5 U.S. Code § 4118 - Regulations

(a) The Office of Personnel Management, after considering the needs and requirements of each agency for training its employees and after consulting with the agencies principally concerned, shall prescribe regulations containing the principles, standards, and related requirements for the programs, and plans thereunder, for the training of employees under this chapter, including requirements for coordination of and reasonable uniformity in the agency training programs and plans. The regulations shall provide for the maintenance of necessary information concerning the general conduct of the training activities of each agency, and such other information as is necessary to enable the President and Congress to discharge effectively their respective duties and responsibilities for supervision, control, and review of these training programs. The regulations also shall cover—
requirements concerning the determination and continuing review by each agency of its training needs and requirements;
the scope and conduct of the agency training programs and plans;
the selection and assignment of employees of each agency for training;
the use in each agency of the services of employees who have undergone training;
the evaluation of the results and effects of the training programs and plans;
the interchange of training information among the agencies;
the submission of reports by the agencies on results and effects of training programs and plans and economies resulting therefrom, including estimates of costs of training;
requirements and limitations necessary with respect to payments and reimbursements in accordance with section 4109 of this title; and
other matters considered appropriate or necessary by the Office to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
The Office, in accordance with this chapter, may revise, supplement, or abolish regulations prescribed under this section, and prescribe additional regulations.
This section does not authorize the Office to prescribe the types and methods of intra-agency training or to regulate the details of intra-agency training programs.

Historical and Revision Notes


U.S. Code

Revised Statutes and

Statutes at Large

5 U.S.C. 2305.

July 7, 1958, Pub. L. 85–507, § 6, 72 Stat. 329.

In subsection (a), the word “appropriate” is omitted as unnecessary. The words “with respect to training by, in, and through Government facilities and non-Government facilities” are omitted as unnecessary.

In subsection (b)(2) and (3), the words “by, in, or through a non-Government facility” are omitted as unnecessary in view of the previous reference in the subsection.

In subsection (c), the words “From time to time” are omitted as unnecessary.

In subsection (d), the prohibition is restated in positive form.

Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.

Editorial Notes

1994—Subsec. (a)(7). Pub. L. 103–226, § 2(a)(9)(A), struck out before semicolon at end “by, in, and through non-Government facilities”.

Subsecs. (b) to (d). Pub. L. 103–226, § 2(a)(9)(B), (C), redesignated subsecs. (c) and (d) as (b) and (c), respectively, and struck out former subsec. (b) which read as follows: “In addition to the matters set forth by subsection (a) of this section, the regulations, concerning training of employees by, in, or through non-Government facilities, shall—

“(1) prescribe general policies governing the selection of a non-Government facility to provide training;

“(2) authorize training of employees only after the head of the agency concerned determines that adequate training for employees by, in, or through a Government facility is not reasonably available, and that consideration has been given to the existing or reasonably foreseeable availability and use of fully trained employees; and

“(3) prohibit training an employee for the purpose of filling a position by promotion if there is in the agency concerned another employee, of equal ability and suitability, fully qualified to fill the position and available at, or within a reasonable distance from, the place where the duties of the position are to be performed.”

1978—Subsecs. (a), (c), (d). Pub. L. 95–454 substituted “Office of Personnel Management” and “Office” for “Civil Service Commission” and “Commission”, respectively, wherever appearing.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–454 effective 90 days after Oct. 13, 1978, see section 907 of Pub. L. 95–454, set out as a note under section 1101 of this title.

Executive Documents
Department of Homeland Security

Exception from provisions of this section of those elements of the Department of Homeland Security that are supervised by the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection through the Department’s Assistant Secretary for Information Analysis, see Ex. Ord. No. 13286, § 86, Feb. 28, 2003, 68 F.R. 10632, set out as a note under section 111 of Title 6, Domestic Security.

Central Intelligence Agency

Exception of Central Intelligence Agency from provisions of this section, see Ex. Ord. No. 10805, Feb. 18, 1959, 24 F.R. 1301, set out as a note under section 4102 of this title.