The Energy Workforce Solutions from MFP-Connect, LLC match retired executives with utilities to fill critical skills gaps on an interim basis and mentor staff for success in public power.
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MFP-Connect™ is helping to address the public power industry “brain drain” as retirement rates rise and hiring freezes delay the appointment of utility directors, department heads, and project managers with the skills and experience needed.
MFP-Connect finds retired executives to fill in while permanent replacements are being sought. Public power clients use this service to:
- Fill vacant positions during a recruitment process
- Function in short-term, but critical, roles
- Lead special projects
- Mentor and train existing employees by transferring years of specialized knowledge and experience
MFP-Connect serves as an industry resource to public power utilities, joint action agencies, and state associations, providing experienced professionals for temporary assignment. MFP-Connect helps public power organizations identify their needs and provides experienced interim leaders to fill executive positions and lead special projects. The MFP-Connect network of retirees enables APPA members to keep their budgets and project schedules on track during an executive search process.
MFP-Connect power professionals also serve as valuable mentors to the permanent staff at each assignment, transferring years of knowledge and experience to a public power organization.
APPA members have the option of accessing MFP-Connect personnel through a professional services agreement arranged by a public power joint action agency or state/regional association or by contracting with MFP-Connect directly.
Another service available through MFP-Connect is customizable compensation studies. MFP-Connect partners with a certified compensation consultant who collects compensation data and provides comprehensive market analysis and salary recommendations. Surveyed positions include executive, managerial, specialist, and craft-level roles in the utility industry.
APPA members work with MFP-Connect to determine the market value of senior executive positions through compensation studies that are specific to the electric utility industry and region of the U.S. MFP-Connect arranges for a certified compensation consultant to offer a public power utility two service options:
- Custom survey of executive compensation packages—collecting data and analyzing the results; or
- Market pricing study based on existing compensation survey data purchased from a publisher by the utility. The final report includes a comprehensive market analysis and salary recommendations for review by the governing board and senior staff of the utility.
The process enables APPA members to determine how much other utilities are paying for specific executive positions.