The workforce at the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District is aging. About 42 percent of its administrative staff are eligible to retire in the next five years.
Norma Jellison handles the district's scattered real estate holdings. She's a division of one, and she expects to retire after this year.
Jellison says that when she leaves, "it's important for me to be able to pass on my knowledge to the person who's taking over my position."
Under current district policy, there's not much she can do to train her replacement. The district can bring in a new hire only after an employee has left.
Managing Director and CEO Denis Mulligan says it's time for that to change. He supports altering agency policy to allow some positions to be filled up to six months before an employee retires.