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Jan 14, 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...


Jan 07, 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...


Dec 17, 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...


Dec 17, 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...


Jun 18, 2015, 17:10 ET The Funding of State and Local Pensions: 2014-2018

A new issue brief from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, The Funding of State and Local Pensions: 2014-2018, finds that the...


Jun 09, 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...


Apr 23, 2015, 16:52 ET Launch Of Enhanced Public Plans Data Website

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence, the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, and the National Association of...


Apr 25, 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...


Apr 24, 2014, 08:00 ET Defined Contribution Plans In The Public Sector: An Update

The 2008 financial crisis prompted many state and local governments to make changes to their defined benefit pensions, most often raising employee...


Dec 11, 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...