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I am excited to announce that OPM is releasing the latest Federal Human Capital Business Reference Model (HCBRM), defining the Federal Government Human Capital Management (HCM) functional framework. This model was developed by engaging Human Resources (HR) policy and industry experts. 

You may be wondering what this means and how it might impact you so some background on the HCBRM may be helpful.   The HCBRM is the first step toward the goal of establishing a common experience for all employees concerning delivery of HR operations and services.  It provides a simplified view of operational functions and policy ownership, and a common structure which intends to align HR operations, finance and acquisition. Ultimately, it seeks to foster uniformity in the HR experience for employees notwithstanding the Federal agency in which they serve. 

The HCBRM is a functional tool impacting all of us and can be leveraged by agency leaders, HR professionals, and our partners inside and outside government by laying out a clear, transparent and common HCM functional structure that:

1. Informs everyone with a simplified view of HR operational functions and policy ownership;

2. Gives HR practitioners a quick reference to understand the functional requirements for their specific area of HR;

3. Provides agency leadership with a model to more effectively plan, deliver, assess, and manage their HR workforce, policy, processes, budget, service, and delivery; and

4. Lays out the Federal HCM blueprint for government-wide HR operations, acquisition, budget formulation, programmatic evaluation, shared services, and data.

The HCBRM delivers value because it will be used to help streamline government-wide HR operations, standardize HR service delivery including information technology, simplify HR acquisitions, and drive transparency in the HR budget.   These are all benefits that can have long-lasting impact across the Executive Branch. 


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