Archive

Archive for the ‘Center for State and Local Government Excellence’ Category

State Health Plans in Fiscal Austerity: The Challenge of Improving Benefits While Moderating Costs

September 9, 2012 Comments off

State Health Plans in Fiscal Austerity: The Challenge of Improving Benefits While Moderating Costs

Source: Center for State and Local Government Excellence

Like all employers, state and local governments must control health care costs while still offering competitive benefit packages that will attract and retain talented employees. Eight states that have adopted innovative practices to reduce costs and improve employees’ health are featured in this publication, which comes out of a joint Center for Excellence-North Carolina State University symposium that addressed both national trends and a rich variety of lessons learned from state innovations.

About these ads

Issue Brief: Comparing Compensation: State-Local Versus Private Sector Workers

December 7, 2011 Comments off

Issue Brief: Comparing Compensation: State-Local Versus Private Sector Workers
Source: Center for State & Local Government Excellence

This brief examines whether benefits close the wage gap between public and private sector workers. The analysis found that the compensation of state-local and private sector workers is similar.

The brief’s key findings are:

  • State and local workers have a wage penalty of 9.5 percent.
  • Pension contributions and retiree health insurance help close the gap.
  • Total compensation for public sector workers is about 4 percent less than that in the private sector.

+ Full Document (PDF)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 785 other followers