This brief examines the impact of investment fees on public pension plans’ performance, as well as the types of benchmarks used for different asset classes.
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Since 2009, the Center for State and Local Government Excellence has partnered with the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and the National Association of State Personnel Executives to conduct a study on state and local workforce issues. This year’s report contains both 2018 data on emerging issues like the gig economy and flexible work practices and longitudinal data on recruiting challenges, retirement plan or health benefit changes, hiring, and separations from service.
This brief explores the effects of 2005 to 2014 pension reform on state and local government competitiveness in the labor market.
This brief examines the impacts of South Dakota’s shift from voluntary to automatic enrollment in its supplemental retirement savings plan for public employees.
This brief examines the funded status of local government pension plans in comparison to state pension plans.
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 brief examines the relationship between unfunded pension liabilities and municipal bond borrowing costs for state and local governments 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 government pension plans outlines the challenging path these plans have been on, especially since 2009.
This brief provides a preliminary analysis of state and local government pension investment outside of traditional equities, bonds, and cash.