A new report finds that local health departments face significant workforce recruitment, retention, and succession planning challenges as they try to meet increasing service demands within continued fiscal constraints.
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This brief examines how much city residents pay for pensions – not just for city pensions, but also for school district and county pensions.
This brief finds that the funded status of state and local pensions declined slightly in 2012 reflecting asset smoothing procedures from the 2008-2009 market crash.
An overview of the health benefits states provide for their retired employees and how they pay for them.
Despite having a better track record of paying the annual required contribution, locally-administered pension plans have not yet caught up with the funded levels of state-administered plans.
This brief offers an analysis of how cuts in pension benefits could affect the quality of teachers school districts are able to hire.
This report reviews the current and future role of defined contribution plans for state and local government employees and the governments that provide the retirement benefit.
One-third of human resource executives made changes to the retirement plans they offer to employees within the past 12 months.
This brief examines the growth of wellness plans and documents the health and financial benefits they have produced.
Like all employers, state and local governments must control health care costs while still offering competitive benefit packages that will attract and retain talented employees. Eight states that have adopted innovative practices to reduce costs and improve employees’ health are featured in this publication, which comes out of a joint Center for Excellence-North Carolina State University symposium that addressed both national trends and a rich variety of lessons learned from state innovations.