Agreement To Continue In Service
• Department of the Army (DA) policy requires civilian employees selected for non-Government training in excess of
80 hours, or long-term training and developmental programs in excess of 120 calendar days (Government or non-
Government) complete a service agreement before assignment to the training.
• The period of service will equal at least three times the length of the training, to begin upon the employee’s return to
duty following training completion.
• Nothing in this agreement shall be construed as limiting the authority of an agency to waive, in whole or in part, an
obligation of an employee to pay expenses incurred by the Government in connection with the training.
• Approving officials will retain a copy of each signed agreement and monitor execution of the obligation period.
a. I AGREE that upon completion of the training that I have requested, I will serve in the
Department of Defense (DoD) three times the length of the training period; except that if I receive
no salary for the time spent in training the period of obligated service will be either one month or a
period equal to the amount of time spent in training, whichever is greater. The length of part time
training is the number of hours spent in class or with the instructor. The length of full-time training
is eight hours for each day of training, up to a maximum of 40 hours a week.
b. If I voluntarily leave the DoD and the Federal service before completing the period of service
agreed to in item a above, I AGREE to reimburse the DoD for the registration fees, tuition and
matriculation fees, library and laboratory fees, purchase or rental of books, materials, supplies,
travel, per diem, and miscellaneous other related training program costs (EXCLUDING salary)
paid in connection with my training. However, the amount of the reimbursement will be reduced
on a pro rata basis for the percentage of completion of the obligated service. (For example, if the
cost of training is $900 and I comple