8 We recommend that the superior of the employee`s first line also sign the CSA. Agencies have the option to include additional signatures in the form, for example. B a second-tier supervisor, a human resources manager, a training manager or the Chief Human Capital Officer. Q. How is the CSA`s commitment set? Has. Section 41 08 (a) (l) of Title 5, United States Code, stipulates that the continuation of operation after the completion of the training is at least three times longer than the duration of the training. For example, if the course were 120 hours, the continuation of the mandatory operation would be at least 360 hours (120 hours out of 3). Three times the duration of the training is the minimum. Agencies have the option of increasing the time required for the service beyond the minimum. 2 The law requires that the worker must agree in writing, prior to training, to work at least three times longer in the federal government.
If the worker voluntarily leaves the federal government before the agreed period of service expires, the Agency has the right to recover the payment. Each agency must develop its own policy for implementing this law. The Agency must indicate in its policy and CSA agreement whether workers are required to reimburse the full costs of training or to pay an amount commensurate with the remaining portion of the CSA. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has received numerous requests for continuation contracts (CSAs). A maintenance agreement (CSA) is an agreement that an employee implements to continue working in exchange for state-subsidized training and training for the government for a predetermined period. The duty of service begins at the end of the training. When the worker voluntarily leaves the public service before entering into the duty of service, he must reimburse the government all or part of the training costs (excluding salary). 6 Q. For which programs/courses can an agency ask a staff member to sign a CSA? A. An agency may require an employee to sign a CSA for all government-funded courses.
Agencies should develop strategies to identify the types of training submitted to a CSA. Training announcements and course descriptions should list CSA requirements to ensure that staff are aware of them. Here are examples of training/course programs that are most often submitted to a CSA: Internal and External Leadership Development Programs SES Applications Development Programs Academic Programs 2 Certification programs or certification Training that lasts more than one week Conferences Other trainings that an agency deems appropriate, Q.