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HR Open Standards

About Our Work

We simplify HR integrations.

A GLOBAL STANDARDS COMMUNITY

Founded in 1999, the HR Open Standards Consortium is the only independent, non-profit, volunteer-led organization dedicated to the development and promotion of a standard suite of specifications to enable human resource related data exchanges.
Our standards are free, current global HR vocabularies developed in a transparent, collaborative, consensus-based environment open to all HR professionals and organizations.


HR Open Standards has 3 slide shows providing an overview of HR Open and our development process. Please feel free to download any of the slide shows for your use. If you need additional information, please contact us.

HR Open Overview (9 slides)


HR Open Overview (11 slides)


HR Open Overview with Project Details (24 slides)


OUR VISION

Global adoption of HR Open Standards through broad collaboration.

OUR MISSION

HR Open provides the place where industry leaders collaborate to enable innovation.

OUR VALUES

Open Standards: Participation ensures your company’s HR technology needs are addressed. Allows a focus on solution differentiation instead of vendor lock-in.
Networking & Alliances: Provides an environment to collaborate with like-minded colleagues of different skill sets and job functions. Creates opportunities to work with top-level management across the industry to form business alliances.
Engagement & Expertise: Access, insight, and input into best practices and technology direction and the opportunity to participate in all aspects.
Level Playing Field: All organizations, regardless of size, have access to the same resources and can bring perspectives to the table.
Resource Utilization: Saves research and development time, investment, and human capital compared to custom implementation.

How we develop standards

The process

Industry need
Project proposal
Define Use Cases
Develop schema
Consortium vote
Deployment
HR Open Standards Staff

Meet our team

Kim Bartkus

Executive Director

Kelly Berntson

Communications & Event Manager

Dimitar Daraganov

Technical Consultant
Board of Directors

Meet our Board

These are the industry and thought leaders guiding the standards starship.

Andrew Cunsolo

President, Board of Directors

Suneel Mendiratta

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Jason Sole

Secretary, Board of Directors

Rick Barfoot

Board Member

Jim Elder

Board Member

David Garrett

Board Member

Bon Idziak

Board Member

Ingolf Teetz

Board Member

Jan-Willem van der Boom

Board Member

David Vargas

Board Member