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Heather Kerrigan is the author of GOVERNING's Public Workforce newsletter. Prior to joining GOVERNING in 2006, she worked in the Office of Congressman Ron Kind of Wisconsin. Kerrigan graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in journalism and mass communication.
The city's new hiring approach has inspired many to take big pay cuts to work in government.
A first-of-its-kind report finds that the most effective way to reduce public workers' health expenses isn't popular cost-cutting moves like wellness programs, which rarely produce significant savings.
In an unusual approach to boosting employee engagement, the state is bringing in the unions to solve problems earlier.
Pennsylvania is saving $1 million a year and getting rid of the lag time when people start new jobs.
A growing number of state and local governments are doing what most federal agencies already do and eliminating the criminal history box from public-sector job applications.
In the next few years, states and localities will face new fees and taxes on the health plans they offer. One of their biggest challenges may be keeping employees informed even though the feds are leaving them in the dark.
Payment options abound, but read the fine print first.