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

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    Employees will have to work longer and save more

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Latest Research


Using Automatic Enrollment in Local Government Retirement Plans to Increase Savings

Although automatic enrollment in private sector retirement savings plans is increasingly common, this study finds local governments are slow to adopt the feature. (6/14)

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)



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