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MnROW: Retaining Our Workforce

Piloted in 2017, MnDOT’s Retaining Our Workforce (MnROW) program was established as an internal strategic retention program designed to retain top talent within the department.


The mission of MnROW is to retain current career pathway program students throughout the department by providing fulltime on the job development positions, making employees highly qualified to compete for permanent positions within MnDOT.


The program’s vision is to further extend our diverse career pipelines of employment to providing job and career development opportunities to those entering the professional workforce.

Strategic alignment

The MnROW program supports both MnDOT’s Workforce Excellence and Operational Excellence strategic priorities by focusing on the following:

Workforce Excellence

  • Skills, learning and growth
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Strategic staffing

Operational Excellence

  • Innovation
  • Adapting to the challenges and opportunities associated with change in this case of the workforce demographics and labor market

With changing workforce demographics and state employee retirements at an all-time high, MnROW is an innovative program that enables MnDOT to be proactive in retaining talent the agency has invested in. The MnROW program specifically focuses on retaining employees with the skills, knowledge, abilities and experience that MnDOT needs to be successful today and in the future.


Lorianna Yang