HR-XML is Now HR Open Standards, Continuing its Commitment to Simplify Human Resource Technology Integration

DENVER, CO / March 6, 2014 – HR-XML is re-emerging as HR Open Standards Consortium, Inc., the non-profit announced today. The name reflects the organization’s renewed mission to not only champion the development of data exchange standards for the human resources community, but also to simplify integration between HR technology service providers.

“We’re the only independent, non-profit and volunteer-led organization dedicated to this mission,” explained Kim Bartkus, executive director. “Names come and go, but our commitment to interoperability within the global HR community has remained constant since 1999. We look forward to leading the ongoing development of standards that ensure HR systems are easy to implement and integrate, which will reduce employers’ time to deploy, cut expenses and ultimately increase revenue.”

With standards developed by HR business and technology experts available for public download, the organization solves employers’ real-life integration and business needs and enables global data integration across the following specialties: assessments, benefits, contingent staffing, employee performance management, payroll, recruiting, screening and time management.

To learn more about HR Open Standards’ new identity and continuing purpose, view the Consortium’s video at

About HR Open Standards
Founded in 1999 as the HR-XML Consortium, HR Open Standards is the only independent, non-profit, volunteer-led organization dedicated to the development and promotion of common specifications that enable human resources-related data exchanges.

By championing collaboration and innovation, HR Open Standards works to save HR professionals time and money by providing employers, government, software and service providers with flexible, comprehensive and free sets of HR specifications. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Kim Bartkus, Executive Director
HR Open Standards Consortium, Inc.