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News Release

Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Contact: Edmund D. Byrnes
Tel: 202-606-2402

U.S. Office of Personal Management Recognizes Those Who Created the Human Resources Line of Business Reference Model

Washington, D.C. - As a part of its commitment to help create a federal government that can meet the needs of the American people, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), along with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), today recognized the efforts put forth by the federal human resources community to create the Human Resources Line of Business (HR LOB) Reference Model. The recognition ceremony was held at OPM.

"I am very proud of what the federal HR community has done to streamline its processes," said OPM Acting Director Dan Blair. "The HR Line of Business is just one example of what can be done when people have a focused vision and understanding of what will work."

The vision of the HR LOB is to create a modern, cost-effective, and interoperable HR solution providing common-core functionality to support the strategic management of Human Capital across government. In addition, it will allow federal departments and agencies to work more effectively to meet the human capital goals of the President's Management Agenda.

As the managing partner of the HR LOB, OPM formed and led an interagency taskforce of 22 agencies and 273 cross government participants that defined the vision, goals and objectives of the HR Line of Business and formulated the common solution, target architecture, and supporting business case.

The common solution is a market-driven approach where service providers competing for government business are driven to provide the best services and most innovative solutions at the lowest cost. The HR LOB initiative will establish governmentwide shared Service Centers to provide technology solutions to support multiple agencies.

Identifying the target business processes is an important step to allow for a shared services model for HR that will lead to tremendous financial savings across government.

The federal agencies recognized during the ceremony included:

Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce

Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Energy

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of the Interior

Department of Justice

Department of Labor

Department of State

Department of Transportation

Department of the Treasury

Department of Veterans Affairs

Environmental Protection Agency

Central Intelligence Agency

General Services Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Science Foundation

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Office of Personal Management

Social Security Administration

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

International Trade Commission

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

United States Postal Service

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