Workforce

State and local governments face significant challenges in attracting and retaining talent as retiring baby boomers begin to be replaced by a workforce that is younger, more diverse, more mobile, and more reliant on information and communication technologies.

SLGE’s research tracks the changing demographics of local and state government workers and how major issues, such as rising healthcare costs, affects them. In addition, SLGE conducts annual polls to probe compensation and benefit changes, succession and workforce planning, and other public sector workforce resource issues.

Workforce Resources

Report: K-12 Employee Job Satisfaction Plummets as Stress and Worries Increase Regarding COVID-19 Safety and Personal Finances

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 feeling stressed (63%), high levels of burnout/fatigue (54%), and substantial anxiety (47%) at work due to the pandemic. These worries come as K-12 employees were […]

Public Sector Employee Views on Finances and Employment Due to COVID-19, May vs. October 2020

Employee Burnout/Fatigue Jumped from 27% in May to 47% in October; More Than Half Say Pandemic Has Harmed Personal Finances  The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis are taking a heavy toll on the state and local workforce. Since the early days of the pandemic, negative job sentiment is on the rise. In an October national […]

Stakeholders Report: Developing the Public Sector Workforce of the Future

SLGE has convened a stakeholders group of organizations with an interest in developing and supporting the public sector workforce of the future.  This report captures a preliminary inventory of topics of discussion and lays the groundwork for further research, reporting, and collaboration.