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Workforce Workgroup - Yellow Team

The Workforce Workgroup, (activities designated in yellow on the strategic plan map), was created to develop and support a competent public health workforce.  
 
Below is a list of yellow team goals, updates, activities and products:

BPH Workforce Workgroup Background              

The Workforce Workgroup is one of 5 workgroups formed as a result of the Bureau’s strategic planning process. These workgroups serve the joint role of a) recommending and implementing steps to meet Bureau priorities as identified in the Bureau’s Strategic Plan and b) addressing gaps identified in the Bureau’s Accreditation Readiness Assessment.

Current Members

  • Judy Ashcraft - Office of Environmental Health Services
  • Stephanie Burdette - DHHR Office of Human Resources Management
  • Erica Dickerson - DHHR Office of Human Resources Management
  • Russell Hicks - Privacy, Informatics and Continuity
  • Pam Holt - DHHR Office of Human Resources Management
  • Susan Jackson - Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health
  • Dan Mace - Center for Performance Management and Systems Development
  • Amanda McCarty - Center for Performance Management and Systems Development
  • Judy McGill - Office of Community Health Systems and Health Promotion
  • Judi Nuckolls - Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health
  • Wilma Pile - Center for Performance Management and Systems Development
  • Cindy Pillo - Office of Nutrition Services
  • Tisha Reed - Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health
  • Rebecca Schmidt - Center for Threat Preparedness
  • Denise Smith - Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health
  • Barb Taylor - BPH Administration
  • Taya Williams - Office of Minority Health

Former: Megan Diehl, Denise Ferris, Paula Johnson, Cynthia Keely, Andrea Labik, Janet Richards, Joyce Spiroff, Sidney Thompson, Stephanie Thorn, Kate Hatfield

Goal: Serve as a BPH advisory committee to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of BPH workforce development activities.

Objectives:

1. Identify, share and support the implementation of best practices in workforce development
2. Engage BPH employees in development of workforce planning
3. Support BPH leadership in coordinating and communicating workforce policy across offices and centers
4. Support workforce-related accreditation requirements

Process and Successes

The Workgroup’s first meeting was held in November, 2012 and a chair was appointed in January 2013. Using the Draft Strategic Implementation Plan developed by members of the Bureau’s Leadership Team, a project plan was created and approved by workgroup members in February 2013. This plan included subcommittees to address the following target areas: Human Resources Strategy (policies and procedures), Succession Planning, Retention and Employee Engagement, and Orientation and Training.

Workgroup members signed-up for one or more subcommittees and each subcommittee elected a chair. Activities and deliverables were assigned to each subcommittee and the Project Plan was used to track the activities, deliverable status and members responsible.

Products created by the Workforce Workgroup are described in Table 1.  The products labeled “Final” are being routed through the clearance process by staff in the Center for Performance Management and Systems Development and will be presented to employees in the June Employee Development Forum.

Table 1: Workforce Workgroup Products

The following BPH Workforce Workgroup products are available for use by BPH employees. These tools were developed by BPH employees to support our colleagues and do not represent Bureau or Departmental policy.

These tools not comprehensive, they are purely optional, and they may be revised as feedback is received from BPH employees.

Supervisor Checklist for Employee Exit

The Department of Health and Human Resources is developing a comprehensive exit process for employees that will be rolled-out across all Bureaus. While this new exit process is being developed, workgroup members created this brief checklist to supplement to the Department of Health and Human Resources Checklist for Departing Employees, which is available through the DHHR Intranet under Employee Forms/Office of Human Resources Management/Employee Exit Information.

Acknowledgement of Employee Resignation and/or Intent to Retire 

The Department of Health and Human Resources is developing a comprehensive exist process for employees that will be rolled-out across all Bureaus. While this new exit process is being developed, Workgroup members created this template letter to acknowledge a verbal or written resignation from an employee. This template is based on the Department’s Acknowledgement of Verbal Recognition template which is available on the DHHR Intranet under Office of the Secretary/Human Resources Management/Employee Services/Employee Information Form Letters

BPH Employee Retirement Checklist

The BPH Employee Retirement Checklist was developed by the Workgroup to assist employees with planning for retirement and to support knowledge transfer.

Contact

Please send recommendations for workforce development, feedback and/or revisions on workgroup activities and products, and questions related to BPH workforce development to: bphworkforce@wv.gov

If you would like to join this workgroup, or another BPH Strategic Plan workgroup, please contact bphqi@wv.gov

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