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

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.

Case Studies: Local Government Employee Financial Wellness

As many state and local employees face increased financial challenges and stress amid the coronavirus pandemic, two case studies – from Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, and Denver, Colorado – highlight the successful implementation of financial education and wellness programs to help improve the financial security of their workforce and the surrounding communities.  Download a copy here.

African American State and Local Government Employees: Views on COVID-19

Based on the Center’s survey of state and local government employees’ views on how COVID-19 is impacting their job and finances, this infographic shows the data for African American respondents.  Topics include how the virus has affected job functions, financial conditions, retirement planning, perceived risk, remote work, and emotional reactions.