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Federal Managerial Training Framework (Interactive)

The framework outlines mandatory training, recommended training, as well as leadership competencies and human resources technical knowledge needed to succeed as a manager. Your proficiency level in each competency should increase and align with your career progression from an aspiring leader/team leader through an experienced manager. For example, strategic thinking is critical for both a new supervisor and a senior manager; however, the senior manager would be expected to demonstrate higher proficiency for this competency. For more information, view OPM’s Proficiency Levels for Leadership Competencies.

How to Use the Interactive Managerial Training Framework:

Select a topic to view a list of available courses you can complete. Please note only the topics in blue font contain links to available courses.

New Manager
First Year

Critical Transition*

Leadership Competencies

Arrow from New Manager First Year block to Experienced Manager block. Arrow is labeled 'Critical Transition*'
Arrow from Experienced Manager block to Senior Manager block. Arrow is labeled 'Critical Transition*'

Senior Manager

Leadership Competencies

Critical Transition*
Arrow starting in Aspiring Leader Team Leader block, passing through New Supervisor First 3 Months block, and ending in New Supervisor First Year block. Arrow is labeled 'Critical Transition*'

Mandatory Training

Mandatory Training

For ALL Employees

  • No FEAR Act
  • Ethics Awareness
  • IT Security Awareness
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Performance Management
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Plain Writing Act
  • Safeguard Against Breach of PII

For Supervisors, Managers, and SES


*5 CFR part 412 requires agencies to provide training when employees make critical career transitions. 5 CFR part 412 also requires supervisors to complete refresher training at least once every three years on specific topics.
**The Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 requires managers and supervisors of teleworkers to participate in telework training.
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