Practical Strategies for Succession Planning and Knowledge Management

Authors: Berzon, Judi; Currie, Richard B.

Source: Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEF/AWWA Joint Management 2006 , pp. 421-434(14)

Publisher: Water Environment Federation

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Abstract:

Union Sanitary District has implemented a Succession Planning and Long-Term Staffing Program to address the challenges of a shrinking pool of qualified candidates and the loss of critical knowledge with the upcoming retirement of many long-term employees. Our approach differs from conventional models in that USD partnered with the employees' union in developing and implementing the program. Our program goes beyond addressing succession planning of management staff. USD has also been developing succession plans for key individuals such as electricians, mechanics, operators and administrative staff that possess valuable institutional and technical knowledge.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864706783789996

Publication date: January 1, 2006

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