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Frequently Asked Questions Training

What is GETA?

The Government Employees Training Act (GETA) became law in 1958 giving Federal agencies general authority for employee training.  Under GETA agencies manage their own training, determine their own training needs, and select and fund training to meet those needs.   

GETA is codified in Chapter 41 of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.).

We are often asked where employees can access GETA funds.  There is no central GETA fund. Agencies must use their own appropriated training funds to pay for agency training programs. 

For more information on GETA and Chapter 41 of title 5, go to pp. 6-11 in the Training Policy Handbook.

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