Are City Pension Woes Widespread? Are Pensions the Cause?
This new Center brief explores the extent to which economic factors, poor fiscal management, and/or high pension costs contribute to the challenges cities with financial problems face. Read the brief.
New report: Local Health Department Workforce Recruitment and Retention: Challenges and Opportunities
Local health departments face significant workforce recruitment, retention, and succession planning challenges as they try to meet increasing service demands within continued fiscal constraints, according to a new report by the Center and the Health Policy and Administration Division, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago. Learn more.
Retirement: Why the Next Generation Needs a Plan
Find out how post-recession benefit changes affect the retirement strategies of new hires and what government employers can do to help them in this PM magazine cover story by Center President & CEO Elizabeth Kellar and Vice President of Research Joshua Franzel.
Austin, TX, Transit Agency Cuts Costs and Boosts Wellness
In 2003, the Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority in Austin, TX, was experiencing health care cost increases of 15 to 25 percent per year. Capital Metro estimates it has saved $4,568,167 in health care costs over the last seven years. Learn more about the agency’s wellness program and how it has stemmed health care costs, enhanced employee health, reduced absenteeism, and improved morale.
Center in the News
How Did 2013 Treat Public Employees?
Governing writes that the environment for state and local government employees began to improve in 2013, as evidenced by Center research.
Vancouver Pensions Least Burdensome in Study
The Vancouver Columbian features Center research in a look at how the city’s pension costs compare with other cities