2018 State of Transportation

Workforce Development

  • WSDOT's retirement eligible - expect to lose 46 percent of engineering staff due to retirement or attrition by 2022
  • 75 - 80 percent of maintenance leadership eligible in same period
  • WSDOT aspires to recruit and retain highly competent and motivated employees
  • Recruitment efforts:
    • Building a modern work environment: teleworking, flexible schedules, compressed workweek schedules, piloting "infants at work" program
    • Developing talent: re-examining our leadership training, tuition reimbursement, enhancing Knowledge Transfer process
    • Developing Talent Pipelines: targeted outreach in diverse communities; re-entry efforts
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