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Statewide Workforce Planning and Succession Management


The CalHR Statewide Workforce Planning Unit is committed to building a quality sustainable workforce for the State of California.

Workforce Planning and Succession Management are about having the people in the right jobs at the right time. According to CalHR Policy 2901 all organizations in the State of California must have a current Workforce and Succession Management Plan in place.

Below, you will find helpful resources for Workforce Planning.

  • News & Updates: We post the latest news about Workforce Planning.
  • Models: Best place to starting point for those who are new to Workforce Planning.
  • Resources: Find data, essential templates, and extra reading.
  • Community & Events: Find places to connect with other Workforce Planners.

News & Updates

  • Our Annual Survey is coming out July 1st and will run until July 31st
  • Our next Workforce Planning Forum will be on 8/8/2024​​​

​Workforce Planning & Succession Management Models

Workforce Planning

The State of California Workforce Planning Model provides guidance for developing a comprehensive workforce plan that aligns staffing with the strategic missions, critical needs, and  the equal employment opportunity, Annual Workforce Analysis, and diversity goals of the organization. ​

​Succession Management

Succession management supports workforce planning by developing internal resources to prepare for turnover and maintain continuity of critical business functions. The State of California Succession Management Model ​provides guidance to identify high risk key positions and prioritize succession management strategies.


Workforce Planning Toolkit

This page and the Models are the best places to start building a Workforce Plan.​ We also have examples of plans and additional resources for those who want to move beyond the basics.

Workforce Planning Statistics

Here is where we keep statewide demographic data for Workforce Planning.

Current Workforce and Succession Plan Status

See how many departments are current on their workforce plans.​​

​Contact Us

CalHR's Statewide Workforce Planning Unit is available at to assist your organization with workforce planning and succession management efforts.​

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