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Annual Report to Congress Fiscal Year 2003


CHCO Council Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2004

These items will be described comprehensively in the CHCO Council’s
Annual Report to the Congress for Fiscal Year 2004.

Council Activity

  • Chairman James convened a retreat of the full Council at OPM's Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia on November 20-21, 2003. All subcommittees presented initial findings on their issue areas, OPM staff provided briefings on several issues, including Executive branch detailees and security clearance adjudications, and CHCOs had the opportunity to become familiar with one another and meet the Council's first executive director.
  • The Council held six meetings in Fiscal Year (FY) 2004, as follows:
    • January 13, 2004
    • February 10, 2004
    • April 13, 2004
    • May 25, 2004 (first anniversary joint meeting/training session with Veterans Service Organizations at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.)
    • July 13, 2004
    • September 9, 2004 (meeting held in conjunction with OPM's Federal Workforce Conference in Baltimore, Maryland)
  • The Executive Committee held six meetings in Fiscal Year (FY) 2004, as follows:
    • January 29, 2004
    • February 26, 2004
    • April 7, 2004
    • May 19, 2004
    • July 29, 2004
    • September 30, 2004
  • OPM staff began development of a CHCO Council Web site containing key information about the Council and designed to enhance communication among members and with external stakeholders. The site is set to be launched early in FY 2005.
Interaction with Congress
  • Chairman James testified before the House Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Organization of the Committee on Government Reform at a hearing titled, "First Year on the Job: Chief Human Capital Officers."
  • Chairman James, agency CHCOs, and the executive director participated in interviews with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in late 2003/early 2004 for a report on the CHCO Council requested by the House Civil Service Subcommittee.
Involvement of CHCOs in Key Strategic Human Capital Management Issues
  • To showcase the Administration's efforts to reform the Federal hiring process, Chairman James accompanied several CHCOs to the last of eleven OPM "Working for America" recruitment fairs in New York City.
  • To demonstrate the Administration's commitment to increasing the use of telework, Chairman James led CHCOs and human resources staff on a site visit of the Fairfax Telework Center on July 6, 2004.
  • To engage CHCOs in discussion and decision-making, Chairman James included in full Council meetings a series of briefings and extensive dialogue on major policy issues such as the new Senior Executive Service pay for performance and agency certification regulations and the revamped Presidential Management Fellows Program.
Subcommittee Activity
  • All five subcommittees met regularly throughout FY 2004 to discuss and form a foundation of knowledge on their issue areas.
  • Three of the five subcommittees issued initial reports, all of which were presented to the Executive Committee (EC) as follows:
    • Leadership Development and Succession Planning
      • Report presented to EC: February 26, 2004
      • Revised report presented to EC: July 29, 2004
      • Report presented to and approved by full Council: September 9, 2004
      • Chairman James charged OPM staff to implement subcommittee recommendations as soon as possible
    • Employee Conduct and Poor Performers
      • Report submitted to Executive Director: February 18, 2004
      • Report presented to EC: February 26, 2004
      • Report scheduled to be presented to full Council: October 12, 2004
    • The Hiring Process
      • Report presented to Chairman James: April 14, 2004
      • Report presented to EC: July 29, 2004
      • Subcommittee currently revising report based on EC comments
  • Two of the five subcommittees have met but have not issued reports on their findings and recommendations. They have, however, taken the following actions:
    • Performance Management
      • Met at OPM on several occasions in 2004
      • Served as a review panel for options pursued in OPM's development of regulations to implement the new statutory Senior Executive Service performance-based compensation system
      • Received OPM briefings on new personnel systems being developed for the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense in order to gain a better understanding of options for performance-based compensation at other Federal agencies

Annual Report to Congress Fiscal Year 2003

Appendices: 1 2 3 4 5 6

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