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Commentary | Nov. 1, 2022

Supervisor of Civilians Tier II training is now available online  

By Kathy Murray, MyCG Writer

Attention supervisors:  As requested, the improved Supervisor of Civilians Tier II training is now offered virtually. But you’ll need to sign up soon to get the date that works for you. 

Even though the course (502799) will be taught online, each session has a limited number of available slots. Participants can choose from among 14 upcoming dates when the sessions, called “convenings,” will take place.  

According to the course manager Alyssa Lombardi, the new format gives more supervisors the opportunity to take the training. “It removes barriers that made it difficult to participate, like having to travel to a certain location,” she said.    

The five-day training course is required for new supervisors of civilians, as well as supervisors new to the Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It’s also open to experienced supervisors or managers who haven’t had a chance to take it.  

The facilitated training covers everything from supervisor responsibilities and to employee health and compliance with government regulations. It goes more in depth on these topics more than the self-paced Supervisor of Civilians Tier I training. 

Additionally, the course was rewritten to focus more on the tougher aspects of being a supervisor, including hiring, performance, dealing with misconduct, and working with unions. Coast Guard Labor Relations Division chief Kathryn Jones notes this was a direct response to supervisors asking for more hands-on training in dealing with the day-to-day challenges they face. 

“You asked,” Jones said. “We listened.”  

Participants are encouraged to bookmark the training information and use it as a reference for their ongoing supervisory needs.   

The training is part of the Coast Guard’s efforts to increase and modernize support of its civilian workforce and their supervisors. It also satisfies Office of Personnel Management requirements for executive, management, and supervisory development. Additionally, trainings such as this are part of the service’s commitment to remake the workforce through time spent in continuous learning.  

To secure your spot, contact your unit training supervisor. Note that the dates are subject to change. Please check the Office of Leadership website for the most up-to-date information. 

If you have additional questions, please email Program Manager Alyssa Lombardi in the Office of Leadership (CG-128) or call 202-475-5516. 

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