The USGS Office of Organizational and Employee Development (OED) serves the educational, informational, training, and development needs of the USGS and other federal agencies. OED provides a wide variety of science and technical, professional, managerial, and administrative development opportunities. In-person, instructor-led classes are supported at the National Training Center in Denver, Colorado, and other USGS office locations across the nation. The OED also offers several science and technical Distance Learning (DL) opportunities. All learning opportunities are listed in the DOI Learn Catalog. We also address the organizational needs of the USGS by providing consulting and coaching. We invite you to work with us to help identify science, technical, business, and leadership development needs throughout the Bureau.
Igniting excellence in science by developing engaged people, high performing teams and a best place to work.
Support the integrity of USGS Science by developing individuals, groups and the Bureau by fostering a learning focused organization that promotes:
Science and technical theory and skills
Interdisciplinary decision making
Building successful teams
OED partners and collaborates with USGS managers to address organizational needs through the design and delivery of developmental activities and programs for all employees.
OED Strategic Goals
The primary strategic goals of OED are to enhance the scientific and technical skills of the USGS workforce and foster visionary leadership and management professionalism. This is accomplished through a variety of creative programs, performance support processes, and other cost-effective means. The OED is also a part of the Bureau's Human Capital (HC) Enterprise. The intent of the HC Enterprise is to facilitate, coordinate, and integrate capabilities to best support the people, operations, customers, and programs of the USGS.