Strategic Alignment is a process that senior leaders should implement and monitor throughout the planning lifecycle to link key operational systems and processes to the organization's mission and mission objectives. By providing top-level direction and guidance for the agency, senior leaders can communicate the organization's goals and strategic direction to operational leaders (e.g., supervisors and managers) and employees who then can identify and close gaps during the strategic workforce planning process.
A system that ensures agency human capital programs are aligned with agency mission, goals, and objectives through analysis, planning, investment, and measurement.
The standards for the Strategic Planning and Alignment System require an agency to ensure an agency’s human capital management strategies, plans, and practices—
As previously mentioned, senior leaders should take a strategic view (Strategic Alignment) throughout the lifecycle of their planning to link and monitor key operational systems and processes to the organization's mission and critical mission objectives.
Human capital management is a complex set of interrelated strategies and practices that are aligned with an organization's mission and guide the processes for selecting, developing, training, and managing a high-quality productive workforce.
Agency leadership establishes an organization's vision and goals that become the center of strategic human capital management.
Senior Leaders to connect with include:
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In order to effectively implement a strategic planning process, agencies must have comprehensive and active leadership participation, as well as a firm grasp of the strategic objectives to be accomplished. Leaders across all areas of expertise within an organization must:
Leaders within the area of human capital management must identify what programs, policies, and initiatives should be developed or revised to support agency goals, while establishing metrics to determine how effective those programs are (or need to be) in achieving strategic goals.
"Focus on Strategy, not just on tactics" – Partnership for Public Service/Grant Thornton survey of Human Capital Officers report, Elevating Our Federal Workforce.
To meet the GPRAMA requirements for aligning an organization's Human Capital to its strategic plan, please ensure the following points in the GPRAMA Basics Checklist are met:
Within Strategic Planning and Alignment, HR Practitioners, Program Supervisors, and Process Owners play a vital role for ensuring implementation and success.
Human capital management is a complex set of interrelated strategies and practices that align with an organization's mission and guide the processes for selecting, developing, training, and managing a high-quality productive workforce.
HR Practitioners, Program Supervisors, and Process Owners all play a role in human capital management. HR Practitioners are responsible for ensuring that day to day operations progress effectively, produce results, and work toward meeting strategic objectives. Program Supervisors and Process Owners contribute critical programmatic knowledge to human capital management initiatives.
As an employee, you impact your organization's ability to meet strategic goals. You are an essential link to your organization success.
As employees within your organization, you represent the Human Capital that agency leaders depend on. You are necessary not only to carry out the day-to-day activities that sustain that organization, but also to enact the strategy set by the leadership that will drive mission accomplishment in the future.
Each employee should understand his or her role and potential impact on meeting strategic goals.