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HR-JSON Candidate Release

HR Open Standards Consortium just released the candidate (beta) JSON Timecard and Employee Wellness specifications. The 4.0 release of our suite of data exchange standards allows for simpler implementations for adopters and trading partners through:

  • A single namespace
  • Simplified schemas
  • Use of UNCEFACT core components
  • HR Specific data types
  • Consistency across XML and JSON schemas (extensions, attributes, and minimal nesting)

Download the JSON Timecard and Employee Wellness specifications here.

Please send any comments about this candidate release to

HR Open Development Projects 

HR Open Standards Consortium has numerous projects that may be of interest to your organization.   For details about each project, please visit our Resources page.

  • Assessments
  • Background Checks
  • Benefits Enrollment
  • Recruiting
  • Salary Survey
  • Timecard
  • Video Interviewing

Organizational and Individual members are invited to participate in any of our new or existing projects.  For more details, contact us at


HR Integration Standards

HR Open Standards enable organizations to simplify the development process and integrate easily with other systems. The XML and JSON standards cover a wide range of HR process and specifications:

  • Assessments
  • Contingent Staffing
  • Employee Provisioing
  • Employee Benefits
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll
  • Performance Management
  • Recruiting
  • Screening
  • Stock Plans
  • Time Management

Download HR-XML 3.3 specifications for Free.


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