News & Events

Drawing attention to trends and new research is an important part of MissionSquare Research Institute’s mission.  To that end, the 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 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: Survey Findings on Recruitment and Other Workforce Challenges; SLGE’s New Name and Expanded Mission

  • The Center for State and Local Government Excellence is Becoming the MissionSquare Research Institute

  • 2021 State and Local Government Workforce Survey Results Released

  • Financial Wellness Grant Updates

  • SLGE at ICMA-RC in the News

State and Local Governments Face Acute Challenges Recruiting Workers in Health Care, Public Safety, Skilled Trades and Engineering

New Research from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence at ICMA-RC Finds Spike in Retirement Amid COVID-19 Pandemic New research assessing the state and local government workforce finds jurisdictions are facing acute challenges recruiting employees in several critical areas. Health care positions are identified as hard to fill by 60-75% of survey respondents, […]

E-News: Financial Wellness Resources; Webinar on Workforce Survey Results

  • New Infographic on Emergency Savings Funds for Employees
  • Register Now for Workforce Survey Webinar on May 19
  • Stakeholders Report on Financial Wellness
  • Public Plans Data: 2020 Updates Posted
  • SLGE at ICMA-RC in the News


Webinar Series: Strategic Steps for Developing the Post-Pandemic State & Local Government Workforce

Taking control of uncertainty and successfully steering through frequent bumps in the road is the fundamental leadership challenge of our time. State and local government leaders know that it takes talented and innovative employees to steer organizations through tough times and to be well-positioned during recovery. This has been abundantly clear throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Webinar: 2021 State and Local Workforce Survey Results

Since 2009, SLGE at ICMA-RC has partnered with the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and the National Association of State Personnel Executives on a workforce survey of state and local government HR professionals. This year’s survey included questions on recruitment, retention, benefits, and retirement, as well as flexible work practices and the looming […]

Webinar: State and Local Workforce: Employee Sentiment & Employment Outlook

SLGE and NIRS co-hosted a webinar on “The State and Local Workforce: Employee Sentiment & Employment Outlook,” with a recording posted here.