Thought it might be helpful to include some further examples that illustrate that competency frameworks are being developed in places other than HR departments and by people other than HR specialists.
For example, other competency frameworks have been developed by professional organizations (some examples are below): A National Interprofessional Competency Framework, Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (2010)
Canadian Nurse Practitioner Core Competency Framework developed by the Canadian Nursing Association.
There are also examples of competency frameworks from higher education: University of Surrey, Competency Framework.
Royal Roads University (Doctorate of Social Sciences Program) Competency Framework.
University of Edinburgh leadership and management framework for professional services staff.
All of this indicates a growing movement towards closer integration between professional associations, the world of work, and higher education.
In short there is work underway to encourage better integration across all sectors to improve and build human competency. Hope this makes sense.