Federal Workforce Competency Initiative (4/16/2021) - OPM has launched a Government-wide initiative to update job competency models. If you are contacted, please participate! The information provided from agencies across the Government will provide updated information on the competencies that are needed in different job series. Job competency data is used for a wide variety of human-capital activities including job design, classification, recruitment, selection, performance management, training, and career development. OPM is updating the models of more than 350 job series. DOI is supporting this initiative and will be able to leverage the findings from this Government-wide analysis.
The Office of Human Capital develops competency models for mission-critical occupations across the Department. These models are the foundation for a variety of personnel management functions, including assessment and selection. Completed competency models include the following series:
OPM's Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) are available on their website. The five core qualifications (Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, and Building Coalitions) consist of several competencies that define the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for success in leadership positions throughout the Federal Government. The ECQs are used by many agencies for selection, performance management, and leadership development for management and executive positions.