Talent Development - Policy

Talent Development provides the full range of program management and policy development. We clarify laws and government-wide regulations for Training, Education, and Professional Development for the DoD civilian workforce.

Talent Development writes training, education, and professional development policy and guidance related to programs in our portfolio to include DOD Issuances, Memoranda, and Program Guidance. Where and when applicable, Talent Development responds to Congressional, Office of Management and Budget, and Office of Personnel Management inquiries and provides information on a myriad of training-related topics

The following Laws, Policies, Issuances, and Guidance documents fall within the Talent Development portfolio.



  • DoDD 1020.02E, “Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity in DOD,” Incorporating Change 1, Effective November 29, 2016

  • DoDD 1400.35, “Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS),” Incorporating Change 1, September 1, 2009

  • DoDD 1403.03, “The Career Lifecycle Management of the Senior Executive Service Leaders within the Department of Defense,” October 25, 2007

  • DoDD 5124.02, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)),” June 23, 2008

  • DoDD 5143.01, “Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)),” October 24, 2014, Incorporating Change 1, Effective April 22, 2015

  • DoDD 5145.01, “General Counsel of the Department of Defense,” December 2, 2013, Incorporating Change 2, Effective January 30, 2015


Talent Development Instructions:
  • DoDI 1400.25, “DOD Civilian Personnel Management System,” December 3, 1996
  • DoDI 1400.25, Volume 410, “DOD Civilian Personnel Management System: Training, Education, and Professional Development,” September 25, 2013
  • DoDI 1430.16, “Growing Civilian Leaders,” November 19, 2009

Other Instructions related to Talent Development:
  • DoDI 1322.06, “Fellowships, Legislative Fellowships, Internships, Scholarships, Training-With-Industry (TWI), and Grants Provided to DOD or DOD Personnel for Education and Training,” November 12, 2016
  • DoDI 1430.02, “Civilian Career Management,” April 6, 2006


Policy Related Memoranda related to Civilian Training and Education:


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