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14 Jan, 2016, 15:31 ET How State Unfunded Pension Liabilities Affect Big Cities

 Cities have to report a new pension liability number on their balance sheets in 2015 due to new standards from the Governmental Accounting...


07 Jan, 2016, 12:45 ET Trends to Watch in State and Local Government

State and Local Governments Hiring Temporary or Contract Employees.  42 percent of human resources managers reported that they had...


17 Dec, 2015, 13:42 ET Local Government Research Collaborative and Center for State and Local Government Excellence Release Workforce of Tomorrow Report

"Workforce of Tomorrow," a report released today by the Local Government Research Collaborative (LGRC) and the Center for State and Local...


09 Jun, 2015, 11:00 ET State And Local Government Hiring Pace Picks Up

 For the second year in a row, state and local governments are reporting an increase in hiring. Pressure on benefits continues, with employees...


05 Dec, 2014, 16:29 ET Rising Health Care Costs Drive Local Governments To Shift Strategies

Although health care costs have slowed recently, rising costs over the last decade have prompted many local governments to make changes to their...


02 Jul, 2014, 15:39 ET An Update On Pension Obligation Bonds

A new issue brief from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence examines the rationale for issuing Pension Obligation Bonds (POBs) and...


05 Jun, 2014, 12:24 ET New Report: State/Local Pension Plans Still Recovering from Recession

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence 2014 report of state and local government pension funding finds that many plans are still...


20 May, 2014, 09:00 ET State And Local Government Hiring Again

 Local and state governments continue their hiring trend although their workforces are still smaller since the 2008 economic downturn;...


25 Apr, 2014, 14:54 ET Work Longer, Save More: How Changes In State Pension Plans Affect Retirement Income Of Public Employees

 A new report from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence and the National Association of State Retirement Administrators gauges...


11 Dec, 2013, 17:17 ET Are City Fiscal Woes Widespread? Are Pensions The Cause?

New Center for Excellence issue brief Detroit's bankruptcy and Chicago's pension problems have prompted a wave of speculation about city...


21 Nov, 2013, 13:38 ET Fiscal Constraints Strain Local Health Department Workforce: Recruiting and Retaining Skilled Workers a Top Concern New report from the Center for Excellence and University of Illinois at Chicago

A new report finds that local health departments face significant workforce recruitment, retention, and succession planning challenges as they try...


27 Jun, 2013, 10:33 ET New Center for Excellence issue brief: The Funding of State and Local Pensions: 2012-2016

 A new issue brief from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, The Funding of State and Local Pensions: 2012-2016, looks at the...


12 Jun, 2013, 15:11 ET Retiree Health Care Benefits for State Employees in 2013

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence and National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA) have published a new...


14 May, 2013, 18:02 ET State And Local Government Workforce: 2013 Trends

As local and state government workers head for the exits, human resources managers say their top concern is staff development.  "State and...


24 Apr, 2013, 11:50 ET Future of Retirement Summit: Widespread changes to retirement plans debated

 Aging workers and widespread changes to retirement plans challenge state and local governments. Nationally recognized experts and...


31 Jan, 2013, 07:00 ET Locally-Administered Pension Plan Funding Lags That Of State Plans

New Center for Excellence issue brief  A new issue brief from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, Locally-Administered...


27 Sep, 2012, 13:02 ET New Center for Excellence issue brief: The Business Case For Wellness Programs In Public Employee Health Plans

 A new issue brief from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, The Business Case for Wellness Programs in Public Employee Health...


29 Aug, 2012, 10:32 ET State Health Plans in Fiscal Austerity: The Challenge of Improving Benefits While Moderating Costs

New Center for Excellence issue brief  Like all employers, state and local governments must control health care costs while still...


06 Aug, 2012, 06:00 ET Legal Constraints On Changes In State And Local Pensions

New Center for Excellence issue brief A new issue brief from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, Legal Constraints on...


28 Jun, 2012, 10:03 ET Public Pension Plan Reforms Help Improve Finances, Still Provide Retirement Security For Workers

Center for Excellence update on reforms made by five governments  New fact sheets from the Center for State and Local Government...


07 May, 2012, 10:35 ET The Funding of State and Local Pensions: 2011-2015

New Center for Excellence issue brief  A new issue brief from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, The Funding of State...


18 Apr, 2012, 15:15 ET Financial Pressures Constrain State and Local Government Hiring: Study Shows Layoffs Have Slowed but Pay Freezes and Benefit Cuts Continue

A new survey by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence finds that more than half of state and local governments still have a pay...


28 Sep, 2011, 12:12 ET CITIES AND HEALTH CARE: Promising Strategies to Control Costs

Public and private employers face the same challenge:  how to control the continuing growth in health care costs?  A new issue brief from...


15 Sep, 2011, 06:00 ET Comparing Compensation: State-Local Versus Private Sector Workers

New Center for Excellence issue brief A new issue brief from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, Comparing Compensation:...


14 Sep, 2011, 15:00 ET New Report Highlights Lessons For Negotiating Public Pension Plan Reforms

A new report from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence offers lessons from governments that have reformed their pension plans to...