Effective agencies are founded on statements of vision, mission, values and guiding principles. Workforce Plans must flow from
these foundational statements. By describing how the future will look, the agency’s vision statement lets employees, partners and those it serves know what is needed and expected of its workforce. It follows that the workforce plan is one of the implementation strategies for achieving the overall agency vision and for aligning the agency’s values and guiding principles. The workforce plan details specific strategies, approaches and methodologies that will build a competent, welltrained, adequately resourced and appropriately deployed workforce to carry out its responsibilities and to move the agency mission forward.
The way an agency hires, develops and manages the performance of its workforce should reflect its mission, values and guiding principles. The workforce must not only understand and be committed to the agency’s vision, mission and goals, but also demonstrate the willingness and ability to carry them out in their day to day activities.