Workforce Planning provides the framework for making staffing decisions based on your agency's mission, strategic plan, budgetary resources, and desired workforce competencies. Succession planning is a subset of workforce planning that focuses on critical positions, including the replacement of individuals or groups of people in the workforce. Succession planning enables management to respond to changes in personnel by ensuring that there are well-qualified people ready to assume critical positions in the shortest possible time when vacancies occur.
The Workforce Planning Office provides agencies with guidance, facilitation, and training to address needs related to workforce and succession planning, knowledge transfer and retention strategies, and managing generational differences.
Workforce Planning Resources
- Workforce Guide
- Workforce Planning Toolkit – Succession Planning (NASPE, 2007) PDF
- Succession Plan - A Sample
Forms and Planning Documents
- Workforce Checklist
- Communications Strategy – Template
- Career Development Plan
- Knowledge and Skills Form