Research and Resources

June 4, 2020
With schools facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and ICMA-RC have released new research that assesses K-12 public school employees’ views on their job and benefit satisfaction, familiarity with mutual funds and annuities, sources of financial information, debt, and school diversity. The […]
April 30, 2020
New research from finds a steady increase in telework among state and local government employees (27 percent), the highest share since 2016 (22 percent). This practice is more common in state agencies (64 percent) than local jurisdictions (19 percent). The increase may relate to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that overlapped with this research. […]
Financial Wellness
April 13, 2020
As many state and local employees face increased financial challenges and stress amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new report finds that these public employees already were worried about their personal finances. Prior to the current global health crisis, the vast majority, 88 percent, worried about their personal finances and financial decisions, and many worry while […]
How Does the Public Health Workforce Compare with the Broader Public Sector?
March 10, 2020
As the nation faces increased strains on its public health workforce from the COVID-19 outbreak, this new primer describes the current public health workforce size, expectations for growth, employee demographics, job tenure, and the skill sets most in demand. This description is offered against the broader backdrop of the overall state and local government sector. […]
Workforce 2030 Summit
November 25, 2019
Following the Public Workforce 2030 Summit hosted by SLGE, the National League of Cities, and ICMA-RC in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the key takeaways and discussion were compiled in this report. This summit is one of a recurring, biennial series for SLGE, in this case exploring current and future issues in the public sector workforce and […]
November 14, 2019
Download this one-page fact sheet excerpted from SLGE’s report on Innovations in the Health and Human Services Workforce. Click here to view the related webinar slides and recording.
Health Human Services Workforce
November 13, 2019
State and local governments face greater competition for talent even as the demand for specialized health and human services (HHS) jobs grows, according to a new report from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and Kronos. The research includes examples of successful retention strategies and innovation, and it highlights the key drivers […]
K-12 Infographic excerpt
September 16, 2019
Those working in kindergarten through 12th grade represent 46 percent of the total state and local government workforce. SLGE has compiled this K-12 infographic to provide an overview of the workforce data for those employed in public schools. For broader employment trends, see also SLGE’s annual state and local workforce survey and report on the […]
September 3, 2019
SLGE has completed two collections of case studies on shared staffing in public health, along with a related checklist for pursuing such arrangements. This link brings together all those resources in a single location.
State and Local Workforce Survey 2019
July 18, 2019
SLGE – in partnership with the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) and the National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE) – has completed the 2019 workforce survey for state and local government. The survey addresses issues from recruitment and retention to benefits, flexible work practices, retirements and other separations, and gig economy […]
Case studies in staff sharing in local public health
April 29, 2019
SLGE examines how local public health departments have implemented staff sharing arrangements across geographic boundaries. The research provides important insight on key challenges, how the effort was implemented, financial consideration, outcomes, and lessons learned through two case studies of staff sharing arrangements in New Jersey and Minnesota. The report also highlights two areas of focus […]
January 24, 2019
An in-depth analysis of local government financial literacy programs across the U.S. finds that only about one in four local government employers offer financial literacy programs to their workforce.