Career broadening is the ‘purposeful expansion’ of an individual’s capabilities and understanding provided through planned opportunities internal and external to the Department of Defense (DoD) throughout their career. Career broadening happens through experiences and/or education in different organizational cultures and environments and allows individuals to develop skills that will assist them and benefit their agency as they move into increasingly senior roles.
The DoD Broadening Catalog provides information on training, education, and professional development opportunities offered by the DoD Talent Development Office and the Component and Defense Agencies. Email: The Broadening Team
Training, Education and Professional Development (TE&PD) drives organizational efficiency and is the cornerstone of Talent Development. It is DoD policy to invest in civilian human capital as a strategic corporate asset. Through deliberate planning, programming, budgeting, operation, evaluation, and improvement of TE&PD activities civilian employees will develop enhanced competencies and capabilities. This ensures individual and organizational performance, assists in achieving performance objectives, the DoD mission, and maximizes the return on investment to the Department of Defense.
In 2011, the President’s Management Council (PMC) and the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council launched the PMC Interagency Rotation Program to bolster cross-agency exposure for high-potential GS 13-15s (or equivalent). This cost-efficient program provides each participant an interagency rotation assignment to help develop and/or enhance specific leadership competencies identified by both the participant and his/her home supervisor. These competencies align with the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and are outlined in the participant’s Individual Development Plan (IDP). The PMC Interagency Rotation Program enables emerging Federal leaders to expand their leadership competencies, broaden their organizational experiences, and foster networks they can leverage in the future.
Public Private Talent Exchange Program (NDAA 2017)
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, Section 1104, Chapter 81 of title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.), is amended by adding at the end of the following section: § 1599g, the Public-Private Talent Exchange (PPTE). Section 1599g provides that the Secretary of Defense, with the agreement of a private-sector organization and the consent of the employee, arrange for the temporary assignment of an employee to such a private-sector organization, or from such private-sector organization to a DoD organization. The memorandum to implement the PPTE was signed by the Deputy Secretary of Defense and issued on July 19, 2018. The legislation does not provide an expiration date.