What does Workforce Planning mean at UC Merced?
Workforce planning is a continual process used to align the needs and priorities of the organization with those of its workforce to ensure it can meet its legislative, regulatory, service and production requirements and organizational objectives. As UC Merced is set to grow at a rapid pace through the 2020 Project, Chancellor Leland called on campus leadership to develop a plan to identify areas of priority that will receive additional staff to support the growth of UC Merced towards the campus vision. The Workforce Planning Initiative was comprised of three subcomittees, each one with their area of focus: Research Excellence and Academic Distinction; Student Success; and Organizational Efficiencies and Sustainability. BFSI provided facilitation support throughout the initiative and participated in the Organizational Efficiencies and Sustainability subcomittee. BFSI is now providing support to implement some of the recommendations provided from the Workforce Planning subcommittees.