Enhancement Program, to provide skills and development experiences that will qualify employee for the target position.
TARGET POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: Qualification Standards Operating Manual, GS-343 series
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Three years experience in administrative, technical, or other responsible work which has provided a good general understanding of the management systems of an organization.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE - A total of 1 year specialized experience is required and may be gained as follows:
EMPLOYEE QUALIFICATIONS EVALUATION: Ms. Spencer has experience using WordPerfect and Lotus to prepare a variety of reports in final form. She serves as an expert in the Division on the Advanced features of WordPerfect and provides monthly training to clerical staff. The training program, when completed, will give her the specialized knowledge and skills required by the Qualification Standards Operating Manual for the GS-343 series.
EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO MEET QUALIFICATIONS: One year of specialized.
TRAINING OBJECTIVE: To provide 6 months of accelerated training that will develop the employee's ability to perform as a fully qualified Management Analyst.
INDIVIDUAL TRAINING PLAN: The employee will be rotationally assigned as follows:
During each rotational assignment, the employee will receive specific guidance from a senior specialist. The guidance will pertain to both routine branch operations and special projects as available during the rotation.
As available and appropriate for the current rotational assignment, the employee will be scheduled for the following training:
Comparable courses may be substituted where necessary.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR INDIVIDUAL TRAINING PLAN: The Chief of the Division is responsible for carrying out the systematic training outlined. She will be responsible for Ms. Spencer's direction and guidance during the course of her training plan. She will furnish periodic reports on her training and give final certification of satisfactory completion of the training.
EVALUATION OF TRAINEE'S PROGRESS: Each rotational supervisor will be directly responsible for conducting an evaluation session with the employee at least once during the rotational assignment. Both strengths and weaknesses will be discussed and, where necessary, corrective action taken. This could include additional counseling or training.
GOAL: This Individual Training Plan (ITP) is to help prepare Ms. Spencer to become a fully qualified Management Analyst, and to provide more effective management services to the Division.
DURATION OF THE ITP: The period of training under this ITP will be for 6 months commencing the date of reassignment into the trainee position. The program may be extended for up to 6 additional months in the event of excessive sick leave, annual, or similar non-duty time, or if additional rotational experience is necessary to meet the training.
PARTICIPANT'S RESPONSIBILITY: The participant is responsible for seeing that training listed in the ITP is properly scheduled and completed. Upon completion of a training course or item, it is the participant's responsibility to have the trainer certify completion by signing and dating the ITP.
The participant will submit to the supervisor a report of training items that have been completed.