Why is the Forest Service requiring the EmpowHR ID to be entered into IQCS?
In 2013 the Forest Service Washington Office Fire and Aviation Management (WO-FAM) Branch Chief for Fire Training worked with IQCS and Forest Service Human Resource Management (HRM) to add the EmpowHR ID field to IQCS. The purpose of adding EmpowHR ID to IQCS was to create the cross-connectivity between IQCS, HRM, and USDA databases. The EmpowHR ID is the unique identifier that is common to all the databases employed by the agency and Department. The EmpowHR ID was selected since it is not Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and has no use outside of agency databases.