Research November 2019

State and Local Employees Views Their Jobs, Pay and Benefits

At a time when state and local governments are struggling to attract and retain employees to deliver vital taxpayer services, a new national poll finds that retirement and healthcare benefits are critically important job features, more so than salary. These benefits are viewed as a powerful recruitment and retention tool, with nearly all state and […]

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Press Release November 11, 2019

Amid Worker Shortages, New Research Examines State & Local Employee Views on Their Jobs, Pay and Benefits

Amid Worker Shortages, New Research Examines State & Local Employee Views on Their Jobs, Pay and Benefits  Public Employees Committed to Public Service Despite High Stress and Lower Salaries; Say Benefits are a Key Recruitment and Retention Tool and Cuts Could Drive Them Out of Public Workforce 85 Percent of State & Local Millennial Employees […]

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In the News

Boomer and Millennial Workers Agree Pensions A Plus

Route 50 covers NIRS’ public opinion survey, State and Local Employee Views on Their Jobs, Pay and Benefits. “The National Institute on Retirement Security released survey results this week that show about 74% of millennial state and local employees said a pension benefit is a major reason why they chose a public sector job, compared […]

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Letters

NIRS Rebuts Claims on Americans' Retirement Readiness

In response to a column that appeared in The Los Angeles Times, NIRS submitted a letter to the editor rebutting claims that Americans are sufficiently prepared for retirement.

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