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Message from the Director

Official Portrait of Kiran A. Ahuja.
Kiran A. Ahuja

As Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), I’m pleased to present OPM’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Agency Human Capital Review (HCR). This document reviews the design and implementation of 24 Federal agencies’ Human Capital Operating Plan, Independent Audit Program, and HRStat programs, providing HR leaders with a snapshot of current risks, barriers, and successful practices to help them reach their goals.

The HCR helps ensure agency human capital strategies enhance performance as intended. This review also combines the data and knowledge of agency leaders with OPM’s policy expertise to refine HR solutions. During HCR discussions, OPM identified trends, challenges, and potential leading practices used by several agencies.

The FY 2023 Human Capital Review covers four government-wide topics:

  1. Workforce planning and analysis
  2. Implementation of Executive Order 14035 (Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility)
  3. Evaluation system development
  4. Innovation

In addition, agencies submitted their own HCR agenda items, including data-driven decision making, HR as a strategic partner, evaluation techniques, and workforce planning.

I’m pleased to share that progress was made in each of the critical areas OPM reviewed. All agencies have developed DEIA strategic plans and advanced toward their goals. Agencies are also using workforce planning methods to mitigate skills gaps. While the rigor, depth, and breadth vary by agency, there is an overall recognition that enterprise-wide workforce planning is critical, and that OPM’s Workforce Planning Guide is a helpful support. I am also encouraged that many agencies rely on OPM’s data dashboards to track key metrics like the OPM Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey data, DEIA, attrition, and time to hire.

The Federal workforce continues to serve the American people with unwavering dedication. OPM is proud to support our Federal workforce with personnel policies, programs, and benefits that ensure the Federal government remains a model employer for the nation.

Signature of Kiran A. Ahuja

Kiran Ahuja
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

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