Title: Changing competencies for human resource management: examining e-government scorecard and Federal Human Capital Survey evidence

Authors: Heather Getha-Taylor, Jooho Lee

Addresses: University of South Carolina, 325 Gambrell Hall, Columbia, SC 29208, USA. ' Political Science and Public Affairs Research, University of Idaho, AD 205, Moscow, ID 83844, USA

Abstract: As of this writing, effective human capital management is one of the key provisions of the President|s Management Agenda (PMA), which is committed to improving management processes on the US federal level to achieve results. While US federal organisations have made significant strides in improving human capital management, a connected component of the PMA, e-government, lags behind for several large federal organisations. The connection between human capital management and e-government is a recent one. This manuscript seeks to investigate the connection between these two key components of the President|s Management Agenda to answer the question: |how are human resource management competencies evolving to reflect changing technology and knowledge management needs?| Using data from the President|s Management Scorecard (between 2002 and 2006), and two Federal Human Capital Surveys (2004, 2006), this manuscript gives special attention to the association between leading and lagging federal e-government agencies and IT and knowledge competence.

Keywords: e-government; human resource management; President|s Management Agenda; PMA; Federal Human Capital Survey; FHCS; human capital management; USA; United States; electronic government; federal agencies; information technology; knowledge competence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPSPM.2008.018914

International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management, 2008 Vol.1 No.2, pp.150 - 166

Available online: 23 Jun 2008 *

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