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Nov 13, 2019, 10:00 ET New Report Finds Heath And Human Services Workforce Challenges Drive Innovation

State and local governments face greater competition for talent even as the demand for specialized health and human services (HHS) jobs grows,...


Oct 01, 2019, 10:00 ET New Research Examines Funded Ratio Of State & Local Public Pension Plans

A new analysis of public pension plans finds that the funded ratio edged up slightly to 73 percent in fiscal year 2018. Additionally, the research...


Sep 18, 2019, 14:45 ET New Center for State and Local Government Excellence Research Examines Variable Arrangements for Public Pension Plans

A new report from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and AARP provides policymakers and stakeholders with an overview of the ...


Sep 16, 2019, 11:30 ET The Center for State and Local Government Excellence and ICMA-RC Release New Research Infographic on Public Education Workforce

With schools back in session and many states facing teacher shortages, the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and ICMA-RC have...


Aug 28, 2019, 10:02 ET State and Local Government Leaders to Meet for Public Sector Workforce 2030 Summit

State and local government leaders will gather in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on September 26 – 27, 2019, to examine key long-term public sector...


Jul 22, 2019, 14:00 ET New Research Finds State And Local Governments Continue To Face Workforce Recruitment And Retention Challenges, Explore Flexible Work Practices And Use Of The Gig Economy

New research finds that state and local governments continue to face challenges filling a wide array of positions. Policing, engineering, maintenance ...


Mar 21, 2019, 10:00 ET ICMA-RC and the Center for State and Local Government Excellence Introduce New Study Examining Public Employee Attitudes Toward Retirement and Auto-Enrollment

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and ICMA-RC announced results from a new survey released today that finds nearly half of...


Dec 27, 2018, 10:00 ET State And Local Government Trends To Watch In 2019

Recent research efforts by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) reveal key issues facing state and local government leaders in ...


Nov 30, 2018, 11:00 ET New Research Examines Return To Work Policies For Public Sector Employees

A new report provides the first comprehensive analysis of the post-retirement employment policies of over 80 of the largest state pension plans in...


Oct 23, 2018, 10:41 ET New Research Examines Funded Ratio Of State & Local Public Pension Plans

A new analysis of the 2017 funded ratios of public pension plans finds the average funded status remained steady under the traditional Government...


Oct 01, 2018, 10:00 ET New Research Finds State And Local Government Leaders Are Transforming Their Organizations To Compete And Adapt To Changing Workforce

A new report finds that state and local government leaders are shifting from a transactional to a strategic approach to support local and state...


May 22, 2018, 02:00 ET New Research Finds State And Local Governments Face Growing Workforce Recruitment And Morale Challenges, Turning To "Gig Economy" Workers

New research finds that state and local governments report that they continue to face steep challenges filling a wide array of positions. Policing,...


Apr 11, 2018, 11:00 ET New Analysis Suggests Public Pension Cuts Hurt State and Local Governments' Ability to Recruit Workers

A new research brief that explores the impacts of public pension reform from 2005 to 2014 suggests that cuts to pension benefits have reduced the...


Dec 05, 2017, 14:30 ET New Case Studies Highlight Importance of Succession Planning

"Succession Planning," a recent report from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) in partnership with Kronos and the...


Nov 21, 2017, 12:00 ET New SLGE Report Finds That Shared Staffing Approaches Can Enhance Provision of Public Health Services

Public health challenges, such as disease outbreaks and substance abuse problems, do not recognize jurisdictional boundaries. "Staff Sharing...


Jul 26, 2017, 10:00 ET Comprehensive and Timely Reporting Key for Public Pension Transparency

Public pension plans are required to administer important reporting and disclosure functions. But, are they performing these functions well? A recent ...


Jan 14, 2016, 03:31 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 Standards...


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 hired temporary or...


Dec 17, 2015, 01:42 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 Government...


Jun 18, 2015, 05:10 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 taking...


Apr 23, 2015, 04:52 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 State...


Dec 05, 2014, 04:29 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...


Jul 02, 2014, 03:39 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...


Jun 05, 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...