As the population ages, retirement security issues have become a growing concern for state and local governments. Not only do governments face challenges in funding their pensions and retiree health insurance programs, state and local leaders also see worrisome signs that their residents are not prepared for retirement. This summit will explore the implications of Read More

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (CRR) share their newest pension research and highlight “quick facts” from In addition to looking at pension funding trends and payments of the employer’s required contribution, CRR researchers share how new pension accounting standards affect the Read More

On May 19, 2016, SLGE and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College partnered to offer a free webinar showing users the new features and data sets that have been added to, including: (1) a map showing which state retirement plans are covered by Social Security and which ones are not; (2) retirement Read More

Public pensions continue to be a topic of great concern to state policymakers across the country. Struggling from years of insufficient contributions, combined with longer-living retiree populations, many states face mounting public pension liabilities. Understanding how your state’s plan compares to others around the country and having access to reliable data about pension plans are Read More

The Local Government Research Collaborative hosted a webinar on February 16, 2016 featuring SLGE’s “Workforce of Tomorrow” report. SLGE President/CEO Elizabeth Kellar reviewed the report’s findings and six action strategies. A panel of local government management experts described how they compete for talent and how to engage and manage that talent. Speakers: Karen Thoreson, Alliance Read More

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence and its partners guide participants through Public Plans Data, a free, publicly accessible online database of financial, actuarial, and governance data for the nation’s largest public pensions plans, demonstrating how state and local governments local governments can use the tool to put pension data into context.  Speakers show how Public Plans Data Read More

Video and PowerPoint Presentations from SLGE’s June 2015 Retirement Security Summit. Participants explored pension and health benefit changes, retirement income trends, the implications of shifting demographics, and the evolving social contract with employees.

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence and TIAA-CREF Institute discuss the findings of a recent survey report 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. Speakers: Paul J. Yakoboski, Ph.D., Senior Economist, TIAA-CREF Institute Joshua M. Franzel, Ph.D., Read More

This webinar offers a review of promising practices for automatic features in public sector defined contribution plans. Implementation strategies are also covered. The discussion was based on recent Center research, including Using Automatic Escalation in Public Sector Retirement Plans to Increase Savings. Hosted by: Gregory Dyson, Senior Vice President, Chief Operations and Marketing Officer, ICMA-RC Speakers: Joshua Read More

A webinar based on a joint Center/University of Illinois at Chicago report, Local Health Department Workforce Recruitment and Retention: Challenges and Opportunities. The report found 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. Speakers: Joshua Franzel, PhD, Vice Read More