Who Should Attend
FTI is designed for public sector employees, including educational and military personnel, in team leader, supervisor, manager or senior executive level positions, and professional administrative and technical personnel who are in various stages of their careers. This program is also designed for those interested in engaging in a career development plan that prepares the individual to meet the challenges of the new workplace environment.
Attendance Justification Statement
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is a non-profit employee advocacy, training and education professional development organization that executes a preeminent annual Federal Training Institute (FTI). The FTI is a recognized leader in developing the values and competencies that are the foundation of public service, transcending individual professions and missions.
FTI provides low cost/high benefit quality individual career development planning that meets federal agency requirements as reflected in the newly designed programs in and outside government. Attendees benefit from the recommended career path, designed to establish them as competitive candidates for selection to upper level managerial and senior executive candidate positions. The instruction and mentoring offered prepares FTI participants to meet the challenges of a changing workplace and to recognize, appreciate and embrace a leadership role consistent with the essential elements required to become part of the nation’s 21st century workforce.
FTI workshops and forums follow closely the U. S Office of Personnel Management Development Centers (OPMDC) and other Federal agencies. The FTI faculty includes experts who provide perspectives on key issues affecting the workplace. These perspectives include strategic integration of human capital management, effective leadership, budget and performance integration and career development planning for Individual Development Plans, emerging technologies, leveraging diversity and equal employment opportunity.
Participation in FTI will benefit Federal agencies through broadening their employees’ abilities to drive organizational results, serve customers, and build teams, partnerships and coalitions in and outside government. It may also assist participants charged with the recruitment, retention and development of employees in identifying appropriate practices to improve the effectiveness of each agency's efforts to recruit, hire, promote, retain, develop, and train a diverse and inclusive workforce, consistent with merit system principles and applicable law as required in Executive Order 13583-- Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce. The enhanced competency of their workforce will result in the increased ability for Federal agencies to implement their mission in a timelier and cost effective manner.
The LULAC Federal Training Institute qualifies as training in compliance with:
5 U.S.C. Chapter 41; Federal Government, Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 251 (5 CFR Part 251) titled Agency Relations with Organizations Representing Federal Employees and Other Organizations; Executive Order 11348 as amended by Executive Order 12107 titled Further Training of Government Employees, and the Executive Order 13111 titled Using Technology to Improve Training Opportunities for Federal Government Employees.
Established in 1984, recognition of the LULAC Federal Training is demonstrated by the following partners:
Department of Agriculture
o Food and Nutrition Service
o Food Safety and Inspection Service
Office of Personnel Management Development Centers --See OPM Memo (PDF format)
Graduate School, USDA
Department of Defense
o United States Air Force
o United States Army
o United States Navy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of the Interior
o Bureau of Land Management
Department of Justice
o Federal Bureau of Investigation
o Federal Bureau of Prisons
Office of Personnel Management
Department of Transportation
o Federal Aviation Administration
Department of Energy
Environmental Protection Agency
Social Security Administration
Department of Health and Human Services
o Office of Minority Health