Welcome to the Office of Workforce Planning
Planning for the Future
State employees are aging and many are drawing closer to retirement. Meanwhile, the next generation offers fewer people and different skill sets. As agencies progress, they will have to find ways to reconcile these shifting demographics and continue to provide quality services to the people of Oklahoma. The Office of Workforce Planning is designed to assist in workforce planning for state agencies.
A New Beginning
ﬂ74-840-1.6A passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Henry in 2004 established the Office of Workforce Planning within the Office of Personnel Management. Its mission is too assist state agencies in analyzing the current workforce, determine future workforce needs, and implement solutions so that agencies may accomplish their missions.
Strategy for Success
The Office of Workforce Planning is focusing its efforts on three main services that it will provide to agencies: research and information, workforce planning facilitation, and policy navigation.
Research: The office is collecting and storing information as well as networking with other states and organizations about their workforce planning practices. Such a repository of information will help inspire creative thinking for addressing Oklahoma's workforce challenges. Best practices, guides, training, and programs will be made available online.
Facilitation: The office is prepared to:
1) Offer training or an overview of the workforce planning process.
2) Speak to leadership teams about the implications and benefits of such planning.
3) Guide decision makers through the process of evaluating their specific workforce situations.
4) Organize a consortium of human resources professionals to increase collaboration and cooperation.
Navigation: As agencies progress and begin to devise and implement plans to overcome their challenges, it will be important that proposals and actions fall within the applicable rules, laws and processes of managing human resources in the state of Oklahoma. The Office of Workforce Planning is poised to connect agencies to the expert advice from various ruling authorities.