Workforce Research and Resources

February 2, 2023
A new analysis indicates that 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 […]
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.
May 18, 2022
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 […]
May 12, 2022
Nearly half of public sector employees are taking no action with their defined contribution plan funds once retired. Looking out ten years from general employees’ last contributions, 48% of plan […]
March 10, 2022
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.