To ensure that CalHR can complete its workforce and succession planning workload on a timely basis and address other priorities that may arise, CalHR should develop an annual plan for the workforce planning unit by July 2015, and annually thereafter, that identifies the activities it plans to accomplish in the following fiscal year and the necessary resources. The plan should include, but not be limited to, activities such as evaluating the effectiveness of its guidance to departments, offering training sessions, conducting reviews of department workforce and succession plans, and addressing strategic initiatives.
Please see 2015/16 fiscal year business plan for the Workforce Development Programs and Special Projects Division that will be sent under separate cover as Appendix E. The new division business plan identifies the program objectives to be completed in the current fiscal year. Each objective has been aligned with CalHR's refreshed strategic plan goals. The division management team monitors the progress being made on business plan objectives on a monthly basis.
CalHR is on schedule to implement this recommendation by July 2015.
CalHR is in the process of creating a mission statement and strategic goals for the new Workforce Development Programs and Special Projects Division. Facilitated sessions to create a 2015-16 business plan for the division recently concluded and the strategic and business plans are being finalized. This planning process will specifically address the strategic and operational concerns of the Statewide Workforce Planning and Recruitment Unit.
The department did not provide documentation supporting the actions it identified in its response, but indicated it plans to provide the documentation as part of its six-month response.
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