Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What are examples of employee development that is not supported by the USDP?

The following are examples of expenses that do not align with the guiding principles:

  • membership fees or organization dues
  • campus events scheduled outside normal work hours (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday);
  • employee travel expenses
  • mandatory training—trainings that meet externally-mandated skills; trainings to obtain abilities required for one's current job classification; courses required for licenses; competencies required to preserve safe working conditions; and expertise needed to forestall liability or other risk within the administrative unit.