NCHRP Report 693: Attracting, Recruiting, and Retaining Skilled Staff for Transportation System Operations and Management
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NCHRP Report 693:
Attracting, Recruiting, and Retaining Skilled Staff for Transportation System Operations and Management
(2012)
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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 693: Attracting, Recruiting, and Retaining Skilled Staff for Transportation System Operations and Management provides guidance designed to help transportation agencies recruit and retain qualified professional staff in the systems operation and management (SOM) area.

The report explores SOM career paths, skill requirements, and training needs and identifies successful programs, state-of-the-art initiatives, and best industry practices.

A set of tables showing SOM job categories, number of positions, and educational requirements for all 50 states was published as NCHRP Web-Only Document 182: Appendices to NCHRP Report 693.

In addition, a summary of the results of the project that developed NCHRP Report 693 and suggestions for senior management personnel related to attracting, recruiting, and retaining skilled staff for transportation system operations and management are available in an online Executive Workbook.

Topics

  • Transportation — Highways
  • Transportation — Maintenance and Preservation
  • Transportation — Operations and Traffic Management
  • Transportation — Administration and Management
  • Transportation — Education and Training

Publication Info

163 pages | 8.5 x 11
Contents

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-ix
2. Project Methodology 1-1
Task 1: Conduct Literature Review, Engage Leadership, and Determine SOM Staffing Estimates 2-4
Task 2: Identify Principal Pools of Potential Workers to Meet Forecasted SOM Needs 5-5
Task 3: Describe SOM Careers, Career Paths, and Attributes and Training Needed for Successful Performance of SOM Jobs 6-6
Task 6: Identify Resources Available to Facilitate Attracting, Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining SOM Staff 7-7
3. Full Project Results 8-8
3.1 Key Workforce Challenges and Trends 9-13
3.2 Overview of SOM Career Field 14-17
3.3 Profile of the Existing SOM Workforce 18-20
3.4 Estimating Future SOM Workforce Needs 21-27
3.5 Principal Pools of Potential Workers to Meet Forecasted SOM Needs 28-40
3.6 Establishing SOM Career Paths 41-48
4.1 Overview of Transportation Pipeline 49-49
4.2 Summary of the Materials Reviewed to Create Strategic Guidance 50-50
4.3 Introduction to the Strategic Action Plans 51-53
4.4 Recommendations and Strategic Action Plans for Each SOM Career Stage 54-58
5. Full SOM Workforce Action Plans 59-60
1. Implement Annual or Semi-Annual SOM Career Days 61-70
2. Develop SOM Curriculum Content for Related Higher Education Courses and Training Programs 71-80
3. Implement Student-Worker Internship Program with a Job Rotational Component 81-92
4. Implement Virtual Pre-Employment Realistic Job Preview 93-102
5. Institute Mentoring Program 103-114
6. Develop Employees and Maintain Employee Career Pathways 115-125
7. Implement SOM Succession Plans 126-134
8. Recruit from Non-Traditional Sources 135-143
6. Summary and Potential Future Research 144-150
Bibliography 151-153
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 154-154

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