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Training Management System

What is TMS?

TMS is the Department of Transportation’s learning management system, and the official system of record for all employee training and learning events.

TMS program goals are:

  • To record completion of all employee learning events;
  • To deliver most web-based learning for DOT; and
  • To become a system to support DOT's strategic human capital goals.

The system allows DOT employees to receive online learning from anywhere, at anytime, and at their own pace. TMS provides:

  • More than 2,000 online courses;
  • Tools for scheduling instructor-led courses;
  • Personalized learning plans; and
  • The capacity for competency management, employee assessments, succession planning and more.

What's in it for me?

DOT employees can choose from more than 2,000 online courses to improve their skills.  All completed learning (courses, seminars, University classes, self directed learning, etc.) can be stored in one convenient place, readily available for employees and supervisors to view.

Supervisors can view subordinates' learning histories, receive notification during the training cycle, and run reports to evaluate the strength and progress of their workforce.

Training or Learning Administrators can schedule instructor-led courses, enroll learners, develop curricula, and manage learning resources. When learning data is consistently entered into TMS, the system can produce annual reports quickly, and even assist with budgeting and projecting learning needs.

Functional Managers can use TMS to lower learning costs by delivering web-based courses in functional areas. TMS can track all learning events staff completes, including briefings, certifications, conferences, trainings, seminars, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the TMS sponsor?

DOT's Office of Human Resource Management is the TMS sponsor. Program management resides in the Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Human Capital Planning and Workforce Solutions (M-11)

Why is DOT using TMS?

DOT's Human Capital Planning process is aligned with the President's Management Agenda and the Human Capital Standards for Success, the comprehensive framework prepared by the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Personnel Management, and the General Accounting Office. TMS plays a central role in meeting the requirements of the E-Gov Act of 2002, including reducing and eliminating redundant systems for a more efficient and effective government.

Who uses TMS?

  • All DOT employees can complete online courses, register in instructor led classes, personalize learning plans, and request training.
  • Supervisors can access subordinates accounts, assign courses and completion dates, and approve training requests
  • Training administrators manage the training programs for their organizations and track all training through TMS.

Can contractors use TMS?

Contractors cannot use TMS to take training. Contractors may be given access to TMS if they are hired to serve as a TMS Administrator.

How do I get an account?

All DOT employees will have a User account approximately one to two weeks after employment starts. A training administrator can obtain a TMS Administrator account by contacting their agency’s TMS Level 1 Administrator. See the, "Who can I contact for more information?" section of this document for a list of Level 1 Administrators for each Agency.