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SLGE Presentations and Discussions at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference

September 23, 2018

As part of the ICMA conference in Baltimore, September 23-26, 2018, SLGE staff will participate in or convene discussions around financial literacy programs for local government workers, the state of local retirement and health benefits, and non-traditional approaches to staffing.

  • ‘Structuring Retirement Benefits to Support Talent Management’ (with ICMA-RC) – Monday, September 24 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
    • Compensation, a key component of talent management has many facets. While the talent that local governments seek to attract and retain will naturally tend to gravitate toward salary, benefits play an important role, especially at a time of tight labor markets and limited government resources. Local governments need to balance the funding not just of defined benefit plans that either they or their state sponsors, but also of retiree health benefits under the new accounting standards that will apply to most local government balance sheets this fall. Moreover, employees have access to various levels of pension benefits and differ in the values they place on the importance of portable supplemental deferred compensation plans. This session will discuss actionable alternatives to consider when designing a multifaceted retirement program that addresses these challenges.
  • Roundtable on ‘Is Your Workforce Financially Literate’ – Tuesday, September 25 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
    • How are local governments working to improve employee financial literacy? How are jurisdictions tailoring financial literacy programs to different cohorts? Discuss the topics to cover, the best ways to deliver content, and how to know if you’re making an impact.
  • Roundtable on ‘Non-Traditional Staffing’ – Wednesday, September 26 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
    • As low unemployment leads to recruiting challenges, local governments are considering creative approaches to retain the talent they need. Are flexible workplace policies right for you? What about gig-economy staffing, re-employed retirees, or staff you share with another jurisdiction?


September 23, 2018
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