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January 2021

Press Briefing: Update on Public Sector Employee Views on Finances & Employment Outlook Due to COVID-19

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a media pre-briefing on forthcoming research that examines public employee views on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This new national poll finds that the pandemic and economic crisis are taking a heavy toll on the state and local workforce. The research indicates that since May, state and local workers’ negative job sentiment has increased, with 52% reporting job stress, 44% indicating they are anxious at work, and 54% reporting negative financial impacts from the pandemic. These…

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Webinar: COVID-19 Public Sector Trends and Solutions

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Register here for a webinar on January 14, 2021 as we address ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the public sector and discuss how solutions such as Impact Investing can make a difference in communities.

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November 2020

Webinar: Research Examines Local Government Cross-Sector Collaborations to Address Public Health Challenges

November 17, 2020

Survey with ICMA and Case Studies in Colorado, Florida and Minnesota Focus on Affordable Housing, Healthy Community Design, and Substance Misuse As the nation continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, a new report explores how local government agencies are collaborating to help address today’s greatest public health challenges. The report delivers detailed information and promising practices for government and public health officials to consider when it comes to cross-sector collaborations to improve population health. The report utilizes a mixed-methods approach,…

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September 2020

Webinar: Financial Wellness Resources Available to All

September 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th at 3:00 p.m. ET to learn more about forthcoming financial wellness education and support content. Register at no charge here. These resources -- part of a larger financial wellness partnership between SLGE, the National Association of State Treasurers Foundation, and the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, with funding from the Wells Fargo Foundation -- will be available to all interested stakeholders at no charge.  Among other content, they include: a…

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August 2020

Webinar: K-12 Public School Employee Views on Job and Benefits

August 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

SLGE hosted a webinar to discuss results from the recent poll of K-12 public school employees on their job and benefits views, both in general and in light of the ongoing pandemic's impacts on their job satisfaction, financial condition and personal/family well-being.  Click here to access the presentation slides or on the image below to view the recording.  

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June 2020

Webinar: State and Local Government Employees’ Views on COVID-19

June 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

SLGE polling of state and local government employees reveals their views on how COVID-19 is impacting their work, their finances, and their families. Report author Rivka Liss-Levinson, PhD, SLGE Director of Research, and Orlando Cruz, Senior Vice President, ICMA-RC, discussed the poll's findings in a webinar.  Click here to download the slides or click the image below to view a recording: You may also download a copy of the full report, Public Sector Employee Views on Finances and Employment Outlook…

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May 2020

Webinar: New State & Local Government Financial Wellness Grants

May 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A new national initiative is accepting grant proposals from state and local governments to establish or improve employee financial wellness programs. Up to 26 grants will be offered for a one-year, non-renewable initiative. The grant funding amount is based on jurisdiction workforce size, with up to $100,000 available for state and local governments with 2,500 or more employees.
A webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020 to review the grant proposal process and respond to questions.

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Webinar: State and Local Workforce, 2020 Survey

May 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

New research from finds a steady increase in telework among state and local government employees (27 percent), the highest share since 2016 (22 percent). This practice is more common in state agencies (64 percent) than local jurisdictions (19 percent). The increase may relate to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that overlapped with this research. This telework trend, and others, may change dramatically given the ongoing pandemic, social distancing guidelines, and unprecedented pressures on state and local government budgets. Based…

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April 2020

Webinar: A Focus on Public Sector Financial Wellness Programs

April 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A webinar discussing A Focus on Public Sector Financial Wellness Programs: Employee Needs and Preferences detailed the results of a national survey of 507 state and local government employees assessing their needs and preferences regarding employer-based financial literacy and education programs. Authored by Rivka Liss-Levinson, Ph.D., director of research with the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE), the survey was conducted with Greenwald & Associates. Click here to download the presentation slides or click on the embedded image…

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Webinar: Public Health Workforce – Current Characteristics and Projected Growth

April 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Public Health Workforce Webinar

As the nation faces increased strains on its public health workforce from the COVID-19 outbreak, this new primer describes the current public health workforce size, expectations for growth, employee demographics, job tenure, and the skill sets most in demand. This description is offered against the broader backdrop of the overall state and local government sector. How Does the Public Health Workforce Compare with the Broader Public Sector?, was prepared by SLGE with the support of the de Beaumont Foundation.  Click…

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