HR University (HRU) is the Federal Government "one stop" training resource center for the Federal Human Resources (HR) professional. Through the use of a web-based platform, HRU provides a wide variety of training and development resources geared toward HR professionals. Features include access to (1) a course catalog that incorporates OPM approved HR related courses from various Federal agencies and vendors; (2) learning opportunities through multiple delivery methods (a blended learning approach); (3) a "core" curriculum and criteria that emphasize solid technical knowledge and expertise; and finally, (4) other developmental resources, including a career guide for current and future HR professions that focus on building competencies and skills.
HRU seeks to support professionalization of the Federal HR career field and is designed to address competency and skill gaps within the HR community, achieve government-wide savings through more efficient HR practices and knowledge sharing, identify practices from among the best HR training programs across government, and establish a means for sharing knowledge, training and resources across all agencies. HRU fulfills the following three major training needs for the Federal HR profession: Broader awareness and understanding of the foundational knowledge around applicable laws, Development of technical and analytical skills, and Promotion of strategic thinking and partnering skills.
The Chief Human Capital Officers Council (CHCOC) and Federal Human Resources (HR) community leaders have made professionalizing the HR community and building skills, competencies, and knowledge for HR professionals a priority. Since 2009, the CHCOC has been working on various skills gap closure strategies via subcommittee and workgroups. HRU captures many of the recourses and efforts from these workgroups.
The CHCOC members, who consist of representatives from 26 Federal agencies and the Small Agency Council, voted unanimously to create HRU and continue supporting this tool. Through the HRU Ambassadors and other CHCOC committees, HRU supports the Federal HR professional development.
By reducing duplicative courses across the Federal government, identifying the best Federal HR training across the government, and establishing a means for sharing these resources through HRU, Government-wide cost savings are realized through the sharing of resources and economies of scale.
HRU is proud to provide free and cost-effective HR training and resources to the Federal Government. By sharing resources, agencies are able to reduce duplication and save training dollars. HRU also provides value by vetting courses through the Office of Personnel Management and CHCOC. This ensures cost-savings and quality are cornerstones of HRU.
There is a pop-up notification on HRU’s course catalog reminding users to check for and take online courses from an agency’s learning management system (LMS). If courses are available on your agency’s LMS, users should sign in to the agency's LMS and complete HRU’s online course from within that system. This will ensure the user’s HRU online courses are tracked and available for agency reporting. However, for all online courses completed through HRU, users will have the option to self-generate a certificate. Users would complete the individual information section and print the certificate before exiting the HRU online course. For HRU online courses provided in multiple sections, users must print certificates for all sections to show completion for the entire course.
Users should adhere to their agency’s internal training approval process before registering for or completing any courses in HRU’s course catalog. Before taking an HRU online course on HRU.gov, please confirm whether the course is offered through the agency’s Learning Management System (LMS). If so, users should access and complete the course through that LMS in order to document the training within the agency. If the HRU course is not available through a user’s agency LMS, the course can be accessed through HRU.gov the completion certificate(s) can be printed. Users would then work with their agency Training Coordinator to ensure the training completion is documented and reported within the agency.
Keep in mind, for all HRU online courses completed through HRU.gov, users will have the option to self-generate a certificate. Users should complete an individual information section and print the certificate before exiting the course(s). For HRU online courses provided in multiple sections, users must print certificates for all sections to show completion for the entire course.
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The new format of HRU no longer has cross domain functionality. Agencies should remove the cross domain courses and instead, import the SCORM course package for the OPM online courses. The SCORM course packages can be provided by your agency’s HRU Ambassador.