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The Nick J. Rahall, II Appalachian Transportation Institute (RTI) conducted an initial workforce study for the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) in 2007. The purpose of that study was to collect and analyze data concerning the current and projected demographics of the workforce and
to recommend strategies which would address critical shortages of workers, reduce turnover and attract the skilled personnel needed by the department to develop a cooperative infrastructure of education.
In 2012, the department of Research and Special Studies, Program Planning and Administration Division published an Evaluation of Salaries of West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH), to provide the WVDOT management a detailed description of the WVDOT as it relates to workforce demographics
and salaries and to provide recommendations, if necessary, for improvements with those issues.
In 2012, RTI was asked to repeat the 2007 study and report on the state of the current workforce; examine the salaries as compared with contiguous states; examine the retirement trends, education demographics and retention issues. The combination of the three studies over a 7 year time span
provide management and planners valuable information on trends and estimates that support policy and budgetary decisions.