The NPS Fundamentals program, which is sponsored by the Workforce Management Learning and Development Office, is designed for all new permanent employees to develop an overall foundational understanding of the agency and its workforce, leadership, and values.
The program includes both residential and online courses, which are to be completed within the first two years of service as a permanent employee. The two residential courses include a weeklong course in Washington, D.C. and a two-weeklong course in Grand Canyon, Arizona, both of which require official travel and use of a government charge card. Before and between the residential courses are required online components that require the use of a computer and work time to complete. Travel is covered by the NPS Fundamentals Program.
For more information on the program, go to www.nps.gov/training/fund.