Workforce


The Center’s research tracks the changing demographics of local and state government workers and how major issues, such as the Affordable Care Act, affects them.  In addition, the Center conducts annual polls to probe compensation and benefit changes and other human resource issues.

  • The City and County of San Francisco was the recipient of the Center’s inaugural Local Government Workforce Excellence Award. (11/11)

    November 11, 2011
    Articles
  • Retaining staff needed for core services, reducing employee health care costs, and addressing employee morale and workload problems are the top workforce issues facing local and state governments. (5/11)

    May 17, 2011
    Surveys
  • What is a local government to do when nearly 40 percent of its workforce is eligible to retire in the next five years, but replacing workers with permanent full-time workers is not possible? Sarasota County, Florida, has devised several strategies to ensure that it has the talent it needs while effectively managing personnel costs. (12/10)

    December 23, 2010
    Case Studies
  • Health care reform is stretching the capacity of state workforces, but it also offers an opportunity to tackle problems (PA Times).

    November 15, 2010
    Articles
  • Governor Sonny Perdue spearheaded the creation of the state’s Office of Customer Service in 2006 to improve customer service across all state government departments and agencies. Joe Doyle, director of the Office of Customer Service, quickly realized that excellent customer service is directly related to motivated employees and initiated a comprehensive employee satisfaction program to accompany a customer service improvement program. (10/10)

    October 17, 2010
    Case Studies
  • State officials say they have the expertise but not enough employees to meet federal deadlines for health care reform.

    September 30, 2010
    Surveys
  • In this article in HR News, Center President & CEO Elizabeth Kellar describes how government human resource professionals need to take a strategic approach to balancing workforce needs with economic realities. See page 14. (9/10)

    September 15, 2010
    Articles
  • Dr. Bryan Alsip, assistant director for clinical and population-based services of the San Antonio, TX, Metropolitan Health District, discusses his strategic approach to workforce management. His goals: ensuring that that his department can meet the growing needs of the community and attract grants to maintain and improve services.

    May 13, 2010
    Articles
  • Hiring freezes, pay freezes, layoffs, and furloughs top the list of ways that state and local governments are cutting costs. (1/10)

    January 19, 2010
    Surveys
  • Are compensation and benefit packages ready to address the occupational needs of the next decade? (9/09)

    September 12, 2009
    Articles