The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Human Capital Framework (HCF) provides comprehensive guidance on strategic human capital management in the Federal Government. The framework provides direction on human capital planning, implementation, and evaluation in the Federal environment. The HCF's flexible structure supports organizational agility and adaptability, which agencies need in order to function successfully in the 21st century's dynamic environment.

The Human Capital Framework (HCF) guides agencies to effectively manage an organization's talent by promoting the use of sound talent management practices. The HCF provides talent management strategies that support and shape an organization's current workforce, while preparing for the future. It provides guidance on evaluation techniques that measure progress and outcomes for program and policy effectiveness, and prepares organizations for change by providing a foundation for organizational agility.