Workforce Research and Resources

May 17, 2023
While overall jobs numbers have increased over the past several months, state and local government figures have lagged growth in the private sector since mid-2008.
March 6, 2023
Survey Report: State and Local Government Employees: Morale, Public Service Motivation, Financial Concerns, and Retention
January 12, 2023
Local government fellowship applicants surveyed overwhelmingly agree that meaningful work is their top priority, followed by workplace culture and compensation.
December 5, 2022
Focus group participants share in their own words the successes and challenges in managing workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in local government.
October 26, 2022
Continued impact of COVID-19 on the public safety work environment amid the Great Resignation
July 7, 2022
Workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a high priority for 56% of local governments. The most common focus of local government DEI programs and policies is on the equitable […]
June 23, 2022
Results of 2022 survey of state and local human resource managers regarding recruitment, retention, compensation, benefits, and emerging employment issues.
May 18, 2022
Presentation slides outlining the continued impact of COVID-19 on the K-12 workforce
March 10, 2022
More than half of state and local government employees report that more people are leaving jobs since the start of the pandemic, leaving their remaining coworkers stressed, fatigued, and anxious.
February 1, 2022
As employers across the nation face unprecedented labor shortages, new research finds that benefits offered by state and local governments can help attract and retain workers even amidst the Great […]
January 27, 2022
As state and local governments face unprecedented workforce shortages, more than half (52%) of public sector workers are inclined to leave their jobs voluntarily – whether to change jobs, retire, […]
September 30, 2021
A new research report provides a comprehensive analysis of the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) landscape across the public service workforce. The analysis includes historical and projected data for a […]