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Our vision

  • Enable innovation by allowing employers, government and software vendors to leverage flexible, comprehensive, and free HR specifications; and
  • Lead the global community as the premier provider of specifications that enable interoperability between HR systems

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Our mission

  • To lead the ongoing development of robust, extensible, global HR interoperability standards enabling easy-to-implement, time- and cost-effective integration of HR systems.
  • To expand and engage the standards community in sharing experiences and expertise for the betterment of the community.
  • To collaborate with other standards organizations to ensure interoperability and business alignment.

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About the consortium

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.

Our vision

  • Enable innovation by allowing employers, government and software vendors to leverage flexible, comprehensive, and free HR specifications.
  • Lead the global community as the premier provider of specifications that enable interoperability between HR systems.

Our mission

  • To lead the ongoing development of robust, extensible, global HR interoperability standards enabling easy-to-implement, time- and cost-effective integration of HR systems.
  • To expand and engage the standards community in sharing experiences and expertise for the betterment of the community.
  • To collaborate with other standards organizations to ensure interoperability and business alignment.