Report 2007-007-ADV - Report on the Strategic Management of Human Capital: Succession Planning

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Executive Summary

Since 2002, the Office of Inspector General has issued periodic management advisories on the agency’s progress in meeting the core requirements of the President’s Management Agenda. We’ve reported information relating to the Strategic Management of Human Capital as Management Challenges in semiannual reports to Congress and in annual Performance and Accountability Reports. Further, OIG met with auditors from the Government Accountability Office and discussed the results of our periodic updates relating to the Agency’s management of human capital prior to their issuing their report in June 2008. OIG recognizes that the Agency has prioritized its budget to address reducing its backlog and managing the workload. However, it is also of utmost importance that the Agency addresses the Strategic Management of Human Capital, including workforce planning of which succession planning is a major part. Without planning today for tomorrow’s workforce, there are no assurances that the Agency will be able to continue to meet its mission in years to come.