The USGS Workforce Planning Data Guide includes the topics addressed below.
- How to run FPPS Datamart Queries
- Glossary of Terms
- Measures and Metrics
There is no recognized group or authority that sets definitive definitions, rules or formulas for human capital metrics, for either private or public sector. As a result, commonly used human capital metric terms are derived from a fairly wide variety of formulas and definitions. Many of the most commonly used terms, such as Attrition, Termination, and Turnover, have the largest variety of approaches, definitions, and formulas. Many of the terms that are fairly standardized are also confusing as to whether they include all employees, or are limited to permanent employees.
The USGS Human Resources Office has researched a wide variety of generally accepted human capital metrics, and established standardized definitions and formulas that use descriptive terms to eliminate confusion in understanding the USGS Workforce Demographics, Metrics, and Measures data.