• Aging workforce and succession planning considerations
• FAA’s Next Generation (NextGen) system
• Nontechnical task demands
The job duties and work environment for ATSS personnel are extremely complex. The job series encompasses multiple disciplines and requires extensive training. Incumbents confront environmental and travel issues, are subject to the demands of shift work, and have demands on their time beyond their assigned technical responsibilities. The implementation of the NextGen system adds an additional layer of ambiguity and concern regarding ATSS workload. All of these issues are acknowledged by the stakeholders who provided input to the committee. Any staffing model for ATSS personnel that is intended to be accepted by appropriate stakeholders will need to address these concerns.