Award Date

12-2000

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Public Administration

First Committee Member

Dr. Soonhee Kim

Second Committee Member

Dr. Karen Layne

Number of Pages

50

Abstract

The topic of this professional paper is the succession planning program at the Department of Energy Nevada Operations Office (DOE/NV). I have prepared this paper for the Department of Public Administration in partial fulfillment of a Masters of Public Administration degree. The paper centers on the interpretation of data that was received through an office-wide survey of the staff and leaders of the DOE/NV. The data presented supports the theory that there may be significant weaknesses found in the current structure of the succession planning that may directly affect whether or not the program will succeed. The analyses performed focuses primarily on the opportunities that the succession planning program affords to both females and minorities at DOE/NV. At the conclusion of this analysis, several suggested solutions will be presented that could sharpen the intent, purpose, and ultimately spell success for the succession planning program at DOE/NV.

Keywords

Career development; Employees; Executive succession; Organizational effectiveness; Promotions; United States. Dept. of Energy. Nevada Operations Office

Disciplines

Human Resources Management | Public Administration

Language

English


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