Events

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

SLGE also holds events and webinars to focus on timely issues, enabling state and local governments to build capacity to attract and retain the talent they need to operate in an increasingly complex word.

Events

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 […]

Webinar: K-12 Employees – 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 […]

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 Series, Pt 3: 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.”

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Press Briefing: Update on Public Sector Employee Views on Finances & Employment Outlook Due to COVID-19

Join us for a media pre-briefing on forthcoming research that examines public employee views on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This new national poll finds that the pandemic and […]

Webinar: COVID-19 Public Sector Trends and Solutions

Register here for a webinar on January 14, 2021 as we address ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the public sector and discuss how solutions such as Impact Investing can make a difference in communities.

Webinar: Research Examines Local Government Cross-Sector Collaborations to Address Public Health Challenges

Survey with ICMA and Case Studies in Colorado, Florida and Minnesota Focus on Affordable Housing, Healthy Community Design, and Substance Misuse As the nation continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, […]

Webinar: Financial Wellness Resources Available to All

A webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th at 3:00 p.m. ET to learn more about forthcoming financial wellness education and support content. Register at no charge here. These resources […]

Webinar: K-12 Public School Employee Views on Job and Benefits

SLGE hosted a webinar to discuss results from the recent poll of K-12 public school employees on their job and benefits views, both in general and in light of the […]

Webinar: State and Local Government Employees’ Views on COVID-19

SLGE polling of state and local government employees reveals their views on how COVID-19 is impacting their work, their finances, and their families. Report author Rivka Liss-Levinson, PhD, SLGE Director […]

Webinar: New State & Local Government Financial Wellness Grants

A new national initiative is accepting grant proposals from state and local governments to establish or improve employee financial wellness programs. Up to 26 grants will be offered for a one-year, non-renewable initiative. The grant funding amount is based on jurisdiction workforce size, with up to $100,000 available for state and local governments with 2,500 or more employees.
A webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020 to review the grant proposal process and respond to questions.

Webinar: State and Local Workforce, 2020 Survey

New research from finds a steady increase in telework among state and local government employees (27 percent), the highest share since 2016 (22 percent). This practice is more common in […]

Webinar: A Focus on Public Sector Financial Wellness Programs

A webinar discussing A Focus on Public Sector Financial Wellness Programs: Employee Needs and Preferences detailed the results of a national survey of 507 state and local government employees assessing […]

Webinar: Public Health Workforce – Current Characteristics and Projected Growth

As the nation faces increased strains on its public health workforce from the COVID-19 outbreak, this new primer describes the current public health workforce size, expectations for growth, employee demographics, […]

Webinar: Medicare Marketplaces for State and Local Government Retiree Health Care

As many state and local governments face inadequate funding levels for retiree health care obligations, a new report and webinar offer policymakers with a guide to individual Medicare marketplaces. These […]

Webinar: Innovations in the Health and Human Services Workforce

State and local governments face greater competition for talent even as the demand for specialized health and human services (HHS) jobs grows, according to a new report from the Center […]

Webinar: Proactive Pension Management

SLGE hosted a webinar discussing the report Proactive Pension Management: An Elected Official’s Guide to Variable Benefit and Contribution Arrangements.  The webinar included SLGE staff, as well as Paula Sanford, […]

Webinar: State and Local Workforce Survey Results

Government agencies face special challenges in recruiting, retaining, and retiring employees.  The annual SLGE survey on workforce issues explores those challenges, along with effective strategies, benefits structures, and flexible work […]

Webinar: Public Employee Attitudes Toward Retirement and Auto-Enrollment

A survey by SLGE and ICMA-RC finds nearly half of state and local employees approve of auto-enrollment in defined contribution plans, known as Supplemental Retirement Plans (SRPs), and 77 percent […]

Save-the-Date: 8th World Pensions Forum – May 23 and 24, 2019

Recent Center for State and Local Government Excellence research to be presented at the upcoming World Pensions Forum, May 23 and 24, 2019.

Media Briefing: Retirement Trends for Public Employees

A plan sponsor, researcher and financial services executive look ahead

Public Sector Workforce 2030: Planning for the Next Generation of State and Local Government Employees, September 26th and 27th, 2019

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence, the National League of Cities, and ICMA-RC hosted a workforce summit September 27, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Webinar: Financial Literacy Programs for Local Government Employees

SLGE staff hosted a free webinar on Wednesday, February 6, to discuss the findings from a new report on financial literacy programs for local government employees.  The webinar reviewed key […]

Pension Academy

SLGE President Joshua Franzel, PhD, was one of the featured speakers at a Pension Academy being presented at the Connecticut State Capitol on Friday, January 11.

Webcast: Overcoming Top Workforce Challenges

SLGE Director of Research Rivka Liss-Levinson, Ph. D., participated in a panel discussion with Route Fifty on “Overcoming Top Workforce Challenges in State and Local Government.”  Click here to view […]

Webinar: Post-Retirement Reemployment

SLGE and NASRA presented the results of a study on post-retirement reemployment in state and local government in a webinar on Wednesday, December 12, at 1pm EST.  This event was geared toward state and local government elected and appointed officials and staff. 

Webinar: Post-Retirement Reemployment

SLGE and NASRA presented the results of a study on post-retirement reemployment in state and local government in a webinar on Wednesday, November 28.  This event was geared toward the academic and research community.

Webinar: Workforce of the Future

As a companion to the report Workforce of the Future: Strategies to Manage Change, SLGE conducted a webinar on October 1, 2018.  This session reviewed research that examines how state […]

SLGE Presentations and Discussions at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference

As part of the ICMA conference in Baltimore, September 23-26, 2018, SLGE staff will participate in or convene discussions around financial literacy programs for local government workers, the state of local […]

Webinar: SLGE and NLC Share Retirement and Benefits Research

Local government retirement and benefits research by SLGE and the National League of Cities was recently shared in a webinar on ‘The State of Local Retirement and Health Benefits’. A […]

Webinar: State and Local Government Workforce – 2018 Data and 10 Year Trends

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence hosted a webinar to review and discuss the new report – State and Local Government Workforce: 2018 Data and 10 Year Trends. For […]

Webinar: Succession Planning

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE), the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, and Kronos share the findings of a October 2017 report on Succession Planning. This […]

Retirement (In)Security Summit: State and Local Governments Tackle Retirement Preparedness and Workforce Challenges

On October 2, 2017, SLGE held a Retirement (In)Security Summit in order to explore the implications of changing demographics, pension and health benefit trends and issues, and what strategies are effective […]

Webinar: Using Public Plans Data to Understand the Funding of State & Local Pensions

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (CRR) share their newest pension research and highlight “quick facts” from publicplansdata.org. In […]

Webinar: What’s New in PublicPlansData.org

On May 19, 2016, SLGE and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College partnered to offer a free webinar showing users the new features and data sets that have […]

Webinar: The Facts on Public Pensions

Public pensions continue to be a topic of great concern to state policymakers across the country. Struggling from years of insufficient contributions, combined with longer-living retiree populations, many states face […]

Webinar: Workforce of Tomorrow

The Local Government Research Collaborative hosted a webinar on February 16, 2016 featuring SLGE’s “Workforce of Tomorrow” report. SLGE President/CEO Elizabeth Kellar reviewed the report’s findings and six action strategies. A panel […]

Webinar: Using Data to Guide Decisions and Tell Your Pension Plan’s Story

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence and its partners guide participants through Public Plans Data, a free, publicly accessible online database of financial, actuarial, and governance data for the nation’s largest public pensions […]

Retirement Security Summit: The Evolving Social Contract

On June 9, 2015, SLGE convened a Retirement Security Summit in order to explore pension and health benefit changes, retirement income trends, the implications of shifting demographics, and the evolving […]

Webinar: Retirement Confidence of State and Local Government Workers

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence and TIAA-CREF Institute discuss the findings of a recent survey report that examined the employment and retirement planning and saving experiences of state and local government […]

Webinar: Recruitment and Retention Challenges and Successes in the Local Health Department Workforce

A webinar based on a joint Center/University of Illinois at Chicago report, Local Health Department Workforce Recruitment and Retention: Challenges and Opportunities. The report found that local health departments face significant […]

Webinar: Auto Features in Public Sector Retirement Savings Plans

This webinar offers a review of promising practices for automatic features in public sector defined contribution plans.

Future of Retirement Summit

The Center convened a Future of Retirement Summit to address the workforce, legal, financial, policy, and political challenges facing local and state governments as they retool their retirement benefits. Program […]

Center Recognizes Local Governments for Workforce Excellence

Governments cultivating workforce and planning for future needs within financial realities The City and County of San Francisco was the recipient of the Center’s inaugural Local Government Workforce Excellence Award […]