Advisory panel looks for 'moonshot' in Commerce data
April 24, 2015
The inaugural meeting of the Commerce Data Advisory Council discussed how the Commerce Department can take their troves of data to the next level for the American public.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The Chief Human Capital Officers Council received the Training Officers Consortium Distinguished Service Award for Human Capital Management in recognition of the Council's work on HR University, the Office of Personnel Management announced.
The award was presented for HRU's success in supporting and advancing the federal government's human capital plan and strategic mission, goals, and objectives.
"I am very proud of the innovative work the CHCO Council is doing with HR University under Kathryn Medina's leadership," said OPM Director John Berry. "HRU saves money and provides a more engaged and educated workforce to serve the American people."
The resources that HRU offers have been well received by the federal HR workforce. Centralized courses allow for a more streamlined and cost-effective delivery of OPM-approved courses and training. HRU has also helped to identify skill and competency gaps and provide training and resources to address those gaps.
According to OPM, HRU has saved more than 16 million dollars across the government. It has also registered more than 13,000 users, posted over 85 courses, and has over 7,000 course completions by registrants from over 28 government agencies.