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New York State IT Workforce and Leadership Profiles


The survey results highlight areas of strength in the NYS workforce as well as some concerns. The state IT workforce is well-educated and much of that education is concentrated in technical fields. The workforce is also very experienced in both state government and agency missions, with long tenures in state service, mostly concentrated in one or two agencies. The workforce age profile indicates a substantial proportion will be eligible to retire in the next three years (especially among managers and executives). The proportion of non-managerial IT professionals who actually plan to retire in the next three years is rather modest but the retirement wave will double by 2012. Minor differences in demographic characteristics are evident across age groups, job specialties, and agency size.