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Justification to attend SAIGE National Training Program

March 25, 2024Waboose31blog


March 20, 2024

On May 1, 2015, The Office of Personnel Management issued guidance to agencies on Determining if a Conference is a Training Activity. The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) hosts an outstanding three-day National Training Program focused on leadership, professional development centered on OPM’s Core Competencies, and the complex relationship known as the Federal Indian Trust Responsibility.  Attendees can participate in developmental programs on a variety of topics while networking with other government professionals.  Additionally, cultural awareness events are presented by local indigenous people and American Indian and Alaska Native professionals.  As part of this program, SAIGE offers special training sessions for military veterans and leadership training for college students, as well as hosting a Career Fair with numerous federal agencies represented.

The 21st Annual SAIGE National Training Program, “Affirming Native Voices: Visibility-Leadership-Service,” will be held at the Northern Quest Resort owned by the Kalispel Tribe June 3-6, 2024.  For additional information you may visit our website at or our registration site at

SAIGE is providing the following information to Agency Heads, Training Directors, and others to assist in the training approval process in light of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) discontinuing its former practice of issuing yearly memorandum regarding whether conferences qualify as a training activity in accordance with 5 CFR 410.404.

SAIGE is pleased to announce that the SAIGE National Training Program specifically meets these required criteria. To request the document that outlines these criteria, please ask for it at

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