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News Release

Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Contact: Brenda Bertrand
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Human Resources Line of Business Revolutionizes HR Services

Innovative program will save Federal government over $1 billion

Washington , DC - The Human Resources Line of Business (HR LOB) at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is revolutionizing the way HR services are delivered throughout the Federal government.  The HR LOB, through its support of the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) to make government more responsive and cost-effective, is slated to help the Federal government realize cost savings of $1.1 billion.   These and other groundbreaking efforts have been recognized at the highest levels of government.

Last September, the HR LOB Director, e-Gov initiative Project Managers and HR LOB Task Force representatives were presented with a letter of commendation from President George Bush citing them for their diligent efforts in advancing the PMA to expand electronic government.

Norm Enger, OPM’s HR LOB Director said, “OPM is pleased with the results from the efforts of this innovative venture.  Since April 2004, the HR LOB has engaged over 24 agencies in defining not only its vision, goals, and objectives, but the common solution, target architecture, and supporting business case. This program offers common solutions that will enable Federal departments and agencies to work more effectively, and it provides managers and executives across the Federal Government improved means to meet strategic objectives.”

The HR LOB provides Federal government the infrastructure to support pay-for-performance systems, modernized HR systems, and the core functionality necessary for the strategic management of human capital.

Specifically, the collaborative nature of the HR LOB effort has been reflected in the:

  • Establishment of the Multi-Agency Executive Strategy Committee (MAESC);
  • Development of the first-ever end-to-end depiction of Federal HR business processes as reflected in the Business Reference Model (BRM);
  • Validation of the first-ever government-wide set of detailed business, technical, and data requirements;
  • Establishment of five Shared Service Centers (SSCs);
  • Development of the Data Reference Model (DRM).
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OPM leads and serves the Federal Government in enterprise human resources management by delivering policies and services to achieve a trusted, effective civilian workforce. By Empowering Excellence in Government through Great People, we provide leadership and support to U.S. agencies on issues including human resources policy and oversight, background investigations, federal employee benefits, retirement services, guidance on labor-management relations, and programs to improve workforce performance. For more information, visit or follow OPM on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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