The Role of Interns in Succession Planning.


In less than a decade, nearly 40 percent of the public-sector workforce may retire--which means it's time for goverments to concentrate on sucession planning, Bob Kittle, an Auburn Hills Michigan, councilman told American City and County. Retiree replacements for key government jobs such as finance directors, assessors and administrators are already in short supply, Kittle added.

To handle this new environment, policymakers will need to consider consolidation and outsourcing to make sure important municipal tasks are completed, the article noted.

Progressive and larger communities are relying on college internship programs (with dedicated mentors) to recruit new staffers, find more...

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