December 2019 E-Newsletter

American Public Servant Writing Competition

What’s it like to be a public servant in America today? That’s the question are asking in its 2020 American Public Servant Writing Competition, for which SLGE is serving as one of the judges.

The competition gives public servants a platform to gain recognition for their work and to highlight ideas in local, state and federal government. Click here for details. Submissions are due by January 31st.

Webinar Recording: Health and Human Services Workforce

As a companion to the new report from SLGE and Kronos on state and local government
approaches to health and human services workforce challenges, SLGE presented a webinar on the topic on December 5.
For more information on how governments are addressing increased competition for talent even as the demand for specialized health and human services (HHS) jobs grows and examples of successful retention strategies and innovation, click here to view the webinar slides and recording. Results are also available both in the full report and a related infographic.

SLGE in the News

Axios ran an article discussing SLGE research on local government workforce challenges. SLGE research on workforce and pension issues was also featured in the Broadcast Retirement News podcast.

Happy Holidays

The staff at SLGE hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday season.