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.
Workforce planning ensures that the Commonwealth of Virginia sustains the delivery of critical services for the citizens of Virginia.
Workforce Planning is a methodology in which the Commonwealth of Virginia focuses on the need to acquire, develop, and maintain an agile and productive workforce to meet future workforce needs.
Employees and Managers both have important roles in Workforce Planning to meet individual and Commonwealth of Virginia workforce interests.
What do you want?
Establish what the employee wants to achieve with their career.
What is happening currently?
Establish the employee’s understanding of their current role and skills.
What are the gaps and challenges?
Identify what is missing or is in the way.
What could you do?
Generate multiple options for closing the gap from goal to reality.
What will you do?
Identify achievable steps to move from reality to goal.
Training – classroom, online, on-the-job, apprenticeships
Special assignments and projects
Human Resources plays a significant role in Workforce Planning efforts across agencies:
In 2017, § 2.2-1209.C of the Code of Virginia was amended to require that all Executive Branch Agencies include key workforce planning issues in the annual strategic
planning process. Agencies are required to develop succession plans for key personnel, executive positions, and employees nearing retirement.