DoD Managerial and Supervisory (M&S) Training Program

Section 412.202 of Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and section 1113 of Public Law 111-84, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (NDAA 2010), require the Department of Defense (DoD) to establish programs to provide training for managers and supervisors within one year of initial appointment to a supervisory position and at least once every three years thereafter. Additionally, NDAA 2010 requires mentoring of new supervisors by experienced supervisors. Find Mentoring resources here

2019 DoD M&S Learning and Evaluation Framework

DoD Components, Agencies and Field Activities (“Components”) are required to develop, evaluate and report on training programs and ensure civilian and military managers and supervisors of DoD civilian employees complete all training in compliance with the Framework. Components are also urged to develop holistic training, education and professional development programs, and foster a culture of support for managers and supervisors. The 2019 Framework requirements target the performance of skills unique to the roles and responsibilities of the manager and supervisor.


The primary references for the 2019 Framework are listed below. This is not an an all-inclusive list. For more detailed information, please consult your servicing legal or human resources offices.

  1. Title 5 CFR, Section 412.202. Systematic training and development of supervisors, managers, and executives.
  2. Public Law 111-84, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Section 1113. Supervisory training and development requirements.
  3. Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2301. Merit systems principles.
  4. 5 U.S.C. Section 2302. Prohibited Personnel Practices.
  5. 5 U.S.C. Section 3321. Competitive Service Probationary Period.
  6. 5 CFR § 315.901-909 implements requirements found in 5 U.S.C. Section 3321.
  7. Title 5 U.S.C. § 4101(4), Training.
  8. OPM, General Schedule Supervisory Guide, HRCD-5 June 1998, April 1998. See definitions of managerial and supervisory positions and organizational definitions.
  9. OPM, Federal Wage System Job Grading Standard for Supervisors, TS-66 December 1992.
  10. DoDI 1400.25, Volume 1407, “DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Non-Appropriated Fund Classification,” January 6, 2012.
  11. DoDI 1400.25, Volume 2007, “DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Occupational Structure,” April 17, 2012.
  12. The Guide to Data Standards, Part A: Human Resources, November 15, 2014, page A-505. DoD Framework applies to:
    • Supervisory Status Code 2 - Supervisor or Manager
    • Supervisory Status Code 4 - Supervisor (CSRA – Civil Service Reform Act)

Frequently Asked Questions

Examples of Outcome-Based Key Performance Indicators

Other DoD Learning Resources for Managers and Supervisors

DoD Hiring Managers Toolkit
DoD Mentoring Resource Portal
Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI)
DEOMI Human Relations Toolkit
Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) - Training
Defense Acquisition University – Training
DoD Joint Knowledge On-line (JKO) (CAC)

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