Innovations in the Health and Human Services Workforce
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 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.


Results are available both in the full report and a related infographic.


A related webinar was conducted on Thursday, December 5, at 1pm Eastern. This webinar discussed how state and local governments can plan for future health, medical, and human services staffing needs.  Click here to view the webinar slides and recording.


Workforce Summit Report: Key Takeaways
From the Public Workforce Summit 2030, which took place in September in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you may now download summary report of key takeaways. This summit was co-hosted by SLGE, the National League of Cities and ICMA-RC, and included management and departmental staff from around the US and Canada.


SLGE in the News
Health and human services workforce research was covered by Route Fifty and ICMA’s blog, while SLGE’s broader workforce data was cited by Axios and the Association for Talent Development.


On the subject of pensions, SLGE was sought out by Louisville Public Radio (WFPL) to comment on proposals to earmark part of a projected budget surplus toward supplemental contributions to the pension fund.


Research Director Rivka Liss-Levinson, PhD, discussed the center’s work on staff sharing (“Promising Practices in Staff Sharing Arrangements for Local Public Health”) during a panel session at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.


Thanks for All That You Do
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, SLGE wants to express our appreciation for all those dedicated to public service through state and local government. Your contributions are making a real difference in the lives of your residents.