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

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  • 2014 Research Highlights: the annual compilation of Center research and resources.

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  • People-map

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

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    Local Government Strategies to Address Rising Health Care Costs

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Latest Research


How Will Longer Lifespans Affect State and Local Pension Funding?

Americans are living longer – and that creates new funding challenges for state and local pension plans.

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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