ADS Reference 476maa

Speeches Shim

Pilot Program: Tuition Assistance Program Policy Guidance

Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 476

Revision Date: 12/15/2005
Responsible Office: M/HR/PPIM
File Name: 476maa_121505_cd42


The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is establishing a Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to encourage employees to continue the development of skills, knowledge, and abilities in order to further their career development and to meet current and future skill needs of the Agency. Numerous studies indicate that investment in training is one of the most important factors in determining organizational efficiency. In addition, recruitment and retention rates are increasingly spurred by incentives that go beyond “traditional” benefits. Tuition assistance programs are one such incentive, used to attract and maintain highly motivated and well-rounded employees.