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Welcome to the Federal HR Institute!

FHRI is developed specifically for federal HR practitioners. Our classes were designed by federal HR professionals, and the instruction lets you take advantage of the federal career maps offered by OPM. Attending FHRI gives you the ability to contribute to your agency at higher levels, and enhances your options for career advancement in the federal government.

What Is The Federal HR Institute?

FHRI is a comprehensive curriculum designed to ensure the federal HR workforce continuously improves; and is agile, strategic, and competent. Our curriculum establishes a single, standardized, federal HR framework, and teaches this framework to federal HR practitioners. FHRI meets the unique needs of the federal human resources community, and is the only comprehensive development program of its kind.

How You Benefit

Attending FHRI gives you the ability to contribute at higher levels, and enhances your options for career advancement in the federal government.

How Your Agency Benefits

Our training leads to higher employee performance, which will improve your agency’s human capital management services, and increase mission success. FHRI’s program includes all functional HR domains, from GS-5 to GS-15.

Register Now

We are currently accepting registrations. Click Here to view the course list, and register.

For more information

Call the FHRI team at 202-418-4252, or email: (

Our Program of Study

The curriculum is based on new career mapping for HR practitioners and fresh analyses of requisite competencies developed by a multi-agency cross-section of federal HR experts. View the Curriculum Map.

FHRI offers programs for human resources professionals at all levels. Below are some examples.

Sample Curriculum

Skill Level Foundation Courses Technical Courses Advisory Courses
Apprentice Introduction to HR Management Staffing for Organizational Impact Introduction to Guiding Recruitment and Selection Activities
Foundations of Service Excellence-Staffing Processing Personnel Actions Engaging Others for Effective Staffing
  Delegating Examining Certification   
Practitioner Effective Writing for the HR Professional-Staffing Introduction to Staff Acquisition Activities in the Merit Promotion Process Guiding Recruitment and Selection Activities-Workshop
Introduction to Staffing Laws and Regulations Introduction to Selection Activities in the Merit Promotion Process-workshop  
Expert The Federal Hiring Process for Staffing Specialists Staff Acquisition Activities in the Merit Promotion Process-Workshop Workforce Planning Basics
Staffing Programs for Special Populations   Strategic Recruiting

Our Team

The FHRI team has experience incorporating OPM’s enterprise-wide capabilities for a variety of agencies. We have policy, service, oversight and evaluation expertise; extensive HR training skills; and knowledge of HR processes. In addition, FHRI has the full support of the OPM community, making FHRI’s curriculum dynamic and enriching.

Our decades of experience developing federal leaders translate into immediate gains for our students. For example, we are partnering with the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council and its network of agency subject matter experts in the course development. Like the competency model and career map work, these partnerships bring in research, policy, and HR expertise from across the federal government, assuring an exceptional student experience.

To learn more about FHRI course offerings, contact us:

Kimberly Jackson
Phone: 202-606-4260

Charlene Seon
Senior Project Manager
Phone: 202-606-1208

Margaret “Meg” Bowman
Business Development Manager
Phone: 202-302-3420

For general FHRI inquiries, email

Looking to the Future

Course design is now underway for the Classification and Employee Relations/Labor Relations career maps. Curricula in Performance, Benefits, Compensation, HR development, and HR systems will follow. FHRI will complete course development across all functions by the end of fiscal year 2021.

In addition, OPM and the CHCO Council are developing a credentialing strategy for FHRI, based on industry best practices. A certificate program is built into the current curriculum.

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