Workforce Retention Work Group

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The Workforce Retention Work Group was established to collaboratively address the needs of the Department to maintain a skilled work force in the face of anticipated retirements and to address the specific health and safety concerns of that work force that could impede retention.

Due to the broad nature of the issues reflected within this working group, the chartered objectives and outcomes have been moved forward to be worked by the larger labor management collaboration forum currently being established by the Secretary’s office.


  • Better understand relationship between skilled workforce retention; health, safety and productivity; and especially preventive health care.
  • Inform and support improvement and/or development of wellness, fitness, and prevention programs through data collections and analyses.
  • Promote the implementation of preventive health services designed to assure retention of the contractor work force.


  • The HSS/University of Maryland - Health and Productivity Questionnaire (HPQ) Survey Report has been finalized and published. The report is an analysis of a study/survey conducted at several DOE sites to better understand the relationship between health and productivity management.
    Report Summary Poster
  • Near-term publication of an update to 10 CFR 1046, Physical Protection of Security Interest - Randy Lawson, President of the National Council of Security Police, and International Guards Union of America identified this accomplishment as the single most significant step toward Pro-Force workforce retention in over 20 years.



 Status Overview

  - September 2012
  - July 2012