ACTEDS Funding Strategy

Resources to support centrally-funded training (intern and competitive professional development) are allocated and distributed from the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASA(M&RA)) Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System (ACTEDS) account to Army Commands or other appropriate headquarters/activities during quarterly funding distribution cycles.

Salary and Benefits Funding is generally limited to interns on ACTEDS rolls. For long-term training participants, reimbursement of salary and benefits is limited to the actual increased cost to the command for the backfill (e.g., temporary promotion) of a position temporarily vacated by a long-term training participant.

Travel, Transportation, and Per Diem Funding allocations are determined and authorized in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR), Vol. II (JTR, Vol. II).

  • Local Training. The participant may be authorized reimbursement for mileage in accordance with the appropriate rate, for the distance that exceeds the employee’s commuting distance to the regular place of work and return, along with necessary parking fees and tolls.
  • Travel to Training Facilities Outside the Participant’s Commuting Area. The training participant is authorized one trip to and from the training site and full per diem for TDY during that trip. (Mileage reimbursement and per diem is limited to constructive cost of common carrier transportation and related per diem as determined in the JTR, Vol. II.)

  • Per Diem vs. Partial Permanent Change of Station (PCS). An employee attending training located outside his/her permanent duty station for more than 30 calendar days is eligible to receive TDY allowances not to exceed 55% of the maximum per diem rates for the training location, or transportation for dependents and household goods to and from the training location. Such moves do not include per diem for dependents; non-temporary storage; real estate or unexpired lease expenses; or, miscellaneous expenses (JTR, Vol. II, C4502, C4561). Cost comparisons will be used to determine which method for expense reimbursement is less costly to the Government.
  • Temporary Change of Station (TCS). Employees assigned to training under the general Training Authority of the Government Employees Training Act (GETA) (Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 4109) are ineligible for TCS entitlements (JTR Vol. II, C4111). However, a professional development or long-term training assignment which meets TCS criteria, and is authorized under other authorities, such as Title 10, DAWIA (Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act), or Public Law, may use the TCS provision, subject to funding availability and approval.
  • Expenses NOT Authorized from ACTEDS Resources:

    • Rental cars

    • Local travel expenses in and around the training site.

Tuition may be paid in full at the beginning of the training period when consistent with fiscal year guidelines and the distribution of funds.

Supplies. Funding covers the cost of books. Purchase of computer or other equipment is not authorized.

Detailed instructions pertaining to the current fiscal year ACTEDS program are available in The ACTEDS Training Catalog.

Please contact the Human Resource Development (HRD) advisor at your local Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) for additional information and instructions.

Content last reviewed: 3/20/2007-DLS