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Training and Development Policy

Training Policy Handbook

Assignment to Training

An employee assigned to training during normal duties is considered on duty for the period of the training and no charge is made to leave.

Even though the employee pays for the training, no charge is made to leave if the training is authorized to meet a performance improvement need. Employees may pay for their own training, because training law allows agencies and employees to share the costs of authorized training (Title 5 USC §4109(a)).