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Workforce Planning

Workforce Planning

Workforce Planning is a systematic approach to:

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  • Identifying future work requirements;
  • Understanding how changing work requirements impact workforce needs and;
  • Implementing actions to fill gaps between present and future workforce needs.

Successful workforce planning ensures that the Commonwealth of Virginia is prepared to acquire, develop, and maintain an agile and productive workforce to successfully provide needed services to the citizens of Virginia.

Why Is Workforce Planning Important

  • Reduces gaps in knowledge and skills that impact service delivery.
  • Strengthens continuity of operations.
  • Fosters logical, data-driven workforce management practices.
  • Improves career development, enrichment, and advancement opportunities.

Workforce planning ensures that the Commonwealth of Virginia sustains the delivery of critical services for the citizens of Virginia.