Critical: Training that is typically a condition of employment such as a certification and or licensure required by the position. This training may be required during the forthcoming year that is essential to mission accomplishment, or be training that ensures attainment of performance,closes a competency gap, or corrects serious performance deficiencies which adversely impact mission accomplishment.
Essential: Training which, if omitted, might adversely impact mission accomplishment in the next two or three fiscal years. Or, training to provide for systemic replacement of skilled workers.
Recommended: Training that is helpful in enhancing the overall performance levels of employees already considered competent, or training recommended for individuals to improve or enhance competencies needed to perform the job.