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

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 […]

State and Local Workforce Morale Is Up, But Many Workers Still Consider Changing Jobs or Leaving Public Sector

New MissionSquare Research Institute National Poll Finds Increased Employee Debt and Sustained COVID-19 Worries Webinar on July 29 to Review Findings As COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to climb across the U.S., the morale of state and local government employees is also on the rise. Positive morale regarding work among this segment of the workforce increased […]

E-News: Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Infographic; Public Plans Data Update

  • COVID-19: Employee Vaccination Status and Views

  • Expansion of Public Plans Database

  • MissionSquaer Research Institute

  • LinkedIn Webinar Series

  • MissionSquare Research Institute in the News


Webinar Series, Pt 2: Flexible Workplace Implementation

MissionSquare Research Institute, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and the Mejorando Group discuss flexible workplace approaches, including work from home, alternate work schedules, job sharing, gig hiring, technology applications, and a strategic reassessment of workforce needs.

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 […]