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    Retirement security issues are a growing concern for state and local government workers and employers.

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    State & Local Government Workforce: 2015 Trends — Center’s annual survey of HR professionals

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Latest Research


The Funding of State and Local Pensions: 2014-2018

This 2015 report of state and local government pension funding finds that most public pension plans have improved their funded status. (6/14)

Health Care

Spotlight on Retiree Health Care Benefits for State and Local Employees in 2014

An overview of the health care and other postemployment benefits state and local governments provide for their retired employees and how they pay for them. (12/14)


State and Local Government Workforce: 2015 Trends

For the second year in a row, state and local governments are reporting an increase in hiring, but pressure on benefits continues, with employees taking on greater shares of health care costs and contributions to pensions (6/15)


Comparing Compensation: State-Local Versus Private Sector Workers

An examination of whether benefits close the wage gap between public and private sector workers. The analysis found that the compensation of state-local and private sector workers is similar. (9/15/11)



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