Research and Resources
April 26, 2021
In conjunction with April being Financial Literacy Month, the Center for State and Local Government Excellence at ICMA-RC has developed an infographic on the business case for helping employees to build emergency savings.
April 19, 2021
SLGE at ICMA-RC convened a group of thirteen associations or other key stakeholders for a discussion on financial wellness for state and local government employees. This report summarizes the areas of focus and opportunities for collaboration.
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’s 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.