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State Initiatives to Cover Uncovered Private Sector Workers

This brief examines the private sector retirement savings gap, the initiatives that states have taken to address it, and what the U.S. Department of Labor has done to remove regulatory barriers. (02/16)

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How Big a Burden are State and Local OPEB Benefits ?

This brief attempts to answer the question: How big of a burden are OPEB benefits to state and local governments?


State and Local Government Workforce: 2016 Trends

For the third year in a row, state and local governments are reporting an increase in hiring. Pressure on benefits continues, with employees taking on greater shares of health care costs and contributions to pensions. As the rate of retirements accelerate, there is a greater sense of urgency about recruitment, retention, and succession planning.


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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