State and Local Government Workforce: 2013 Trends
State and Local Government Workforce:2013 Trends
The picture is brightening or the state and local government workorce, although 33 percent still report pay reezesand 18 percent report layos. That compares with 51 percent reporting pay reezes in 2012 and 28 percent report-ing layos. Other key fndings:• Twenty-seven percent report that hiring reezes are in place compared with 42 percent in 2012.• Fity-six percent modifed health benefts.• Seventy-our percent rated sta development the most important workorce issue in 2013, ollowed by employeemorale (70 percent), and managing workloads (68 percent).The pace o retirements is high, with 22 percent reporting that employees have accelerated their retirement date.Twenty-nine percent o current employees saw an increase in their pension contributions, as did 34 percent o newhires. When asked i employees were fnancially prepared or retirement, 44 percent said, “no,” and 18 percentsaid, “yes.”The survey was conducted among members o the International Public Management Association or HumanResources
(ipma-hr.org) rom March 19–April 10, 2013 by the Center or State and Local Government Excellence(slge.org). Three hundred and twenty-three (323) members took part in the survey.
2) Which o the ollowing workorce changes has yourgovernment implemented over the past year? (
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%
Note: “Other” changes oered were: no general wage increases, butstep movement still available; early retirement incentive program;delay in reflling vacant positions; strategic reflling vacant positions;award reezes; travel restrictions; training and career development sus-pensions/restrictions; lump sum increases with no adjustment to base;combined some positions; converted some positions rom ull to part-time; collective bargaining abolished; suspended vacation accruals;reduction in orce; hiring temporary employees; voluntary urloughsand severances; reduction in entry level salaries; lower merit increases.
1) You work or…(
Local governmentState governmentFederal governmen75.5%15.5%7.1%1.9%Another sector
1 Sent to about 5,850 members2 (
= number o respondents to each question)Note: Due to rounding and/or skipped questions, pie chartsmight not add up to 100% exactly.