722 Postal Employee Development Centers — Organization and Operations

722.1 Purpose

Postal Employee Development Centers (PEDCs) are field units, located in districts, that provide area-wide training and development support services on a continuing basis for all Postal Service employees. The primary mission of the PEDCs is to contribute to and foster improved employee job performance. The PEDCs also provide guidance to help employees pursue career and self-development goals.

722.2 PEDC Network Operating Procedures

722.21 Geographic Area of Responsibility

A PEDC’s geographic area of responsibility consists of all Postal Service facilities in a performance cluster, as determined by the Manager, Human Resources (District).

Managers, Human Resources, ensure that all field Postal Service facilities within a geographic area are the responsibility of a specific PEDC. This includes Postal Service facilities with unique purposes, such as Headquarters field units.

Each PEDC must ensure that all employees within its geographic area of responsibility receive required training and developmental opportunities.

722.22 PEDC Reporting Relationships

PEDC reporting relationships are as follows:

  1. One area staff member serves as a liaison with headquarters staff for the Manager, Learning Development & Diversity (MLDD). This staff member interacts periodically with ERM staff.
  2. The MLDD reports functionally and administratively to the Manager, Human Resources (District).
  3. The Human Resources specialist assigned to the training function at the district level reports functionally and administratively to the MLDD.
722.23 Facilities

The following guidelines apply to allocation of facility space for PEDCs:

  1. Managers, Human Resources (District), are authorized to establish and abolish PEDCs and to determine the number and location of PEDCs within their districts.
  2. Changes in the PEDC network must be communicated to Headquarters so that records and distribution lists can be revised in a timely manner.
  3. Handbook AS-504, Space Requirements, specifies the space allocations for PEDC activities.
  4. Districts may establish space for training on an as-required basis at non-PEDC sites. This policy provides space to satisfy intermittent, small-scale training requirements when it is not cost effective to conduct training in a PEDC office.
722.24 Reviews

Periodic reviews of PEDCs may take place. Members of the review team will be selected by Area or District leadership.