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Human Capital Operating Plan

In today’s increasingly complex global environment, DoD’s civilian workforce continues to play a critical role in DoD’s mission to deter war and protect the security of our nation. A well-managed civilian workforce is indispensable to accomplishing DoD’s mission and goals.

The DoD FY24-25 HCOP reflects a realignment of the strategic roadmap for the numerous products, services, and human capital business solutions we provide to the DoD to manage the life cycle of our civilian workforce. Our overarching strategic human capital goals remain two-fold. First, invest in our civilian workforce by recruiting, developing, retaining, and inspiring an existing and new generation to remain in public service. Second, ensure our workforce is agile, information-advantaged, diverse, and highly skilled. Achieving these goals remains our highest priority. These goals align to both the priorities of our Secretary of Defense, and the Biden-Harris President’s Management Agenda (PMA). The updated FY24-25 HCOP also incorporates the DoD Strategic Management Plan and the Deputy Secretary of Defense’s initiative to create an enterprise-wide talent management strategy.

This HCOP is premised on three over-arching Human Capital (HC) objectives (HCO): Bolster the DoD’s Ability to Acquire and Shape a Resilient and Highly Skilled Ready Talented Workforce; Increase the DoD’s Ability to Cultivate, Manage and Retain Top Talent; and Advance the DoD’s Human Capital Management Program. The supporting strategies and initiatives under the refined HCOs will promote our far-reaching HR efforts, to include, building and strengthening DoD’s innovation workforce through the initiation of a new talent management construct, communicating the DoD-wide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) plan, and expanding our HR data analytics to aid civilian workforce management. Incorporated into these refined HCOs are metrics to measure the objectives and outcomes regularly and critically to identify strategies not working, achieved or need adjusting to meet changing priorities.