Strengthening Public Sector Employee Financial Wellness

MissionSquare Research Institute is partnering with the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) to present a webinar on Strengthening Public Sector Employee Financial Wellness. This webinar will present research describing the financial wellness needs and preferences of public sector employees, review the business case for employee financial wellness programs, and highlight a series of financial wellness fact sheets and case studies of approaches employers are taking to implement and strengthen employee financial wellness.

Join the webinar on Thursday, September 8, at 1pm EDT.

Workforce and Data Insights at ICMA and NAGDCA Conferences

In September, MissionSquare Research Institute staff are taking part in a number of sessions at the September annual conference of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in Columbus/Franklin County, Ohio, including:

  • To Incentivize or Not to Incentivize: The Recruitment Question
  • Workforce Planning: The Next Ten Years
  • Develop Local Policy Using Gameful Design in Equity-Based Civic Engagement

Managing Director Joshua Franzel, PhD, will also be participating in the annual conference of the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) in Baltimore, Maryland, speaking on:

  • A Plan Sponsor’s Guide to Using Data and Research in the Public Sector

Click here for ICMA registration or NAGDCA registration.

Recent Webinars on Recruitment, Retention, and Retirement

Institute staff presented two webinars in August discussing issues related to recruiting and retaining public employees.  The webinars were conducted in conjunction with ICMA and with the National League of Cities (NLC).  In addition, Dr. Franzel presented to the Colorado Public Plan Coalition on how public employers can support a secure retirement for their current and future employees.

Where there is association or regional interest in presentations or discussions on the latest in Research Institute findings, or in participating in related case studies, please contact [email protected].

MissionSquare Research Institute in the News

PBS NewsHour interviewed Dr. Franzel about local government recruitment challenges.

Data regarding COVID-19’s impacts on public sector employees was cited by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Senior Research Manager Rivka Liss-Levinson, PhD, contributed an article to the NLC blog on public employee recruitment and retention.

The new report on the local government diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) survey was featured by American City & County and Benzinga.

Coverage of research on the public sector workforce and the Great Resignation included USA TodayGoverning, StateTech, Council of State Governments WestBenzinga, and WGHP Fox 8 (Greensboro, North Carolina).  PlanAdviser also ran an article discussing both the workforce and DEI research, along with an interview with Dr. Franzel.

The Hill linked to data from the Institute-supported Public Plans Database.