Strategic Workforce Planning: Vital Tips for Professionals in the Public Sector

Rachel Bangasser

EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK, you are almost certain to find a sense of urgency that drives both Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) and change in the public sector, due to issues such as decreased fiscal resources, increased retirement, and altering work responsibilities. The SWP process comes at an important time as the mean age of the workforce continues to rise across the United States. This is particularly concerning in government. In fact, researchers have stated that state government has an older workforce than any other public sector.1 As the first wave of the baby boomer generation has started retiring, there has been a strain on state government, ...

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