Sustaining the State Workforce: Strategies for Effective Pandemic Planning

Source: National Governors Association, NGA Center for Best Practices, Issue Brief, February 2009

From the press release:
A new NGA Center Issue Brief highlights strategies to safeguard the state workforce during a pandemic outbreak, such as avian influenza. A pandemic has the potential to keep up to 30 percent of a workforce home due to illness, school closings and caring for relatives. States are developing strategies such as telecommuting, extended leave and benefits and cross-training employees for essential tasks to mitigate a pandemic illness outbreak.

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