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Download Form OSA18, also known as the Individual Development Plan or IDP. This form is used by the employer and raters to assist in administering the Federal Training Program. It will assist in process of continual improvement.

How To Fill-In

Step 1 – To begin, at the top right of the first page:

  • IDP Year (place the year of the IDP in the first block)
  • In the block below the IDP year, check either “initial IDP” or “Revised IDP
  • Read the Privacy Act and paragraph below to understand more of what the IDP is about

Step 2 – Section A – Employee Information – Complete blocks 1 through 10 as follows:

  • 1. Name (Last, First, MI format)
  • 2. Series/Grade
  • 3. Organization
  • 4. Position Title
  • 5. Mentor Name/Organization (should it apply)
  • 6. Short Term (1 Year) Career Development Goals – Complete the block by filling in your goals you would like to achieve over the next 12 months
  • 7. Long Term (3 Year) Career Development Goals – Complete the block by filling in the goals you would like to achieve over the next 3 years
  • 8. Employee Signature – once you have completed the blocks as stated above, read the agreement block and proceed to
  • block 8. to provide your signature.
  • 9. Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
  • 10. Remarks

Step 3 – The following blocks are for the Authorizing Official to read and complete:

  • 11. Type Name Of Authorizing Official (annual rater) –  Authorizing Official will read the information in block 11. and proceed to type or print name in block 12.
  • 13. Signature (of authorizing official)
  • 14. Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
  • 15. Remarks –  Authorizing Official would type or write any remarks.

Step 4 – Page 2. Begin by filling in the following

  • Name
  • Series/Grade
  • Organization
  • Proceed to Section B

Step 5 – Section B – Training Needs- Complete all rows of blocks to establish course requirements:

  • Course Code
  • Course Title – Source And Location
  • Priority
  • Estimated Travel
  • Estimated Tuition
  • Hours
  • Date Planned
  • Priority Training
  • Read the next block to understand priority

Step 6 – Section C – Developmental Objectives And Planned Activities – Complete rows in section C:

  • Developmental Objectives (knowledge, skills and abilities (please provide a priority number 1,2 or 3)
  • Planned Developmental Activities
  • Date Planned (yyyy/mm/dd format)

Step 7 – Section D – Degree Information – Provide the following information:

  • Degree Type (Bachelor, Masters, etc.)
  • Major Area Of Study
  • School
  • Date Of Completion (yyyy/mm/dd format)

Step 8 – Section E – Certifications And Memberships (C/M) – In the event a C/M is not renewed, fill in the C/M and date of cancellation:

  • C/M Type (MCSE, CCNA, CCIE, ASTD, etc)
  • Date Received (yyyy/mm/dd format)
  • State
  • Date Cancelled (yyyy/mm/dd format)