Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2017 Data Tables

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Q25. While many jurisdictions have taken no formal actions, others have begun formal succession planning to ensure they have institutional knowledge and employee skills in place prior to a wave of retirements. Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's status? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
While many jurisdictions have taken no formal actions, others have begun formal succession planning to ensure they have institutional knowledge and employee skills in place prior to a wave of retirements. Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's status? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees) Already enacted formal succession planning process 7% 5% 13% 6% 7%
Currently developing formal succession planning process 16% 7% 28% 15% 12%
Likely to develop formal succession planning process in next 5 years 26% 22% 27% 30% 24%
Unlikely to develop formal succession planning process in next 5 years 37% 44% 19% 35% 38%
Don't Know 14% 22% 12% 13% 18%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
While many jurisdictions have taken no formal actions, others have begun formal succession planning to ensure they have institutional knowledge and employee skills in place prior to a wave of retirements. Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's status? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees) Already enacted formal succession planning process 3% 7% 9% 11% 20% 7%
Currently developing formal succession planning process 6% 11% 21% 25% 21% 12%
Likely to develop formal succession planning process in next 5 years 23% 22% 30% 26% 28% 24%
Unlikely to develop formal succession planning process in next 5 years 43% 42% 29% 26% 18% 38%
Don't Know 24% 18% 11% 12% 13% 18%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
While many jurisdictions have taken no formal actions, others have begun formal succession planning to ensure they have institutional knowledge and employee skills in place prior to a wave of retirements. Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's status? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees) Already enacted formal succession planning process 8% 3% 8% 4% 7% 12% 7%
Currently developing formal succession planning process 13% 9% 11% 11% 12% 18% 12%
Likely to develop formal succession planning process in next 5 years 27% 24% 19% 20% 26% 29% 24%
Unlikely to develop formal succession planning process in next 5 years 32% 44% 45% 40% 41% 26% 38%
Don't Know 20% 20% 18% 26% 14% 15% 18%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.