Fewer governments say they are cutting staff, but pay freezes continue
Mirroring the national economy, a new study reveals a mixed picture of the financial health of state and local governments. Fewer governments say they are laying off staff this year, but more than half are still freezing pay and cutting benefits, according to the survey,by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence.
The survey is a follow-up to three previous studies by the Center examining the government workforce. The latest survey, from February 27 to March 13, polled human resources and personnel executives, with 82.2 percent of respondents working for local government and 12.3 percent for state government.
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