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The HCAAF Resource Center presents specific guidance on the systems defined in the Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework (HCAAF) with linkages to merit system compliance. The guidance complies with merit system principles, veterans’ preference rules, and other civil service laws, rules, and regulations, including those relating to prohibited personnel practices.
The sections provide information about each of the following five human capital systems and their expected results as well as linkages to merit system compliance, where appropriate:
These five systems, though distinct, are necessarily interrelated to serve a common purpose of producing a world class workforce which:
The HCAAF consists of five human capital systems that together provide a consistent, comprehensive representation of human capital management for the Federal Government.
The HCAAF supports an ongoing process of human capital management in every Federal agency (planning and goal setting, implementation, and evaluating results, organized) in five systems:
The five human capital systems work together to form a coherent structure that supports strategic human capital management in compliance with merit system principles.
Using the HCAAF will enable agencies to transform the Federal workplace into high-performing arenas where every employee understands and is able to maximize his or her contribution to agency mission. By applying the HCAAF, Federal agencies will be able to focus on:
This will help to assure the American people’s continuing trust in the Federal Government’s ability to serve them through an effective civilian workforce.
The following components reflect the overall taxonomy of the HCAAF and explain how the information is organized in this resource center.
Metrics have been established to help agencies accomplish the standard for the three systems that implement strategic human capital plans and programs (i.e., Leadership and Knowledge Management, Results-Oriented Performance Culture, and Talent Management). These three systems have both required and suggested metrics.
The metrics were developed through rigorous criteria. To be incorporated in the HCAAF, a metric had to meet the following criteria:
The metrics described in this guidance were carefully chosen to maintain their usefulness over time. In addition, many other human capital metrics exist that agencies may find they want to implement. Consequently, agencies are encouraged to augment these governmentwide metrics with other activity and outcome metrics relevant to their human capital objectives.
Refer to each specific system's section for the suggested metrics.