NCHRP Synthesis 543: Transportation Workforce Planning and Development Strategies

Publisher: The National Academies Press
Publication Year: 2019
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Resource Summary: Estimates indicate that more than 14 million jobs—about 11% of civilian jobs in the United States—are related to infrastructure. Transportation workforce strategies are highly decentralized with no national standards for operations, planning, or programming. This synthesis focuses on the state of practice associated with the implementation of transportation workforce planning and development strategies at state departments of transportation (DOTs) and associated local and tribal technical assistance programs (LTAPs/TTAPs).

Change Forces
  • Changing Demographics
  • Competition for Specialized Skills
  • Engaging with Stakeholders
  • Experience Gap
  • Public Expectations
  • Public Information Requests
  • Workforce Evolution
  • Workforce Transitions
  • Agility and Resilience
  • Aligning Skills to Needs
  • Attracting and Retaining
  • Branding
  • Communications
  • Funding and Regulations
  • New Candidate Pools
  • New Generation of Workers
  • New Skills
  • New Technologies
  • Operations Focus
  • Partnerships
  • Shifting Responsibilities
  • Social Media and Crowdsourcing
  • Transparency
  • Workforce Planning
  • Workforce Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Recruiting and Retention
  • Professional Development
  • Partnerships
  • P3
  • Employee Engagement