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

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  • People-map

    State & Local Government Workforce: 2014 Trends — Center’s annual survey of HR professionals

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  • 14-380-PensionPlans-Spotlight

    Employees will have to work longer and save more

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Latest Research


2014 Retirement Confidence Survey of the State and Local Government Workforce

This report analyzes data from a recent survey initiative that examined the employment and retirement planning and saving experiences of state and local government workers, as well as their confidence in their retirement income prospects. (8/14)

Health Care

Local Health Department Workforce Recruitment and Retention: Challenges and Opportunities

A new report finds that local health departments face significant workforce recruitment, retention, and succession planning challenges as they try to meet increasing service demands within continued fiscal constraints. (11/21/13)


State and Local Government Workforce: 2014 Trends

Local and state governments continue their hiring trend although their workforces are still smaller since the 2008 economic downturn; recruitment and retention continue to be challenges; and pressure on benefits continues, particularly health care. (5/14)


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)



Public Plans Database

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