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Article 44: Professional Dues Reimbursement Program
A. Subject to the availability of funds, the Employer will offer Professional Dues Reimbursement (PDR) for dues employees pay in connection with holding professional licenses and/or credentials, to the extent:
1. The Employer or OPM establish that employees are required to be members of particular professional societies and/or organizations (for example, attorneys and CPAs) in order to be employed in a SEC position; or
2. As a practical matter, the SEC encourages employees to hold professional licenses and/or credentials (for example, Certified Fraud Examiners) that will be used in the performance of their job duties.
B. Employees not classified as SK-0905 attorneys are eligible for reimbursement through the PDR Program for dues to maintain their bar licenses, provided the criteria in Section 1(A)(2) are met. The Employer agrees that Accountants and Examiners are encouraged to maintain an active bar license.
A. Each calendar year, employees may submit PDR requests on a rolling basis, as the employee pays his or her dues for professional licenses/credentials. Requests must be submitted within 180 days of the end of the calendar year to which they apply. For example, a request for reimbursement of bar dues covering the period July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, would be due no later than June 30, 2017.
B. To be eligible for PDR, the requestor must be an SEC employee at the beginning of the period covered by the certification/license or approved membership and on the date requesting reimbursement.
C. All SK-0905 attorneys must annually self-certify that he or she maintains active licensure in one or more U.S. jurisdictions.
D. Any employee seeking reimbursement for a bar or certified public accountant license must annually self-certify that he or she maintains active licensure in one or more U.S. jurisdictions.
A. Qualified bargaining unit employees are eligible to receive a maximum benefit of $400 per reimbursement year.
B. The employer will reimburse employees for fees required to maintain active professional certifications and licenses.
C. Fees for maintaining inactive certifications and licenses, voluntary contributions, and voluntary section/chapter dues are not reimbursable through the PDR Program.
D. The employer will not reimburse for fees required to take licensing examinations or obtain professional credentials and licenses.
A. A request to include a certification/license not covered under the PDR Program should be submitted in writing through the askHR system. The written request must include a description of:
1. The certification;
2. The requirements needed to obtain the certification; and
3. How the certification pertains to the employee’s position at SEC.
All PDR approvals under this Article will be made consistent with 5 U.S.C. §§ 5757 and 5946. The list of certifications that are currently reimbursed by the Agency is attached as Appendix 1. The list will remain in effect for the duration of this Agreement, but may be expanded at management’s discretion.
Appendix 1: Approved PDR Certifications as of November 1, 2018
State Bar Licenses
State Professional Geoscientist Licenses
Engineering & Science Licenses/Credentials
ACP NALA Advanced Certified Paralegal
AICPA American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
CAIA Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
CAMS Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
CAP Certified Analytics Professional
CBCP Certified Business Continuity Professional
CCIE Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Certification
CCISO Certified Chief Information Security Officer Certification
CCP Certified Computing Professional
CEDS Certified E-Discovery Specialist
CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Certification
CERA Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst
CFA Chartered Financial Analyst
CFA Certified Financial Analyst
CFCE IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner
CFE Certified Fraud Examiner
CFF Certified Financial Forensics (requires AICPA membership)
CFP Certified Financial Planner
CGEIT Certification in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology
CGFM Certified Government Financial Manager
CGMA Chartered Global Management Accountant
CIA Certified Internal Auditor
CICA Certified Internal Controls Auditor
CIMA Chartered Investment Management Analyst
CIPM Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement
CIPP/G IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional-Government
CIPP/M IAPP Certified Information Privacy Manager
CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor
CISM Certified Information Security Management
CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CMA Certified Management Accountant
CMath Chartered Mathematician
COEE Certified Office Ergonomics Evaluation Technical Certification
COMP Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Security+
CPA State Certified Public Accountant Licenses
CRCP Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional
CRISC Certification in Risk and Information Systems Control
CSCP Certified Securities Compliance Professional
CVA Certified Valuation Analyst
EnCE Encase Certified Examiner
FCPA Forensic Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
FITSP Federal IT Security Program
FRM GARP/PRMIA Financial Risk Manager
GIAC Global Information Assurance Certification Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
IACCP Investment Advisor Certified Compliance Professional
ISACA Information Systems
ICS2 Information Systems Control 2
MAFF Master Analyst in Financial Forensics
PE Professional Engineer
PMP PMI Project Management Professional
RIMS-CRMP RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional