Human Resources and Security Specialists should use this tool to determine the correct investigation level for any covered position within the U.S. Federal Government.
Now more than ever, organizational leaders need to be adept at redefining goals and objectives to deliver improved return on human capital investment."
The accountability system provides consistent means to monitor and analyze agency performance on all aspects of human capital management policies, programs, and activities, which must themselves support mission accomplishment and be effective, efficient, and in compliance with merit system principles.
A system that contributes to agency performance by monitoring and evaluating the results of its human capital management policies, programs, and activities; by analyzing compliance with merit system principles; and by identifying and monitoring necessary improvements.
Agency human capital management decisions are guided by a data-driven, results-oriented planning and accountability system.
Results of the agency accountability system must inform the development of the human capital goals and objectives, in conjunction with the agency’s strategic planning and performance budgets.
Effective application of the accountability system contributes to agencies’ practice of effective human capital management in accordance with the merit system principles and in compliance with Federal laws, rules, and regulations.
The following merit system principle is especially relevant to the Accountability system:
This system is assessed based on documented evidence of a Human Capital Accountability System that provides for annual assessment of agency human capital management progress and results including compliance with relevant laws, rules, and regulations. The system will:
When the key elements of the Accountability system are effectively implemented, agencies will realize the following results: