Workforce characterizes the people within the organization. They carry beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that are influenced by their education and training to produce knowledge. The workforce possess the skills and experience that are required to carry out tasks, interact with systems and technology and provide the information that is critical to the management and administration program area to prepare for and address resource needs.



  • NCHRP Report 693: Attracting, Recruiting, and Retaining Skilled Staff for Transportation System Operations and Management. Transportation Research Board, 2012.
  • Traffic Signal Operations and Maintenance Staffing Guidelines. [FHWA‐HOP‐09‐006] Federal Highway Administration, March 2009.


Potomac basin states and local jurisdictions often collect data in similar ways but evaluate the data differently, against dissimilar endpoints. This can lead to inconsistencies across jurisdictional boundaries. ICPRB works with colleagues to develop ecosystem indicators and analysis methods that can be applied basin-wide.

Ecosystem indicators are quantitative measures of natural habitats and their biological communities. Calculated from monitoring data and geographic information, ecosystem indicators are tools used by resource agencies to restore and protect complex biological communities and inform the public about the status or “health” of a waterbody.