HR officers play an important role in designing and delivering a variety of programs to our workforce.


Q: What kinds of career development programs does CIA offer?

A: CIA employees have many avenues for professional development. Some of our career development programs include mentoring, workshops, career advisor services, external fellowships, and opportunities to work at other Intelligence Community agencies. So employees can make informed decisions at every career juncture, HR helps develop and publish information on career paths, promotion criteria, performance evaluation, and training requirements.


Q:  What kind of training opportunities does CIA offer?

A: Depending on your occupation, the requirements of your job, and your developmental level, training can take different forms. CIA officers make use of internal training programs and external programs such as those offered through universities and professional associations. Training can take place in a traditional classroom, online, or in an experiential setting. Some types of training can be completed in hours, while others take place over several days or weeks.


Q: How does CIA develop its leaders?

A: The Agency places a high priority on preparing officers for increasing levels of responsibility and leadership over the course of their careers. CIA offers formal training to ensure that rising leaders have a solid foundation in managerial knowledge and skills. As officers progress in their careers, they have opportunities to broaden their experiences through Joint Duty assignments throughout the Intelligence Community and fellowships. Our most accomplished officers become part of our executive cadre, serving in the Agency’s most vital leadership positions and as role models for others.


Q: How does CIA promote work-life balance?

A: CIA offers a variety of programs to help officers balance professional and personal demands. Visit the Benefits page for more information on Family Friendly Leave, alternative work schedules, personal and family support, fitness programs, and child care.


Q: What does CIA do to promote diversity?

A: HR works closely with the Agency’s Center for Mission Diversity and Inclusion to ensure that recruitment, training, and employee development practices cultivate many types of diversity throughout the organization. Visit the Diversity section to learn more about diversity efforts at CIA.


Q: What are some of the benefits CIA offers its employees?

A: The CIA offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to reflect the dedication and contributions of our employees. The benefits include:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Federal Health and Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Education and Training
  • Health Services
  • Child Care Center
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Credit Union

Read about benefits in detail in the Careers section.*

*Link will take you to full website.