Research and Resources

November 15, 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‚Äôs greatest public health challenges. The report delivers detailed information and promising […]
October 14, 2020
As many state and local employees face increased financial challenges and stress amid the coronavirus pandemic, two case studies – from Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, and Denver, Colorado – highlight the successful implementation of financial education and wellness programs to help improve the financial security of their workforce and the surrounding communities. Download a copy here.
July 28, 2020
This quick reference guide is offered to outline: (1) what is meant by financial wellness (sometimes referred to as financial literacy or financial education); (2) what topics are included in employer-provided financial wellness programs; (3) what formats are typically used to offer and communicate program content; (4) what barriers employers must address and overcome in […]
Financial Wellness
April 13, 2020
As many state and local employees face increased financial challenges and stress amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new report finds that these public employees already were worried about their personal finances. Prior to the current global health crisis, the vast majority, 88 percent, worried about their personal finances and financial decisions, and many worry while […]
How Does the Public Health Workforce Compare with the Broader Public Sector?
March 10, 2020
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. […]
Use of Individual Medicare Markeplaces for Public Sector Retiree Health Care: A Guide for Elected Officials
March 2, 2020
As many state and local governments face inadequate funding levels for retiree healthcare obligations, a new report offers policymakers with a guide to individual Medicare marketplaces.
Infographic Employee Financial Literacy
October 25, 2019
SLGE survey research on state and local government financial literacy programs includes this infographic on current practice and employee preferences for how such programs might be delivered. A follow-up report will include further discussion of the research as well as related case studies. The Center also compiled an initial report of existing financial literacy programs […]
Map of State OPEBs and Unfunded Liabilities
July 22, 2019
As part of our ongoing research series, SLGE and the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA) have compiled a state-by-state summary of other post-employment benefits (OPEBs), which is primarily comprised of retiree health care. This infographic shows per capita shares of unfunded liabilities, as well as current contribution levels. For current data on retirement […]
Case studies in staff sharing in local public health
April 29, 2019
SLGE examines how local public health departments have implemented staff sharing arrangements across geographic boundaries. The research provides important insight on key challenges, how the effort was implemented, financial consideration, outcomes, and lessons learned through two case studies of staff sharing arrangements in New Jersey and Minnesota. The report also highlights two areas of focus […]
January 24, 2019
An in-depth analysis of local government financial literacy programs across the U.S. finds that only about one in four local government employers offer financial literacy programs to their workforce.
December 18, 2018
The Center for State and Local Government Excellence, with support from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services, conducted an environmental scan and key informant interviews to identify and better understand the opportunities and challenges associated with staff sharing arrangements in local health departments. The information gathered from these interviews was used to develop this […]
November 22, 2017
This report examines case studies of three cross-jurisdictional staff sharing arrangements in local public health organizations.