Career Development Center (IDP Plans)
Welcome to the Federal Employees Career Development Center. This site assists federal
government civil service employees to design realistic Individual
Development Plans (IDPs). Federal employees have numerous and
attractive career development and upward mobility
opportunities available to them.
|If you dream of promotions with higher pay, you can turn your
dreams into reality and be one of the tens of thousands of federal employees
that are promoted or obtain higher level government jobs each year.
What separates those who want to improve and progress in
their careers from those who actually achieve success? The fact is that
it’s not enough to dream about promotions, great new jobs, and higher pay,
have to plan a course of action to achieve those goals. The factors that will
determine whether or not you succeed are motivation, personal initiative, and
taking the steps (ACTIONS) necessary to make your dreams come true.
IDP plans will help you achieve your goals.
This site and the NEW second edition of
Take Charge of Your Federal Career
and The Book of
U.S. Government Jobs, provide abundant resources to develop your IDP
plans, locate realistic job opportunities, explore agencies, and complete a
comprehensive federal resume and application that will attract the attention
of selecting officials.
Available at local bookstores or
ORDER Online through Amazon.com
|A good reason to prepare an
IDP, especially for federal employee's that are in their mid to late
careers, is to increase their high three average salary for retirement.
A promotion can significantly increase your retirement annuity. This is
also a good time to start planning your retirement so you and your
family will understand what you will have to live on, when you will be
eligible, and the best time for you to leave. Visit
and CSRS retirement planning
guidance. You can also
request a "FREE
Personal Retirement Benefit's Summary"
from a retirement specialist that will
assist you with your retirement plans.
If you’re not satisfied with your current job or if you’ve been bypassed for
a promotion, don’t despair, help is out there if you know where to look. You have
many options and career paths to pursue in the federal sector. Even if you lack
the required education or experience there are ways to obtain skills needed to
reach your career goals. This site offers
FREE downloadable planning forms, and directs you to valuable resources to
help you set goals and design an IDP plan that will get you to where you want to be.
I took advantage of numerous evening and distance learning college courses
during my 35 years of government service to enhance my promotion potential. My
last position, before I retired in 2005, was the Greater Pittsburgh
International Airport's air traffic control tower manager for technical
operations. There are many more attractive distance learning options available