Workforce Research and Resources

May 17, 2023
While overall jobs numbers have increased over the past several months, state and local government figures have lagged growth in the private sector since mid-2008.
May 1, 2023
Forty percent of public service workers report that their employer offers a financial literacy program. Among those offered a program, only 35% have participated. However, 67% of those not offered or not participating in an employer-provided financial education program indicate they would likely participate in the near future or if offered one.
March 6, 2023
Survey Report: State and Local Government Employees: Morale, Public Service Motivation, Financial Concerns, and Retention
February 2, 2023
While many public service employees face financial struggles, state and local employers are well-positioned to strengthen the financial security of the public workforce via key benefit offerings.
February 2, 2023
National data sources illustrate the current state of public service financial and retirement security and how that relates to state and local government compensation and benefits.
January 12, 2023
Local government fellowship applicants surveyed overwhelmingly agree that meaningful work is their top priority, followed by workplace culture and compensation.
December 6, 2022
The latest data from the Public Plans Database shows stability in 2021 funded ratios, as well as long-term trends in alternative investments, required contributions, and active participants.
December 5, 2022
Focus group participants share in their own words the successes and challenges in managing workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in local government.
October 26, 2022
Continued impact of COVID-19 on the public safety work environment amid the Great Resignation
October 12, 2022
Survey infographic offers insights into the role employer retirement and other benefits can play in reducing workers’ anxiety and helping them achieve financial security.             […]
July 7, 2022
Workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a high priority for 56% of local governments. The most common focus of local government DEI programs and policies is on the equitable […]
June 23, 2022
Results of 2022 survey of state and local human resource managers regarding recruitment, retention, compensation, benefits, and emerging employment issues.