Defense Information Systems Agency/National Communication System (DISA/NCS)
DISA/NCS uses mandatory IDPs to help build a highly competent workforce that can excel in a complex, rapidly changing environment. The process is self-directed. The individual starts the process by assessing his or her current abilities and comparing them with the required competencies. Next, the individual identifies developmental strategies. The individual then completes the IDP document and solicits the manager's help in implementing the IDP activities.
Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA)
HCFA requires an IDP whenever there is a newly hired employee or if an individual assumes a new position. HCFA provides assistance in developing these plans through its Career Resource Center.
Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistical Services (NASS)
NASS uses IDPs as part of its overall plan to develop qualified staff to fill highly technical and specialized positions critical to the organization. Each individual starts with a generic IDP that prescribes the basic elements needed to achieve a GS-12 grade level. The generic IDP also lists the developmental activities that meet the IDP goals and conform with the agency goals and staffing needs.
Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program
The PMI Program is a Government-wide career development program for entry-level personnel. Following the 3-year internship, PMI participants are expected to be fully qualified for selection into targeted permanent positions. IDPs are required for all PMI participants. The IDPs document the precise experiences or training needed for the targeted positions along with the overall administrative competencies (e.g., budget and personnel management) expected of all PMIs.