Installation Management (CP-29)
Training opportunities are designed to provide competency development of Army Civilian employees within the three broad based career tracts within the Installation Management Career Program (CP-29). Programs identified in this document include formal classroom and on-the-job developmental assignments that align with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Army Human Capital Strategic Plans and are substantiated in our ACTEDS Plan. This document provides a clear intent to focus on growing technically proficient and capable specialists and leaders. Many of the programs described in this document are designed to develop the competencies of Army Civilians from multiple functional disciplines in preparation for increasingly progressive roles and responsibilities in support of the management of Army installations.
Note: ACTEDS funding does not cover training costs for employees assigned to Non-Appropriated Funded (NAF) positions for CP-29 sponsored development at this time. If selected, NAF organizations will be responsible for training and travel costs.
The CP-29 Installation Manager Career Track is open to all Army Civilians GS-07s and above (and equivalent) assigned to an Army permanent position unless otherwise stated. All opportunities are competitive; all applicants must have three (3) years of permanent, full time employment as a Department of the Army (DA) civilian at the time of application. Selections will be determined by the FCR for CP-29.
The CP-29 Installation Support Career (Non-Trade and Labor) Track will be open to CP-29 Army Civilians in series:
(Grades to be determined)
0301, 0303, 0340, 0030, 0060, 0187, 0188, 0189, 1051, 1054, 1056, 1144, 1630, and 1699.
The CP-29 Installation Support Career (Trade and Labor) Track will be open to CP-29 Army Civilians in WG/WL/WS and equivalent positions
(Grades to be determined)
2801, 2805, 2810, 3501, 3502, 3566, 3601, 3602, 3603, 3604, 3605, 3610, 3808, 3869, 4101, 4102, 4104,
4201, 4204, 4206, 4401, 4402, 4417, 4601, 4604, 4605, 4607, 4742, 4754, 4819, 5001, 5003, 5026, 5042
Commands will not be reimbursed for salaries and personal benefits for training participants or costs incurred through temporary backfill of the vacated position.
ACTEDS Funding is IAW with ACTEDS Funding Strategy and funds are always subject to availability, set forth by HQDA, G-3/5/7. Note: ACTEDS funding does not cover training costs for employees assigned to Non-Appropriated Funded (NAF) positions for CP-29 sponsored development at this time. If selected, NAF organizations will be responsible for training and travel costs.
For application or program information contact the CP-29 POC found at the end of this section
Developmental assignments are primarily at the Installation Management Command (IMCOM); Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM); Assistant Secretary of Army for Installation, and Environment & Energy (ASAIEE) and may also include assignments at Joint and various DoD activities; Interagency; private industry and civic community offices. These developmental opportunities are up to one year in length, but to better meet the staffing needs of Army activities, short-term (120 calendar days or less) training assignments will be considered. Careerists are encouraged to consider developmental-job-swaps with other Installation Management careerists; however, job-swaps are not a requirement for participation. The purpose of this training is to broaden careerists' core and critical competencies, and operational techniques that provide a global and enterprise approach for positions of significantly higher responsibility.
Developmental assignment opportunities will be announced through targeted Army Career Program channels.
Developmental Assignment Opportunities
- Open to GS-7 through GS-13 and equivalent employees (FWS grades to be determined).
- Installation Management Command (IMCOM) announced developmental training opportunities for installation manager
and installation support competency development. Assignment length will be 2 to 12 months. Careerists with specific interests
are encouraged to notify the Career Program POC. Start-up dates for these assignments are flexible and the number of assignments
may vary depending upon the number of applicants and organizational needs. Applications will be accepted throughout the year
Training opportunities are announced annually.
- Eligibility: GS-07 (or equivalent) and above
IMCOM Centralized Mentoring Program (HCMP)
- HCMP is a one year competitive, structured, formal, centrally-funded, and managed program that targets GS-11/12/13 or NAF equivalent employees who are interested in being mentored through a centralized program. Selected mentees will be matched with senior leader mentors. Senior-leader volunteers at the GS-14/15 or Military/NAF equivalent are solicited to serve as mentors or senior mentors for the program.
- HCMP selects mentee/ mentor pairs annually. The program enhances employees' professional and career development, promotes opportunities for professional success, and encourages succession planning.
CP-29 ACTEDS Intern Development Program
- The ACTEDS Intern program for Grades GS-5 through GS-11: The Career Intern Program is competitive, and designed to prepare employees in various occupations for subsequent advancement in professional, administrative, and technological career fields. Intern graduates form the feeder group for future leaders in Army's professional occupations.
- Interns enter the program at the GS-5 and GS-7 levels as permanent full-time employees. Interns receive career/career-conditional appointments in the competitive service. DA interns reside on HQDA student detachment spaces for the first 24 months. Upon graduation from the program, interns are placed on mission rolls in journey level GS-9 target GS-11 positions.
- Individuals selected for HQDA Intern positions (i.e., funded by HQDA - not the local organization) will be required to sign a mobility agreement. The mobility agreement commits the Army to providing training and permanent placement upon graduation. In turn, the intern commits to Army-wide geographical availability in order to receive the optimal training and permanent placement opportunities deemed at the time to be in the best interests of the Army.
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Private Industry Developmental Assignments
Short Term Training (STT)
- Length of Program:
Training of 120 calendar days or less.
Programs include training and courses conducted at Army, other DoD activities and Federal agencies, symposiums, workshops and seminars providing
professional training for installation management leadership and installation support development programs, and other training opportunities
and courses identified. Attendance at seminars and workshops must be for the purpose of training and not to participate in annual organizational
meetings. The purpose is to broaden careerists' core and critical competencies and operational techniques for a global environment.
- The applicant must be accepted for the training, or be otherwise eligible to attend the course, prior to submission of the application.
If attending a seminar, workshop, or civilian sponsored training, the applicant must include the description of the training, the
training outline, what benefits (competencies) will be received from the training, and the expected return-on-investment (ROI) for the Army.
Specific course information and application process is under development.
An undergraduate level program open to GS-11s and above and exceptional GS-9s (non-interns) assigned to a CP-29 permanent position
unless otherwise stated. All opportunities are competitive; all applicants must have three (3) years of permanent, full time employment
as a DA civilian at the time of application. Curriculum guidelines are under development. Courses will be approved prior to attendance.
Funding, under an approved "Degree Program" will be programmed within a three (3) year period from start to completion.
Funding for specific courses is on a case by case basis. ACTEDS Funds cover tuition both for full-time and part-time study.
Funding is not authorized for books, per diem or travel. Supervisory approval is required prior to any program start and continuance.
Applicants must have met admissions criteria as determined by the University
Academic Degree Training (ADT) Graduate Level
- Purpose: This opportunity has been extended so that those wishing to continue with graduate studies; however,
undergraduate studies have priority for funding purposes.
Funding will be programmed within a two (2) year period from start to completion. Funding will be provided for tuition for both for full-time
and part-time study. Funding is not authorized for books, per diem or travel. Supervisory approval is required prior to any program start.
- Applicants must have met admissions criteria as determined by the University.
Point of Contact
Career Programs Representative can be reached at: |
Phone: (210) 466-0472/
Physical address for application information and submission of application packages to:
HQ IMCOM, G-1,
CIV PER Division,
ATTN: Ms. Donna Shields, CWT/CP-29
Bldg 2261, 2405 Gun Shed Road,
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-1223
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
- Academic Degree Training (ADT) Checklist - Employees requesting DA ACTEDS funds to obtain an academic degree (training or education with the stated objective of getting an academic degree) must provide the information found in the "ADT Checklist" below.
- Career Program ACTEDS Plans - Information about career management training, education, and development is provided in the individual ACTEDS plans. Individual plans may be found using the ACTEDS link below.
- Course Checklist - Employees requesting ACTEDS funds for training-with-industry programs, developmental assignments, short-term training opportunities (120 days for less) and non-academic degree programs must provide the information found in the "Course Checklist" below.