Management & Labor

Pension Crisis: Could Buyouts Be a Solution?

State and local governments are trying unconventional ways to fund their pension liabilities, such as offering lump-sum cash payments to employees.

As 5 States Vote on Minimum Wage, Not All Look to Raise It

Most of November's minimum-wage ballot measures would increase workers' pay. But one state's would actually reduce it for some.

WANTED: Police for Hire, Minorities Encouraged

Qualified -- and willing -- applicants have become increasingly hard for police departments to find.

25 Years Later, What Happened to 'Reinventing Government'?

The ambitious public management crusade of the 1990s has made a mark on governments everywhere. But it’s fallen short of some of its goals.

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