Award Date

3-31-2000

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Public Administration

Number of Pages

35

Abstract

This paper, prepared for the Department of Public Administration, will identify and analyze some problems with succession planning at the Department of Energy Nevada Operations Office. My main concern is the fact that retirements, a hiring freeze, insufficient training funds, and rampant promotions are combining to make the existing workforce at DOE/NV fatter, dumber, and happier. The section on the DOE/NV organization reveals that as a result of Strategic Alignment Initiatives, the organization has downsized, but has not right-sized. The section on the subcritical mission focuses on only one of DOE/NV’s important missions and shows why it is critical to DOE/NV to maintain a highly technical workforce to support that mission. The section on training and development discusses which programs are working and which are not working to maintain DOE/NV's technical skill mix. Finally, the conclusion reiterates the main problems that DOE/NV has in its succession planning and suggests some solutions to the problems.

Keywords

Civil service; Employees — Rating of; Employees – Training of; United States. Dept. of Energy. Nevada Operations Office

Disciplines

Public Administration

Language

English


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