Enterprise Human Capital Management (EHCM)


The Enterprise Human Capital Management (EHCM) system is used throughout HHS to process personnel actions, administer benefits, and more. EHCM is an upgrade to the Capital HR system. Capital HR launched in 2002 and EHCM replaced Capital HR in 2019. EHCM is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Recurring EHCM system downtime

On the 2nd Friday of each pay period starting at 5:00PM (EST) through the 1st Monday of the pay period 6:00 AM (EST) EHCM will be down

EHCM functionality

  • Benefits Management 
  • Workforce Administration
  • PAR (Personal Action Requests) Processing
  • Recruiting & Staff Acquisition (Job Requisition)
  • Position Management


  • EHCM course offerings via the NIH Training Center
    • Monday, December 11, 2023
    • Thursday, February 8, 2024
    • Friday, April 19, 2024
    • Wednesday, June 26, 2024
    • Thursday, August 29, 2024

*Tentative Dates: Check the NIH Training Center website for exact dates.

Account information

Accounts automatically lock if you have not logged in within the last 60 days and are deleted if you have not logged in within 180 days.

New EHCM users must log-in with a physical PIV Card. Unfortunately, using “network credentials” or FIDO keys are not an option at this time.

The EHCM System Roles document provides information on EHCM roles and descriptions.