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OPM Seeks to Help Modernize Federal Workforce Competency Models via Data Collection Initiative

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Office of Personnel
Office of Personnel Management

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has launched the Federal Workforce Competency Initiative (FWCI), a workforce data collection effort that aims to support recruitment, training, performance management, career development, job design and other human capital activities by updating agencies' competency models with current data.

Kathleen McGettigan, acting director of OPM, said in a statement published Friday the Federal Workforce Competency Initiative will provide agencies with data needed to strengthen workforce across the federal government and enable effective human capital management.

FWCI will start the phase one survey on April 26 and will engage with employees and supervisors in over 350 occupational series to identify relevant general competencies and tasks across the federal government.

The survey will take approximately three weeks. The initiative is designed to help OPM and agencies enhance efficiency and lower costs, and support the development of Code of Federal Regulations-compliant assessments.

FWCI will also update OPM's Multipurpose Occupational Systems Analysis Inventory—Closed-ended studies.

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