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Retirement

How Have Pension Cuts Affected Public Sector Competitiveness?

State and local data from 2005 to 2014 show the impact pension cuts have on the ability of governments to recruit, retain, and retire talented employees.

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Health Care

Staff Sharing Arrangements for Local Public Health

Public health challenges, such as disease outbreaks and substance abuse problems, do not recognize jurisdictional boundaries. This report examines case studies of three cross-jurisdictional staff sharing arrangements in local public health organizations as a means to expand organizational capacity, better manage expenditures, and contain or address existing or emerging issues.

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Workforce

State and Local Government Workforce: 2018 Data and 10 Year Trends

Since 2009, the Center for State and Local Government Excellence has partnered with the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and the National Association of State Personnel Executives to conduct a study on state and local workforce issues. This year’s report contains both 2018 data on emerging issues like the gig economy and flexible work practices and longitudinal data on recruiting challenges, retirement plan or health benefit changes, hiring, and separations from service.

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Compensation

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.

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Public Plans Database

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