Implement workforce and staffing plans

Project Goals

  • Implement best practices for human resources workforce planning, including but not limited to CalHR, as part of a strategic plan for UCOP
  • Leverage input from stakeholders, including campuses and students, to assess current and future staffing and competency gaps
  • Implement a workforce planning strategy covering a 3-5 year period
  • Assess and evaluate workforce planning strategies annually against defined performance metrics

Plan Assumptions

  • Goals of workforce planning will encompass aligning staffing with strategic plans, increasing rigor in making staffing trade-offs to support strategic growth, and regularly review staffing levels and allocations
  • Workforce plans will align with divisional strategic plans
  • Strategic plans will incorporate input from campus and student stakeholders
  • UCOP will align workforce plans with the budgeting process to ensure proactive planning for talent needs
  • UCOP will continue practice of regularly reviewing programs and services

CSA Recommendations

By April 2018

  • Complete phase one of CalHR’s best practice workforce planning model by developing a strategic direction for its workforce plan.

By April 2019

  • Implement phase two of CalHR’s best practice workforce planning model by determining its current and future staffing and competency gaps. As part of this phase, the Office of the President should consider the input of stakeholders including campuses and students, regarding which elements of its organization are of critical importance and which elements it could potentially eliminate or downsize.

By April 2020

  • Implement phase three of CalHR’s best practice workforce planning model by presenting the final workforce plan to its staff and beginning its implementation by carrying out workforce planning strategies covering a three-to five-year period. The Office of the President should make its final workforce plan publically available.
  • Implement phase four and five of CalHR’s best practice workforce planning model by implementing its workforce plan strategies and annually evaluating the completed workforce plan strategies against defined performance indicators and revising the plan where necessary.