Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 4740-004

Office of Human Resources Management

Training Officers Consortium


This departmental regulation establishes the mission, membership, roles and responsibilities, operating procedures, and funding principles for the USDA Training Officers Consortium. The Consortium provides enterprise governance for Department-wide non-technical training and employee development goals, strategies, initiatives, and processes. The Consortium is a decision-making body. The Consortium does not usurp the USDA’s Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) or the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) from executing his or her statutory responsibilities. This policy represents agreement among all USDA agencies and offices to collaborate on non-technical training and employee development, and that decisions and projects affecting USDA’s non-technical training and employee development must be endorsed and supported subject to the approval process described herein.