Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015 - Work Session
Agenda Item #1

Workforce Planning


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Rodney Barnes, Human Resources Director x3813

James Chesnutt, Human Resources Manager x3859

Action Requested
Work session. No action required.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

Workforce planning continues to be an area of critical importance for Manatee County Government. Every well-functioning organization strives to have a qualified, productive, and engaged workforce.  Therefore, finding and keeping good employees should stand as a perpetual priority.  With the U.S. and local economy just now reaching pre-recession health, recruiting and retaining quality workers now has become increasingly challenging for Manatee County Government.  Research reveals that government employers across the nation worry about offering compensation packages that attract younger workers, having baby boomers retire in waves and attracting and keeping talent for hard-to-fill positions.  These are the real issues facing Manatee County Government.

The discussion will focus on what planning activities are being anticipated and/or implemented, what we are doing to prepare for the upcoming “wisdom withdrawal” of our retiring baby boomers, what changes we may be recommending in our compensation plans, and explore our workforce planning needs considering the emerging trends and issues.  We will also examine Manatee County Government’s workforce demographic trends, local labor market changes, and trends in the public service labor market.

Financial impact:  N/A.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Workforce Planning - Slides.pdf
Attachment:  Follow Up Memo - Workforce Planning.pdf