FHWA’S Workforce Planning Processes Generally Align With Best Practices, But Some Components Are Inconsistently Implemented or Lack MAP-21 Consideration

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is responsible for overseeing approximately $75 billion in Federal funds provided to the States in fiscal years 2013 and 2014 for infrastructure projects. FHWA’s strategic plan states that the Agency’s primary focus is to improve highway system performance, particularly its safety, reliability, effectiveness, and sustainability. To accomplish this mission and oversee States’ use of Federal highway funds, FHWA maintains a workforce of about 2,900 staff widely distributed across headquarters offices, 52 division offices, and other field offices across the country. In recent years, Congress and the Administration have called on Federal agencies to improve accountability in their operations and ensure efficient use of resources, including their workforces. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act1 (MAP-21) also established new requirements for FHWA, including a focus on measuring progress toward national transportation goals and consolidating programs. Given these requirements and growing demands on FHWA’s workforce, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviewed FHWA’s processes for assessing its workforce needs. Specifically, OIG determined whether (1) FHWA’s workforce planning processes generally align with best practices and (2) FHWA has evaluated the workforce impacts of MAP-21.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01531516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MH-2014-058
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2014 2:00PM