This issue brief examines the funded status of local government pension plans relative to states.
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Public health challenges, such as disease outbreaks and substance abuse problems, do not recognize jurisdictional boundaries. This report examines case studies of three cross-jurisdictional staff sharing arrangements in local public health organizations as a means to expand organizational capacity, better manage expenditures, and contain or address existing or emerging issues.
This issue brief examines whether state and local borrowing costs have become more sensitive to pensions since the financial crisis.
This report describes how state and local governments use succession planning as a an integral part of their strategy to attract, engage, and retain employees.
SLGE’s annual update on the funded status of state and local pension plans outlines the challenging path that plans have been on, especially since 2009.
The brief uses data from PublicPlansData.org to explore which state and local pension plans have the largest allocations in investments outside of public equities, bonds, and cash and the broader impact of aggregate allocation shifts on returns and volatility.
The brief examines the finances of the health insurance benefit plans offered by state governments to retired employees in all 50 states, as part of an ongoing NASRA/SLGE series.
Comprehensive and timely reporting and communication has become increasingly important as employees, policy makers, and other stakeholder groups attempt to navigate the changing public pension landscape. This report examines the reporting practices of eighty-three of the largest statewide pension plans and offers case studies of five pension systems that provide lessons learned for how to effectively communicate relevant information.
This issue brief examines state and local pension reforms in the aftermath of the financial crisis.
This 2016 report of state and local government pension funding finds that most public pension plans have shown modest improvement in their funded status.