Workforce

State and local governments face significant challenges in attracting and retaining talent as retiring baby boomers begin to be replaced by a workforce that is younger, more diverse, more mobile, and more reliant on information and communication technologies.

The Institute’s research tracks the changing demographics of local and state government workers and how they are impacted by major issues – such as rising healthcare costs, the gig economy, COVID-19, technology, and the changing nature of work. In addition, the Institute conducts annual polls to probe compensation and benefit changes, succession and workforce planning, and other public sector workforce resource issues.

Workforce Resources

State and Local Government Workforce Survey 2022

Results of 2022 survey of state and local human resource managers regarding recruitment, retention, compensation, benefits, and emerging employment issues.

Continued Impact of COVID-19 in the K-12 Public Sector Workforce

The Research Institute’s recent report on the Continued Impact of COVID-19 on Public Sector Employee Job and Financial Outlook, Satisfaction, and Retention provides an overview of the nationwide surveys of state and local government employees conducted from May 2020 to December 2021. For the latest slice of that data, a new slide deck shows specific impacts […]

Survey Results: Continued Impact of COVID-19 on Public Sector Employee Job and Financial Outlook, Satisfaction, and Retention

More than half of state and local government employees report that more people are leaving jobs at their organization since the start of the pandemic, leaving their remaining coworkers stressed, fatigued, and anxious.