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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Contact: Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

CHCO Council Issues Annual Report to Congress

Washington, DC - The fourth annual Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council Report was issued today by U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director Linda M. Springer. The Report includes information on the Council's year of growth, and it reinforces the Council's commitment to accomplishing the federal government's human capital objectives. In addition, the CHCO Council made important improvements to its overall organization in Fiscal Year 2006.

"The CHCO Council plays a valuable role in shaping the federal workforce to meet its complex challenges," said Springer. "The changes to the Council, as outlined in this year's CHCO report, allow it to be even more adaptable and responsive to the needs of federal agencies and their workforces."

The three main changes to the Council's structure and organization made in Fiscal Year 2006 include:

  • Restructuring and realigning the Council's subcommittees, thus creating six new subcommittees to oversee the federal government's Human Capital issues;
  • Appointing deputy CHCOs to serve on the Council to create a stronger link between the Council's activities and discussions with the Federal Human Resources Directors; and
  • Enhancing the CHCO Council Training Academy by opening its sessions up to CHCOs, Deputy CHCOs, and practitioners from their organizations.

"The CHCO Council must be on the cutting edge of change," said Springer. "These three changes give the Council the flexibility needed to help the CHCOs maintain their effectiveness."

The 25-member Council is composed of the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the CHCOs of the 15 Executive departments, and the CHCOs of additional agencies and the Small Agency Council, as designated by the OPM Director.

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Our mission is to Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People. OPM supports U.S. agencies with personnel services and policy leadership including staffing tools, guidance on labor-management relations and programs to improve work force performance.


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