Recruiting and Retaining Staff

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been challenged to address a shortage of staff due to staff turnover, less hiring of full-time staff and increasing technological capabilities all of which have been exacerbated by the retirement of the baby-boomer generation from the workforce. It is imperative that ODOT explore and implement innovative practices to recruit and retain a highly qualified, diverse workforce by developing and recruiting for careers that balance economic, environmental, and social factors while effectively meeting today's engineering challenges. This research aims to tackle the pressing challenges of recruiting and retaining staff within the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) using a multifaceted and innovative approach. The baby-boomer generation is reaching the age of retirement leaving many open positions to be filled. The goal of this research is to identify innovative practices geared towards future generations to recruit and retain employees.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $50000
  • Contract Numbers:




  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Spriggs, Jennifer

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cleveland State University

    Euclid Avenue at 24th Street
    Cleveland, Oh  United States  44115
  • Principal Investigators:

    Owusu-Danquah, J

  • Start Date: 20240216
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240616
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01906745
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 40190, 136832, 120632
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 1 2024 2:12PM