7 Training and Development

7 Training and Development

710 Overview

711 Policy, Goals, Objectives, and Categories

711.1 General Policy

711.2 Purpose and Goals

711.3 Objectives

711.4 Categories of Training and Development

712 Training Compensation Guidelines

712.1 General

712.2 FLSA Considerations

713 Selection

713.1 Equal Opportunity Policies

713.2 Selection Considerations

713.3 Assignment After Training

714 Training Delivery

714.1 General

714.2 Postal Training Delivery

714.3 Nonpostal Training Delivery

715 Postal Training Systems

715.1 Explanation

715.2 Postal Orientation

715.3 Craft Skills Training

715.4 Technical Maintenance Training

715.5 Management and Professional Training

715.6 Inspection Service Training

716 Expenses

716.1 Travel

716.2 Facilities

716.3 Tuition, Fees, Books, and Supplies

716.4 Injury Compensation

717 Nonpostal Personnel Participation in Postal Training

720 Training and Development Responsibilities and Functions

721 Organizational Responsibilities and Functions

721.1 Headquarters

721.2 Areas

721.3 Districts

721.4 Supervisors and Managers

721.5 Employees

722 Postal Employee Development Centers — Organization and Operations

722.1 Purpose

722.2 PEDC Network Operating Procedures

730 Training Procedures

731 Nomination and Registration

732 Training Records and Reports

732.1 Individual Training Records

732.2 Training Tracking System

740 Non-Postal Training Policy

741 Background

741.1 Introduction

741.2 General Payment Policies

742 General Procedures

742.1 Request and Approval

742.2 eBuy Approval Process

742.3 Payment

742.4 Documentation

743 Eligibility for the Funding of Non-Postal Training, Including College or University Courses, Degree Programs, Certification Programs, and Executive Development Programs — Non-bargaining Employees

743.1 Roles and Responsibilities

743.2 Non-Postal Training Application Form

743.3 Minimum Grade Requirement

743.4 Continued Service Agreement and Certification

743.5 Reporting Requirements

744 Special Factors

744.1 Failure to Enroll in or Complete Approved Training

744.2 Double Payment

744.3 Contribution or Award

750 Professional Associations

751 Definition

751.1 Purpose

751.2 Membership

751.3 Exclusions

752 Policy

753 Payment of Membership Dues or Fees

753.1 Individual Memberships

753.2 Institutional Membership

753.3 Procurement of Memberships

753.4 Periodicals

754 Attendance at Meetings and Conferences

754.1 Authorization

754.2 Full or Partial Attendance

754.3 Leave for Other Employees

754.4 Selection for Attendance

754.5 Payment of Expenses

754.6 Approval of Registration Fees