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Recommendation: To improve NRC's ability to strategically manage the size and composition of its workforce and respond to changes in the nuclear industry, the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission should set agencywide goals, which could be ranges, for overall workforce size and skills composition that extend beyond the 2-year budget cycle.
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: NRC generally agreed with this recommendation. In July 2017, NRC started a three-office pilot of an Enhanced Strategic Workforce Planning process to better integrate workload projection, skills identification, and human capital management, among other areas. NRC envisions this process as an annual cycle that will incorporate insights from 1-year and 5-year workload forecasts. The pilot was continued into a second phase, and expanded to include approximately 79 percent of the agency's workforce. Officials said that when the pilot is complete, NRC will analyze the data and determine whether they can develop long-range workforce size forecasts using the information collected, but NRC has not yet set agencywide goals.