The highlight of PlatCore LMS’s new Federal Edition is the new SF-182 functionality. But why is this so important to the public sector? How does automating this form help serve government agencies?
Let’s dig in!
What is the SF-182?
Why is the SF–182 used?
What is the process for completing an SF–182?
- Obtain a copy of the SF–182 form:
The form can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website, the agency’s internal website, or by contacting the training officer in the employee’s organization.
- Fill out the form:
The employee or Training Officer will complete the required information, including the name and address of the vendor, the type and purpose of the training, and the direct and indirect costs.
- Provide supporting documentation:
Attach any relevant invoices, receipts, or other documentation to support the request.
- Gain authorized approvals:
Complete the appropriate number of approvals for the employee’s agency before submission to the Agency Training Office. This often includes the immediate supervisor, second-line supervisor, and Training Officer.
- Submit the form and documentation:
Once the completed form and supporting documentation are submitted to the Training Officer, they will review the information and the Authorizing Official will determine if payment/reimbursement will be authorized.
- Certification of training completion and evaluation:
Upon completion of the training, provide documentation of successful completion to the Training Officer/Authorizing Official. The completed form will be retained as part of the permanent employee record.
What are the benefits of automating the SF–182?
- Reduce the time and resources required to process requests:
Electronic submission of SF–182 form and supporting documentation: Employees can generate and submit the SF–182 form and supporting documentation electronically, reducing the need for paper-based processes.
- Increased efficiency and accuracy:
Automated processes can reduce the potential for errors and increase the transparency and efficiency of the training request process.
- Automated data entry and notification process:
Employees and Training Officers can utilize existing data in ServiceNow, reducing the time required for manual data entry. Automated notifications can be sent at each stage of the request process.
- Real-time tracking and reporting:
Employees and Training Officers can track the status of training requests in real-time, providing transparency and accountability in the request process.
- Improved record-keeping:
Automated systems can provide a secure and centralized repository for the SF–182 form and supporting documentation, improving the accuracy and reliability of Employee and financial records.