Federal Agency Succession Planning

  • Sofia G. Loomis


The qualitative explanatory single case study was conducted to explore succession planning practices in a federal agency. The case study was comprised of one of the Department of the Navy federal agency’s senior civilian leader and manager interviews, direct observation, reviewing federal exit surveys, and retirement claim data. The sample population were federal employees who were GS-13 and above and had a minimum of 2 years of managerial experience working in the Washington Metro Area. There were six resultant themes identified in the explanatory case study. The case study provided insight on how succession planning occurs within the Department of the Navy to adequately facilitate the forecasted high number of retirements and retirees’ knowledge transfer within 2016 to 2021.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sofia G. Loomis
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  1. 1.University of PhoenixTempeUSA

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