HR Open Standards Consortium Announces 4.3.0-rc2 Candidate Release

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HR Open Standards Consortium announces the 4.3.0-rc2 Candidate specification is available to the public. This release includes two new specifications: the Employee and Employment Earnings specification and the JDX standard converted to JSON and XML. As a candidate release, the specifications have not been approved by the Consortium members and are available for feedback from the general public.

The Employment and Earnings Records standard will address the reporting of individual employee employment and earnings records to the government. The specification will explain how these records can be better used by employers, government, and public-private data collaboratives in support of the creation of workforce analytics. The specification includes the Worker record which may be used to set up details about the worker in an HR, Payroll, Timecard, or other systems.

The Job Data Exchange (JDX) was an initiative to refine a data standard for job posting developed in coordination with the HR Open Standards Consortium, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation,, and Credential Engine. The JDX standard has been converted to JSON-Schema and XML and is now hosted by HR Open Standards to better promote its adoption and allow continued maintenance and enhancements for system-to-system integrations.  

“The JDX is an incredibly important step forward in data collaboration in the HR Industry,” said Jason Sole, HR Open Standards President and Director of Sales Engineering at DirectEmployers Association. “HR Open Standards Consortium has long stood for the easy and open sharing of data, and we have found like and very capable, minds in the Chamber Foundation and other members of this endeavor. The JDX will well serve employers in finding, and more importantly, hiring quality talent."

As a global and open Consortium, the standards are available to anyone to download for free, reinforcing our commitment to collaboration. HR Open Standards is consistently updating our current standards and providing new use cases for easy implementation. To learn about all of our standards and download free suites of HR-XML and HR-JSON data exchange standards please visit the HR Open Standards website,


About HR Open Standards

Founded in 1999 as the HR-XML Consortium, HR Open Standards Consortium is a voluntary, consensus-based standards organization. Our community of HR technologists facilitate discussions on global technology concepts and challenges. Members collaborate to develop free standards, which encompass the full HR domain from Hire to Retire and are open to all HR professionals.