Mariner and Workforce Integrated Action Team
Advancement of the recruitment, retention, diversification, and well-being of the existing and future workforce within the MTS is critical to ensure a well-functioning domestic and international freight and logistics supply chain. In March 2022, the CMTS Coordinating Board approved the establishment of the Mariner and Workforce Integrated Action Team. (Workforce IAT). The Workforce IAT will act as an umbrella forum to provide guidance and leadership to the various subcommittees addressing specific issue areas.

The Workforce IAT will continue to:
  • demonstrate superior awareness in promoting diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion within the MTS workforce.
  • encourage career advancement and professional development in MTS fields.
  • support Federal outreach, recruitment, and retention process by engaging underrepresented communities on career opportunities of the MTS.
This IAT's goal is to bring attention to the vital importance of the U.S. merchant marine for national security, safety, and prosperity, and aims to more easily facilitate the transition of active-duty service members into the U.S. maritime industry. In order to ease the healthy work climate, MTS will promote an interagency forum for discussions and initiatives related to the health and well-being of the MTS workforce.

Purpose

To facilitate cross-Federal agency coordination to enhance the well-being and quality of life of mariners and the marine transportation system workforce in the U.S., in the areas of resilience during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, military to mariner initiative, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), mariner mental health, recruitment and retention, and any other areas as evolve from ongoing, new or emerging issues related to the MTS workforce.

Members shall:

  • Represent their federal agency and organization in an open, collaborative forum;
  • Establish and participate in collaborative projects, technical meetings, webinars/workshops, and demonstrations to advance the purpose and activities of the Workforce IAT, as proposed and executed by the Workforce IAT;
  • Provide staff assistance to the extent possible to the Workforce IAT;
  • Participate and help identify resources and information to support IAT activities; and
  • With appropriate notice, meet at the request of the IAT Chair/Co-Chairs.

 

Integrated Action Team Leads

  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Maritime Administration
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Purpose

Coming Soon

Team Lead

  • CMTS Executive Secretariat

Activities and Milestones

Mariner Mental Health
Purpose


Coming Soon

Team Lead
 
  • CMTS Executive Secretariat
Activities and Milestones
Recuitment and Retention

Purpose

Coming Soon

Team Leads

  • Military Sealift Command
  • NOAA

Activities and Milestones

Reports and Resources