Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework (HCAAF)
The HCAAF consists of five human capital systems that together provide a consistent, comprehensive representation of human capital management for the Federal Government.
- The HCAAF fuses human capital management to the merit system principles-a cornerstone of the American civil service-and other civil service laws, rules, and regulations.
- Establishment of the HCAAF and its related standards and metrics, fulfills OPM's mandate under the Chief Human Capital Officers Act of 2002
(CHCO Act) , as codified at 5 U.S.C. 1103 (c), and implemented under subpart B of 5 CFR 250, to design systems and set standards, including appropriate metrics, for assessing the management of human capital by Federal agencies. Definitions for each system, and an explanation of the standards and metrics, are documented in HCAAF Systems, Standards, and Metrics. [170 KB]
- The regulation at 5 CFR 250.203 establishes requirements for an agency to maintain a current human capital plan and submit to OPM an annual human capital accountability report. The requirements in the regulation are by design congruent with the planning and reporting requirements contained in OMB Circular A-11 and title 31 U.S.C.
The HCAAF supports an ongoing process of human capital management in every Federal agency (planning and goal setting, implementation, and evaluating results, organized) in five systems:
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