Public Pensions Workforce
Ensuring ability to recruit and retain talented workers
The Pew Charitable Trusts' public sector retirement systems project performs 50-state and major city research on all aspects of public pension systems, including fiscal health, investment practices, benefits design, and governance. State and local pension systems have adopted significant reforms in recent years in an effort to become fiscally sustainable.
Today, policymakers across the country are considering additional changes to public retirement benefits as they work to meet their commitments and help ensure their workers' financial futures. The impact of these reforms on governments' ability to recruit and retain talented employees remains unclear, and the need to understand workers' thoughts and attitudes about retirement benefits is growing.