Cities, counties, and states are working hard to retain crucial employees and reduce health care costs while trying to ease morale and workload problems.
For “State and Local Government Workforce: 2011 Realities,” the Center for State and Local Government Excellence surveyed two groups of managers: the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and the National Association of State Personnel Executives. Respondents say their community has:
- Shifted more health care costs to employees (72%)
- Frozen pay (62%)
- Implemented hiring freezes (54%)
- Performed layoffs (41%)
- Shifted more health care costs to retirees (23%)
“This takes on added importance as you examine trend data,” says Center President and CEO Elizabeth Kellar. “The number of retirement-eligible employees who've moved up their retirement date has more than doubled in the last year.”
Download the survey for free at www.slge.org.