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S1.6 Professional Development

Requirement

Adopt a policy that enables employees to advance their knowledge and skills in areas relevant to both the business and the employee. The policy shall include work schedule flexibility, partial or full tuition/expense reimbursement, and if necessary, paid time off. 

Applicability

Applies to businesses with 10 or more employees.   

Documentation

The AA Report shall include a reference to the policy and statements directly and clearly addressing the requirement.

Resources

Sample professional development policies are available for review at http://www.shrm.org/TemplatesTools/Samples/Policies/Pages/ProfessionalDe... and http://www.nidos.org.uk/sites/default/files/Staff_Learning_and_Developme....

A helpful discussion of professional development is available for review at http://www.hr.duke.edu/managers/performance/development/.