Skip to main content

Survey Finds that Lack of Operator Certification Reciprocity Hinders the Staffing of Operations

Buy Article:

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

Abstract:

Many companies and municipalities who operate water and wastewater facilities have reported difficulty in staffing operations with certified water, wastewater, and lab personnel. This limited hiring pool results in demand outstripping supply in many states. Although those responsible for staffing operations have shared anecdotal evidence of this problem, no quantitative information on the prevalence of the problem existed.

The Water Partnership Council (WPC) conducted a survey of operation project managers in order to quantify if and where they are having difficulty with staffing operations. In all, 80 individuals responded to the survey. Since some individuals responded for multiple states, the number of responses for some questions exceeds 80. Collected data cover 34 states and two Canadian provinces.

The paper presents the results of the survey.

Keywords: RECIPROCITY; STAFFING; WORKFORCE SHORTAGE

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864707787223367

Publication date: 2007-10-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more