Health & Wellness Research and Resources
February 23, 2022
Webinar on March 3rd with Ideas to Strengthen Financial Wellness Programs As public sector workers report increased financial challenges in the wake of the ongoing pandemic, a new series of financial wellness case studies provides state and local government employers with key learnings and promising practices to help workers reduce debt, save for retirement, and […]
Financial Wellness Fact Sheets Demonstrate How 24 Public Sector Employers Have Implemented Programs to Improve the Financial Health of Employees
January 12, 2022
A series of financial wellness fact sheets provides key learnings and best practices from 24 state and local governments that other jurisdictions can adapt and customize to help employees reduce debt, save for retirement, or reach other financial goals.
June 21, 2021
MissionSquare Research Institute has developed an infographic on public sector employee vaccination status and views. Results are based on a May 2021 survey of 1,200 state and local government workers. Full survey results will be released as a report in July 2021. For more resources on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employees’ financial […]
April 26, 2021
In conjunction with April being Financial Literacy Month, the Center for State and Local Government Excellence at ICMA-RC has developed an infographic on the business case for helping employees to build emergency savings.
April 19, 2021
SLGE at ICMA-RC convened a group of thirteen associations or other key stakeholders for a discussion on financial wellness for state and local government employees. This report summarizes the areas of focus and opportunities for collaboration.
November 15, 2020
Survey with ICMA and Case Studies in Colorado, Florida and Minnesota Focus on Affordable Housing, Healthy Community Design, and Substance Misuse As the nation continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, a new report explores how local government agencies are collaborating to help address today’s greatest public health challenges. The report delivers detailed information and promising […]
October 13, 2020
As many state and local employees face increased financial challenges and stress amid the coronavirus pandemic, two case studies – from Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, and Denver, Colorado – highlight the successful implementation of financial education and wellness programs to help improve the financial security of their workforce and the surrounding communities. Download a copy here.
July 27, 2020
This quick reference guide is offered to outline: (1) what is meant by financial wellness (sometimes referred to as financial literacy or financial education); (2) what topics are included in employer-provided financial wellness programs; (3) what formats are typically used to offer and communicate program content; (4) what barriers employers must address and overcome in […]
April 12, 2020
As many state and local employees face increased financial challenges and stress amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new report finds that these public employees already were worried about their personal finances. Prior to the current global health crisis, the vast majority, 88 percent, worried about their personal finances and financial decisions, and many worry while […]
March 9, 2020
As the nation faces increased strains on its public health workforce from the COVID-19 outbreak, this new primer describes the current public health workforce size, expectations for growth, employee demographics, job tenure, and the skill sets most in demand. This description is offered against the broader backdrop of the overall state and local government sector. […]
March 1, 2020
As many state and local governments face inadequate funding levels for retiree healthcare obligations, a new report offers policymakers with a guide to individual Medicare marketplaces.
October 25, 2019
SLGE survey research on state and local government financial literacy programs includes this infographic on current practice and employee preferences for how such programs might be delivered. A follow-up report will include further discussion of the research as well as related case studies. The Center also compiled an initial report of existing financial literacy programs […]