All supervisors are required to receive training within one year of their initial appointment, as well as refresher training to all supervisors and managers at least every three years (5 CFR 412.202). This requirement can be satisfied by the New Supervisors Development Program (NSDP), a suite of in-person/virtual and online courses designed to give new supervisors the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their jobs during their probationary period. You are required to complete this mandatory training in order to prepare you for your new position, regardless of whether or not you attended supervisory training at another agency. This course fulfills that requirement except for the 4 hours of EEO training that must be completed independently.
Required: Supervisory Skills Workshop (SSW) – Virtual OR In-person (on hold)
This workshop is for new supervisors with the designation of a 2 or 4 as their supervisory status in the Federal Personnel Payroll System (FPPS) (or in box 43 on your SF50). Unfortunately, at this time, seasonals, details, and temporary promotions are not eligible for SSW. Please contact your Employee Development Officer (EDO) to get signed up for this workshop (see below).
Required: Seven (7) Online Courses in DOI Talent
These online courses are available to anyone who has access to DOI Talent. New supervisors with the designation of a 2 or 4 as their supervisory status in the Federal Personnel Payroll System (FPPS) are required to complete all of these courses.
- The Role of the Supervisor
- Merit System Principles
- Supervisory Ethics
- Managing Employee Performance
- Conduct & Performance Based Actions
- Pay and Leave for Supervisors
- Supervisory Safety Skills
Optional: Supervisory Essentials
This four (4) hour introductory class is an overview of the core definitions, concepts and skills needed for supervision in the NPS and sets learners up to create a culture of leadership with their staff. This course is available to anyone who has access to DOI Talent. To learn more and sign-up, please self-enroll in DOI Talent.
How Do I Find My Employee Development Officer?
If you do not know who your regional EDO is, review your region’s CLP page as shown.