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USGS Workforce Plan 2015-2020 Results

The USGS Workforce Plan 2015-2020 identified a set of actions to address specific gaps and strategies. These include increasing diversity; expanding flexibility though a multi-sector workforce and resource sharing; addressing skill needs; and succession planning. Many of the action plans resulted in the development of resources for local level supervisors and managers, as well as the bureau at-large.

  • Diversity: recruitment resources for attracting diverse talent are available on the USGS intranet.
  • Flexibility/Multisector Workforce: options for filling positions are featured in the Supervisorís Toolkit.
  • Flexibility/Resource Sharing: the Shared Workforce Ad Portal (SWAP) provides USGS managers with a tool to share workforce resources to complete short-term work assignments as well as to fill permanent positions through the use of lateral assignments.  
  • Skill Set Needs:
    • The behavioral interview guide ( internal only) provides hiring managers sample questions to use when screening candidates on the skill needs identified in the USGS workforce plan
    • an individual development plan (IDP) is an employee development tool that identifies activities that will help you enhance your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Local-level Workforce Planning: guidance for conducting workforce planning at the Center and Office level can be found at the Workforce Planning Toolkit
  • Succession Planning — in development

We invite you to contact our office to share results youíve achieved through workforce planning in your organization.

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