The DOE Federal Employee Training Desk Reference provides guidance on what is considered a training request, the approval and authorization for a training request and the allowable costs for training. The desk references also discusses the individual development plans (IDP) and the resposibilities the supervisor and employees have regarding the IDPs. Guidance on long-term and extended training is also provided. Computing the length and recording training time is also discussed. Also included in the desk reference is the integrated training management which discusses the need for a training needs assessment, the annual training plan and the annual training summary report. The desk reference also defines the continued service agreement and when it is needed. The DOE competency management is also defined.