News & Events

Drawing attention to trends and new research is an important part of MissionSquare Research Institute’s mission.  To that end, the Research Institute collaborates with media outlets and related organizations to promote its research and resources. The Institute’s research has been covered by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Axios, CNBC, Bloomberg News, Fox Business, Governing, Politico, Forbes, USA Today, and many other outlets. State legislators and agencies, local governments, and federal and congressional entities rely on and cite that research regularly.

The Research Institute also holds events and webinars to focus on timely issues, enabling state and local governments and other public service organizations to build capacity to attract and retain the talent they need to operate in an increasingly complex world.

Latest News

E-News: Strategies for Public Employee Financial Wellness, Recruitment Incentives

  • Strengthening Public Sector Employee Financial Wellness

  • Workforce and Data Insights at ICMA and NAGDCA Conferences

  • Recent Webinars on Recruitment, Retention, and Retirement

  • MissionSquare Research Institute in the News

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion a High Priority for Most Local Governments

Webinar on July 12th to Review Findings A new research report from MissionSquare Research Institute finds workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a high priority for 56% of local […]

New Study Finds State and Local Governments Hiring, But Face Acute Challenges Retaining Workers

Webinar on June 27th to Review Findings Eighty-one percent of state and local governments are hiring new employees but face workforce challenges that are impacting total employment, according to a […]


Webinar: Promising Practices in Public Sector Recruitment and Retention

Amidst the “Great Reshuffle” and “Great Resignation” occurring in the wake of the pandemic, local government employers need a multi-pronged approach to keep current employees and attract the next generation […]

Webinar: Continued Impact of COVID-19 on Public Sector Employee Job and Financial Outlook, Satisfaction, and Retention

More than half of state and local government employees report that more people are leaving jobs at their organization since the start of the pandemic, leaving their remaining coworkers stressed, […]

Webinar: Financial Wellness Grant Program Results

As public sector workers report increased financial challenges in the wake of the ongoing pandemic, a new series of financial wellness case studies and fact sheets provides state and local […]