News & Events

Drawing attention to trends and new research is an important part of SLGE at ICMA-RC’s mission. To that end, SLGE at ICMA-RC collaborates with media outlets and related organizations to promote its research and resources. The Center’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.

SLGE at ICMA-RC 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: Public Service Employment; COVID Impacts by Career Stage

  • A Cross-Sector Review of Public Employment
  • Infographic: Career Stage Breakouts on COVID-19 Survey
  • Presentations at the ICMA Regional Conferences
  • Recent Webinars
  • SLGE in the News

K-12 Employee Job Satisfaction Plummets as Stress and Worries Increase Regarding COVID-19 Safety and Personal Finances

A nationwide poll of K-12 employees finds this segment of the state and local workforce has heightened concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

E-News: Expanding Mission; COVID Impacts – Public Employee Survey Report, May vs. October

  • Our Expanding Mission
  • New Research and Upcoming Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 on Public Employee Views on Employment and Finances
  • Trends to Watch for the New Year
  • Stakeholder Summits
  • Key Resources – Financial Literacy and Retirement Plan Data
  • SLGE in the News

Events

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.

Webinar: K-12 Public School Employee Views on Finances, Employment Outlook, and Safety Concerns Due to COVID-19

A nationwide poll of K-12 employees finds this segment of the state and local workforce has heightened concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Of those surveyed, the vast majority reported feeling stressed (63%), high levels of burnout/fatigue (54%), and substantial anxiety (47%) at work due to the pandemic. These worries come as K-12 employees were […]

Webinar: Public Sector Employee Views on Finances and Employment Due to COVID-19, May vs. October 2020

According to Research conducted by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence at ICMA-RC, State & Local Employees’ Negative Job Sentiments are Climbing   Employee Burnout/Fatigue Jumped from 27% in May to 47% in October; More Than Half Say Pandemic Has Harmed Personal Finances   The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis are taking a heavy toll on the state and local workforce. Since the early days of the pandemic, […]