All Research Studies

The Public Sector Workforce – Past, Present, and Future

An examination of the demographics of the state and local government workforce, the projected public sector workforce needs of the future as the baby boomer generation begins to retire, and the issues state and local government executives describe as major challenges to recruiting and retaining the next wave of public servants. Originally presented at the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) meeting, January 5, 2009.

Retiree Health Care in the American States

This report examines how state administrators perceive the importance of retiree health care benefits to central human resource goals; how the states structure retiree health care programs; and which cost sharing and cost shedding measures have been adopted and/or are being considered. All 50 states report they are making incremental changes, focusing primarily on disease prevention, cost containment, and cost sharing strategies. (12/08)

A Guide to Implementing GASB 45

An examination of how North Carolina local governments are meeting their obligations to report their unfunded retiree health care obligations. The brief is based on a survey of the 30 local governments in the state with annual revenues greater than $100 million. (11/10/08)

Retiree Health Plans: A National Assessment

This report shines a light on differences and similarities in state health plans in a quick reference format. It includes such details as eligibility requirements for coverage and the cost to employees and to state governments for the benefit. (9/08)