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OPM's online training platform hits $100 million in savings

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta said that the agency's "one-stop shop" for federal human resources training—HR University—has achieved $100 million in cost savings so far across the federal government.

"HRU is a prime example of how we are developing a first-class federal workforce that is well-prepared, well-trained and has the right skills," Archuleta wrote in an April 2 blog post.

The OPM director said HRU, which was launched by the Chief Human Capital Officers Council in February 2011, provides a "creative way" to provide training in an affordable way during a time of tight budgets.

"HRU is an online platform that hosts courses that are identified as the best HR training across government," she wrote. "Since HRU offers courses and resources that agencies have already developed, it reduces duplication across government and saves precious resources."

She noted that the president's fiscal 2015 budget proposal calls for more such collaborative training initiatives.

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