provides a framework for making personnel decisions based on the organization's mission, strategic plan, budgetary resources and desired job knowledge and skills. Workforce planning allows managers to anticipate change rather than being surprised by it. It also sets up methods for addressing present and anticipated workforce issues.
identifies necessary KSAs (knowledge, skills and abilities) and works to assess, develop, and retain a talent pool of employees in order to ensure stability for all critical positions.
Your agency must complete a yearly workforce planning report. Agency HR directors will be provided advance notice of the due date of the report each year. The report provides your agency with the opportunity to ask the Office of Administration for help with workforce and succession planning. OA-Human Resources' Bureau of Workforce Planning, Development and Equal Employment Opportunity will follow up with your agency on issues.
retirement projection and employee mobility
Learn the in’s and out’s of maintaining your agency’s workforce by attending the "Workforce and Succession Planning: The Future of the Commonwealth Workforce" class. This course is offered through the Keystone Academy for Learning
, within the Supervisors/Managers learning series. Sign up through LSO at www.myworkplace.state.pa.us
> My Training.
Additional materials and support are available by contacting OA-Human Resources' Bureau of Workforce Planning, Development and Equal Employment Opportunity at 717.787.3813.