Equal Employment Opportunity (CP-28)
The Competitive Professional Development (CPD) Program within Career Program 28 (CP-28) is intended to develop an effective and efficient workforce for the Institutional Army. The rigors of Civilian Workforce Transformation (CWT) as a response to constantly changing economic, business processing, and cultural factors compel us to ensure that our workforce is more capable than ever. The offerings in this catalog strongly support individual professional development which enables CP-28 professionals to maximize opportunities for self-improvement and advancement. Thus, the strategy is to better support the Institutional Army by providing opportunities for CP-28 professionals to acquire needed competencies through the acquisition of knowledge and experience. The strategy is influenced significantly by a recent expansion of CP-28 to include two additional job series: 0360, Equal Opportunity Compliance; and 0361, Equal Opportunity Assistance. The program focuses on training and development.
EEO and EO professionals at grades GS 5 through 15 or equivalents are eligible to apply for professional development opportunities described below. Nomination forms for all assignments must be completed and forwarded to the FCR through the chain of command to be considered. Competition for funds is keen; therefore, submit nominations indicating your preferred assignment as early as possible.
|Training-With-Industry (TWI)||CP-28 professionals may choose a corporation anywhere in CONUS for a two to three month assignment. The TWI assignment must offer exposure in such areas as equal employment opportunity, civil rights, workforce diversity or employee relations in order to broaden their EEO experience. Start dates are negotiable.|
|Certification||Diversity Management Certification Training is provided by Cornell University's Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) Conference Center, 16 East 34th Street, New York, NY. This training consists of 12 days of onsite classroom education spread over roughly a two-month period. It involves three separate TDY trips. The seven courses in this syllabus cover applicable major topics, to include the Law of Equal Employment Opportunity, hiring and acquisition of a culturally diverse workforce, and retention of these employees through creation of a workplace environment that highly values the strength brought to the organization by a diverse workforce. Costs include tuition and TDY; costs do not include employee salaries or rental cars. Competitive application procedures will be published through routine correspondence and on the Army Career Tracker Landing Page, https://actnow.army.mil.|
|Competitive Selection Procedures||Nominations will be reviewed for adherence to the above requirements. A panel appointed by the Functional Chief Representative for Career Program 28 will make final selection.|
|Point of Contact||
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army
|Civilian Education System (CES)|
The Civilian Education System (CES) is the foundation of the Army's leader development program for all Army Civilians, providing progressive and sequential education courses throughout their careers. CES is centrally funded by HQDA G-37/Training Directorate for most permanent Army Civilians, including but not limited to general schedule (GS), non-appropriated fund (NAF), local national (LN) and wage grade (WG) employees. CES leadership courses, or designated equivalent courses, are required for all Army Civilians. Employees should include attendance at the CES course for which they are eligible in their Individual Development Plans (IDP).
Employees are eligible to attend the CES course that is targeted at their grade level. GS-01 through GS-09 employees are eligible to attend the CES Basic Course; GS-10 through GS-12 employees are eligible to attend the CES Intermediate Course; and GS-13 through GS-15 employees are eligible to attend the CES Advanced Course. NOTE: All Army Civilians who were hired after 30 September 2006 are required to take the Foundation Course prior to enrolling in either of the CES courses.
More information on CES courses, as well as instructions on how to enroll can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development website at http://www.civiliantraining.army.mil/Pages/Homepage.aspx
The ACTEDS Training Catalog