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March 2020

Webinar: Medicare Marketplaces for State and Local Government Retiree Health Care

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar: 'Use of Individual Medicare Marketplaces' as a strategy for state and local governments to provide retiree health care.

As many state and local governments face inadequate funding levels for retiree health care obligations, a new report and webinar offer policymakers with a guide to individual Medicare marketplaces. These marketplaces are one option for public employers and retirement systems to consider as they look to contain health care costs and create a better value for retirees. The new report, Use of Individual Medicare Marketplaces for Public Sector Retiree Health Care:  A Guide For Elected Officials, was prepared by Rivka…

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December 2019

Webinar: Innovations in the Health and Human Services Workforce

December 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

State and local governments face greater competition for talent even as the demand for specialized health and human services (HHS) jobs grows, according to a new report from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and Kronos.  The research includes examples of successful retention strategies and innovation, and it highlights the key drivers behind long-term HHS employment trends:  the aging of the U.S population and cost constraints on government spending. These findings are contained in a new report, Innovations…

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October 2019

Webinar: Proactive Pension Management

October 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

SLGE hosted a webinar discussing the report Proactive Pension Management: An Elected Official's Guide to Variable Benefit and Contribution Arrangements.  The webinar included SLGE staff, as well as Paula Sanford, Ph.D., Senior Public Service Associate, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia; and Anna Petrini, Senior Policy Specialist Employment, Labor and Retirement Program, National Conference of State Legislatures.  The research was produced with support from AARP. For further information, you can download the webinar slides and the full report,…

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September 2019

Public Sector Workforce 2030: Planning for the Next Generation of State and Local Government Employees, September 26th and 27th, 2019

September 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - September 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale FL United States

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence, the National League of Cities, and ICMA-RC hosted a workforce summit September 27, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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August 2019

Webinar: State and Local Workforce Survey Results

August 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Government agencies face special challenges in recruiting, retaining, and retiring employees.  The annual SLGE survey on workforce issues explores those challenges, along with effective strategies, benefits structures, and flexible work arrangements.  Join SLGE and our survey partners, the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and the National Association of State Personnel Executives for a review of this year's findings and what they mean for workforce management. A free webinar with SLGE, IPMA-HR and NASPE staff was held on Wednesday,…

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May 2019

Save-the-Date: 8th World Pensions Forum – May 23 and 24, 2019

May 23, 2019 - May 24, 2019

Recent Center for State and Local Government Excellence research to be presented at the upcoming World Pensions Forum, May 23 and 24, 2019.

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Webinar: Public Employee Attitudes Toward Retirement and Auto-Enrollment

May 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A survey by SLGE and ICMA-RC finds nearly half of state and local employees approve of auto-enrollment in defined contribution plans, known as Supplemental Retirement Plans (SRPs), and 77 percent would choose to stay in a plan if auto-enrolled. Few states currently offer auto-enrollment in SRPs, a retirement plan feature that is widely available in the private sector. The research also finds that among those who would stay in the plan, higher default deferral rates result in respondents settling on…

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March 2019

Media Briefing: Retirement Trends for Public Employees

March 20, 2019
New York, NY

A plan sponsor, researcher and financial services executive look ahead

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February 2019

Webinar: Financial Literacy Programs for Local Government Employees

February 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

SLGE staff hosted a free webinar on Wednesday, February 6, to discuss the findings from a new report on financial literacy programs for local government employees.  The webinar reviewed key survey findings and present seven recommendations to strengthen employee financial literacy programs.  Click here to download the report or presentation slides. “Local government employees deliver critical services to taxpayers – from public safety to health care to education,” said report co-author Rivka Liss-Levinson. “Providing financial literacy programs is not just the…

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January 2019

Pension Academy

January 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hartford, CT United States

SLGE President Joshua Franzel, PhD, was one of the featured speakers at a Pension Academy being presented at the Connecticut State Capitol on Friday, January 11.

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