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

K-12 Public School Employees Have a Multitude of Concerns as Pandemic Lingers

National Poll Shows Anxiety About Student Learning, COVID-19 Risk, Personal Finances Ninety percent of K-12 employees are concerned about students falling behind as a result of the pandemic. At the same time, K-12 employees are working longer hours, having difficulty adjusting to changes in the nature of their jobs and are worried about protecting their […]

K-12 Workforce More Stressed and Inclined to Consider a Job Change as Compared to Other State and Local Employees

Poll indicates 90% of K-12 employees are concerned about students falling behind. See key findings and link to related infographic.

Long-Term Growth in Postsecondary Education Staffing Despite Pandemic-Related Declines

Steepest Declines in 2020 Were Among Junior Colleges, Technical, and Trade Schools College and university staffing increased by 51% between January 1999 and January 2020, with a decline of 9% in 2020 during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other postsecondary schools also saw growth during the same timeframe, with employment increasing by 192% through […]


Webinar: Strategic Local Government Workforce Management in the Wake of the Pandemic

MissionSquare Research Institute and the National League of Cities partner on exploring strategies for managing the public workforce in changing times.

Webinar: Optimized Benefits and Compensation to Meet Employees’ Needs

MissionSquare Research Institute, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and the Mejorando Group discuss how states and localities can optimize benefits and compensation to gain a competitive advantage in recruitment and retention.

Webinar-2021 Updated Survey Results: Public Employee Views on Finances, Employment, and COVID-19

View the recording or presentation slides for this webinar on the findings of the report, “2021 Updated Survey Results: Public Sector Employee Views on Finances and Employment Outlook Due to COVID-19.”