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Title: Succession planning for technical experts

Abstract

This report describes a methodology for identifying, evaluating, and mitigating the loss of key technical skills at nuclear operations facilities. The methodology can be adapted for application within regulatory authorities and research and development organizations, and can be directly applied by international engagement partners of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The resultant product will be of direct benefit to two types of NNSA missions: (1) domestic human capital development programs tasked to provide focused technical expertise to succeed an aging nuclear operations workforce, and (2) international safeguards programs charged with maintaining operational safeguards for developing/existing nuclear power program in nations where minimal available resources must be used effectively. This report considers succession planning and the critical skills necessary to meet an institution’s goals and mission. Closely tied to succession planning are knowledge management and mentorship. In considering succession planning, critical skill sets are identified and are greatly dependent on the subject matter expert in question. This report also provides examples of critical skills that are job specific.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1408004
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2017/74
72875; TRN: US1800576
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT; PLANNING; NUCLEAR POWER; SAFEGUARDS; PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

Kirk, Bernadette Lugue, Cain, Ronald A., Dewji, Shaheen A., and Agreda, Carla L. Succession planning for technical experts. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1408004.
Kirk, Bernadette Lugue, Cain, Ronald A., Dewji, Shaheen A., & Agreda, Carla L. Succession planning for technical experts. United States. doi:10.2172/1408004.
Kirk, Bernadette Lugue, Cain, Ronald A., Dewji, Shaheen A., and Agreda, Carla L. Sat . "Succession planning for technical experts". United States. doi:10.2172/1408004. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1408004.
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title = {Succession planning for technical experts},
author = {Kirk, Bernadette Lugue and Cain, Ronald A. and Dewji, Shaheen A. and Agreda, Carla L.},
abstractNote = {This report describes a methodology for identifying, evaluating, and mitigating the loss of key technical skills at nuclear operations facilities. The methodology can be adapted for application within regulatory authorities and research and development organizations, and can be directly applied by international engagement partners of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The resultant product will be of direct benefit to two types of NNSA missions: (1) domestic human capital development programs tasked to provide focused technical expertise to succeed an aging nuclear operations workforce, and (2) international safeguards programs charged with maintaining operational safeguards for developing/existing nuclear power program in nations where minimal available resources must be used effectively. This report considers succession planning and the critical skills necessary to meet an institution’s goals and mission. Closely tied to succession planning are knowledge management and mentorship. In considering succession planning, critical skill sets are identified and are greatly dependent on the subject matter expert in question. This report also provides examples of critical skills that are job specific.},
doi = {10.2172/1408004},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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