Report 2015-608 Recommendation 12 Responses

Report 2015-608: High Risk: State Departments Need to Improve Their Workforce and Succession Planning Efforts to Mitigate the Risks of Increasing Retirements (Release Date: May 2015)

Recommendation #12 To: Transportation, Department of

Caltrans should identify a key resource, such as a unit, by June 30, 2015, to track the results of workforce and succession planning activities across the department to ensure that the workforce and succession planning activities it implements are monitored on a departmentwide level.

6-Month Agency Response

Caltrans has established the OERM as the key resource to track the workforce and succession planning program results and monitor department-wide process. OERM submitted a copy of the Workforce Planning communication and outreach plan to the CSA in July 2015.

On August 13, 2015, OERM held its first workforce planning brown bag meeting to educate champions selected by districts and divisions on workforce planning. In addition, OERM presented the Workforce and Succession Plan to Caltrans' Executive Board on September 16, 2015, and on October 12, 2015, conducted its third quarterly Workforce Planning Forum.

Corrective action fully implemented.

  • Completion Date: July 2015
  • Response Date: November 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

Caltrans has established the OERM as the key resource to track the workforce and succession planning program results and monitor department-wide process. To ensure that it is empowered and able to track workforce planning activities at the departmental level and by individual groups, the OERM will have direct access to Caltrans' Executive Board and will report quarterly on current efforts, challenges, and progress relating to workforce planning. Additionally, as indicated in the update to the first recommendation, OERM will work with a cross-disciplinary group of Caltrans' management, and plans to use "champions," monthly forums, and brown bag sessions to enhance workforce and succession planning.

  • Estimated Completion Date: August 31, 2015
  • Response Date: July 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented


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