FY 2008 Subcommittee Mission Statements and Operational Goals
FY 2007 Key Activities of the Subcommittees
FY 2007 was a breakthrough year for the CHCO Council’s six subcommittees as they were responsible for a number of accomplishments and activities that raised the profile of the Council and facilitated the sharing of human capital practices for its members.
The following provides a summary of the key milestones accomplished in FY 2007:
Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness
- The subcommittee provided several recommendations to OPM regarding the development of a human capital related communication strategy for employees regarding Pandemic Influenza. The suggested strategies focused on such topics as (1) including a discussion on the human capital policies and options available during an emergency; (2) soliciting union input when developing the communication plan; (3) delivering the message through various communication tools, e.g., web casts; and (4) establishing a coordinated outreach program with local Federal Executive Boards, who in turn, can communicate to local Federal agencies.
- The subcommittee provided recommendations to OPM for human capital initiatives that should be included in emergency preparedness table top exercises. Recommendations were based on a Department of Defense exercise designed to assess preparations to support two major objectives during a Pandemic Influenza outbreak, including (1) the capability of civilian personnel to continue assigned mission essential functions and (2) the organization’s ability to provide for the well being of employees prior to, during, and following an outbreak.
- The subcommittee also worked with OPM on the Pandemic Influenza “town hall” meetings to educate the Federal workforce on policies and procedures relating to an outbreak. By the end of FY 2007, four Departments and Agencies (Department of Education, the Office of Personnel Management, the General Services Administration, and the Department of Energy) held town hall meetings for their employees. Several other town hall meetings are scheduled for early FY 2008.
- The subcommittee arranged a briefing on a Department of the Navy automated tool for tracking employees during an emergency, which was subsequently adopted by an agency on the subcommittee.
Subcommittee on Hiring and Succession Planning
- The subcommittee provided OPM with suggested marketing strategies to educate Federal managers on the highlights of the USAJOBS system. OPM is considering ways to incorporate the document into the agency’s overall USAJOBS marketing strategy.
- The subcommittee provided recommendations to OPM on ways to improve and streamline the hiring process. The recommendations included policies OPM is pursuing such as (1) creating flexibility for part-time schedules in transition to retirement without a penalty to an employee’s retirement and (2) developing a comprehensive policy for agencies to employ annuitants on a short-term basis.
- The subcommittee worked with OPM and the Partnership for Public Service’s “Call to Serve” initiative on a tool for measuring the return on investment for Federal Career Day Job Fairs, which was piloted at the Louisiana State University in September 2007.
Subcommittee on Human Capital Workforce
- The subcommittee worked with OPM to develop, host, and co-sponsor the first Human Capital Innovation and Transformation Summit. The goal of the summit was to discuss the future direction of Federal human capital management. Invited participants included the Council members, along with five prominent thought leaders from private industry, academia, and government.
- This subcommittee held a one day meeting with the human resource executive team at America On-Line (AOL) in order to learn and share human capital practices with private industry.
- The subcommittee, in conjunction with an interagency working group of Human Resource Directors, developed a list of future-focused competencies for Federal Human Resource Management professionals, including flexibility; information management; decision making; creative thinking; planning and evaluating; and influencing/negotiating.
Subcommittee on Human Resources Line of Business
- The subcommittee sponsored and organized the April 2007, CHCO Council Training Academy session on the HRLOB. Presentations were made by OPM, the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
- The subcommittee worked with OPM and OMB on a list of frequently asked questions for the HRLOB initiative, which are posted on the OPM website.
- The subcommittee chair briefed the Multi-Agency Executive Steering Committee, the interagency governance component of the HRLOB, to share goals of the subcommittee and discuss the importance of this migration.
- The subcommittee met with GSA officials involved in various aspects of Lines of Business, including the component of GSA that is establishing the private sector schedule in partnership with OPM.
- Subcommittee members worked with OPM and OMB on business case options related to agency migration to shared service centers.
Subcommittee on Learning and Development
- This subcommittee sponsored and organized the June 2007, CHCO Council Training Academy session on the importance of developing return on investment (ROI) strategies for training. Presentations were made by a consultant with extensive ROI experience in the public and private sector, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and the Vice President of Human Resources for Flowers Foods.
- The subcommittee partnered with OPM to enhance the search capability function of the Catalogue of Leadership and Development Programs, which is an electronic library of programs offered by Federal departments and agencies to foster the development of leadership skills in their employees. The catalogue is available on www.opm.gov.
- The subcommittee, working with OPM, identified a list of Federal agencies that currently conduct ROI for training. Some of this information will be included into the Council’s human capital practices document to be issued in early FY 2008.
- The subcommittee, working with OPM, identified a list of Federal agencies with Distance Learning programs. This information will be included in the Council’s human capital practices document to be issued in early FY 2008.
Subcommittee on Performance Management
- This subcommittee sponsored and organized the January 2007 CHCO Council Training Academy session, with presentations from OPM, and the Departments of Labor, Agriculture, and Treasury.
- After the results of the 2006 Federal Human Capital Survey (FHCS) were released, the subcommittee identified the top agencies with greatest improvements in performance management based on the results of the Federal Human Capital Survey from 2004 and 2006. Information compiled from those agencies will be incorporated into the Council’s human capital practices document to be issued in early FY 2008.
- The subcommittee also compiled input from CHCO Council agencies with the highest scores on the results oriented performance culture index of the Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework. Information collected from these agencies will be incorporated into the Council’s human capital practices document to be issued in early FY 2008.
FY 2008 Subcommittee Mission Statements and Operational Goals