OPM issues FAQ guide to human resources LOB

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The Office of Personnel Management has issued a new guide to the federal Human Resources Line of Business initiative in a frequently-asked-questions format.

OPM said the 12-page guide is intended to provide high-level information about the HR LOB, and it will be updated periodically to reflect the most current information.

The guide provides an overview of the HR LOB and addresses basic questions, including the origin of the program, its visions and goals, the Office of Management and Budget’s role, and the expected effect on the federal workforce.

Other sections discuss the business line’s governance and management structure, accomplishments to date and next steps, and shared-services centers.

Launched in 2004 by OMB, the HR LOB aims to create standardized, interoperable human resources solutions, eliminating duplicative HR systems and processes across the government, streamlining HR management and achieving cost savings.

OPM is OMB’s strategic partner in the initiative. In 2005, OPM designated five agencies as HR LOB shared-services centers to provide payroll services, HR information systems and other HR management support to other agencies.

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