Original Date: 07/10/2006
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Information : Automated Individual Development Program
The Automated Individual Development Program is a Web-based tool developed to provide a synergistic link to Tobyhanna Army Depot’s Technical Development Division to ensure that employees receive skills enhancement training that correlates with the needs of the depot.
The Automated Individual Development Program (A-IDP) was developed to ensure that all Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD) employees are able to receive adequate training to maintain their current jobs and to prepare for future assignments and to create a vehicle for the analysis, planning, and evaluation measurements of an overall employee training program. The A-IDP functions to provide employees training choices relevant to their occupations in three categories of courses offerings that include:: Army Civilian Training Education System – All courses prescribed by career program ladders and acquisition and technology workforce requirements (government schools)
Mission – Technical courses necessary for the organization to achieve state-of-the-art expertise and align with the organization’s strategic plan
Professional office skills – Courses that offer the basic essentials needed for successful performance in a work setting (e.g., office automation, team work, leadership, supervision, and communication skills). Filters are applied to each course title in the database, limiting what employees see based on their grade, supervisory level, career program, and organization.
The A-IDP was implemented in October 2004 as mandated by the Communications Electronics Life Cycle Management Command, TYAD’s major command organization. It was initiated to provide not only an automated input system but to provide a synergistic link to the Technical Development Division (TDD). After supervisors determine their employees’ training needs, employees can create a relevant IDP within minutes, selecting up to eight courses that can be taken during four fiscal years. Employees can print their IDPs if training documentation is required.
The A-IDP system also provides metrics to directorate training coordinators that show organizational training costs and training costs per employee through the generation of organizational funding reports. Employee reports can also be generated that list A-IDP submission by organization, employees who have or have not logged into the A-IDP, and employees who have or do not have an IDP. These metrics constitute valuable data for the TDD as well as the training coordinators who can view and monitor an employee’s IDP. Course reports can be generated that show course requests and course costs. Course completion reports can also be accessed through the A-IDP system, which has improved a formerly labor-intensive manual system that did not adequately address the training necessary to maintain an effective and productive workforce at TYAD.
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