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Federal Supervisory Training Framework (Interactive)

The framework outlines mandatory training and recommended competency development for aspiring leaders, team leaders, and new supervisors. It also includes overarching topics encompassing critical HR-related technical knowledge represented as subheadings. 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, conflict management is critical for both an aspiring leader/team leader and a new supervisor; however, the new supervisor 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 Supervisory 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.

Aspiring Leader
Team Leader

Fundamental Competencies

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New Supervisor
First 3 Months

Critical Transition*
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Critical Transition*
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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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