State and Local Government Workforce: 2016 Trends


For the third year in a row, state and local governments are reporting an increase in hiring. Pressure on benefits continues, with employees taking on greater shares of health care costs and contributions to pensions. As the rate of retirements accelerate, there is a greater sense of urgency about recruitment, retention, and succession planning.

Publication date:
May 2016
Filed under:
Download publication:
State and Local Government Workforce - 2016 Trends

“State and Local Government Workforce: 2016 Trends” is an annual survey conducted by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (, the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (, and National Association of State Personnel Executives ( of human resource professionals. Three hundred thirty-one (331) IPMA-HR and NASPE members took part in the survey, which was conducted in March and April 2016.