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

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.

Infographics Show Negative Trend in State and Local Job Sentiment Since COVID-19

A national poll of state and local employees finds that the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis are taking a heavy toll on the public workforce. Since the early days of the pandemic, negative job sentiment is climbing, while 54 percent of the public workforce say they have been negatively impacted financially by the pandemic. When […]

Infographic: State and Local Government Employment

This infographic presents the long-term trends in state and local government employment as well as the changing projections for what the future may hold, both in the aggregate and for specific positions or agency types.  Click here to download.