Research and Resources

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 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 that are critical […]
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.
May 17, 2017
This brief, part of an ongoing NASRA/SLGE series, examines the finances of the health insurance plans offered by state governments to retired employees in all 50 states.
March 10, 2016
This brief assesses the financial burden of Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEBs) on state and local governments.
December 16, 2014
This report offers an overview of the health care and Other Post-Employment Benefits that state and local governments provide retired employees and how they pay for them.
December 1, 2014
This report looks at survey data and case studies to examine the increase in health care costs and what state and local governments are doing to address them.
November 21, 2013
This report examines the recruitment and retention challenges facing local government health departments and the steps some governments are taking to address them.
June 12, 2013
This report provides an overview of the health benefits states provide for their retired employees and how they pay for them.