On January 17, TRC staff member Carol Vallett presented at a congressional briefing with the NCST team.
During the session workforce issues were recognized as a key element of a resilient transportation system. State Departments of Transportation can find it challenging to recruit and retain a skilled workforce. As the current generation of employees approaches retirement, recruiting and developing skilled workers will take on an even greater role in building organizational capacity for the future. Her presentation revealed the findings from research into individual motivation to join and leave state DOT employment and how the organization can manage retention and potential knowledge loss in the organization. The presentation was well received by an interested audience.