Management & Labor

Is a 40-Hour Workweek Enough in Government?

Not for most local officials. But they may not all be using their time wisely.

Abolishing Civil Service: Reform or Cronyism?

Whether Wisconsin's approach makes hiring for government jobs more efficient -- or simply politicizes it -- will influence if and how other states revisit their civil service systems.

States Where Government Workers Are Most Prevalent

There's a wide variation in the numbers of public employees and how much they cost in each state. See how yours compares.

The $4.3 Billion That States and Localities Are Missing Out On

Economic output would get a big boost if more women were in the workplace. A new report shows how far places have to go to close that gap.

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