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Workforce Planning

Workforce planning is the systematic process for identifying and addressing the gaps between the workforce of today and the human resource needs of tomorrow. It provides the foundation for strategic human resource decisions. As with any planning, this process draws together program management, human resources, budgeting, and program staff. In developing a workforce plan, organizations should systematically address the issues driving change.

Benefits of Workforce Planning

          • Improves organizational responsiveness, effectiveness and efficiency
          • Retains critical skills
          • Staffs critical positions
          • Facilitates knowledge transfer
          • Focuses employee development and training
          • Makes realistic staffing projections for budgeting

Specific information is provided below. If you have additional questions, please contact Wes Swarner at 502-782-9520.


Workforce Planning Guide

Knowledge Management

NASPE Succession Planning


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