Join the MPAC Committee for their February Lunch Program: Is There Anybody out There? Staffing to Meet Demands.
With the surge in the local economy in western Washington, public agencies are tasked with strategizing on how to staff to meet demands in delivering projects. Join us in a lively discussion with speakers from two major agencies, Eric Ellis from SDOT and Max Phan from Snohomish County, on the challenges and solutions.
Funding from Federal, State and local sources are being pooled to build infrastructure to meet the population boom. The passage of “Move Seattle” is a good example of an aggressive program that requires considerable resources. Should the agency staff up to meet short term demands, or utilize consulting expertise?
The pros and cons of hiring will be explored, including promoting within the agency, advertisement outside the agency and establishing depth of staff and experience. The existing talent pool is being stretched with demands from both public and private sectors. Other means of staffing up, such as hiring consultants during peak periods, use of on-call contracts and use of contract employees will be discussed.
The other side of the challenge is maintenance of staff in a booming economy. Retention strategies, marketing of benefits (insurance, time off, retirement), union membership, location and job commute and life balance are all factors to consider in balancing the needs of agencies.
Event Date & Time:2/14/2018 11:15 AM - 2/14/2018 1:30 PM
Venue :Puget Sound Regional Council (PRSC) - Board Room
1011 Western Ave, Ste 500
Seattle , WA , 98104
Contact Person :Kurt Ahrensfeld, PE
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : (425) 322-0266
Company : Perteet
Title : Senior Project Manger