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Spring 2017Q4nComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Pay rates for your jurisdiction's employee wages & salaries

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
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Spring 2017Q4oComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's employee pensions

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2017Q4pComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's current employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
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Spring 2017Q4qComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's retired employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2017Q5pNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employee pay rates

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2017Q5qNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2017Q5rNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of contributions to retirement funds

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2017Q5sNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Retirees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
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Spring 2017Q18aDoes your jurisdiction have any paid employees other than elected officials? If so, which of the following type(s)? None: we have no paid employees besides elected officials

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
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Spring 2017Q18bDoes your jurisdiction have any paid employees other than elected officials? If so, which of the following type(s)? Full-time

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
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Spring 2017Q18cDoes your jurisdiction have any paid employees other than elected officials? If so, which of the following type(s)? Part-time

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
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Spring 2017Q18dDoes your jurisdiction have any paid employees other than elected officials? If so, which of the following type(s)? Seasonal

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
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Spring 2017Q18eDoes your jurisdiction have any paid employees other than elected officials? If so, which of the following type(s)? Temporary/Irregular

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
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Spring 2017Q19aOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's pay rate(s) for new hires or current employees to be too high, about right, or too low? New hires

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
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Spring 2017Q19bOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's pay rate(s) for new hires or current employees to be too high, about right, or too low? Current employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
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Spring 2017Q20aDoes your jurisdiction provide any fringe benefits (i.e., health care, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.) to new hires and/or current employees? New hires

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
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Spring 2017Q20bDoes your jurisdiction provide any fringe benefits (i.e., health care, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.) to new hires and/or current employees? Current employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
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Spring 2017Q21aOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's fringe benefits package(s) - or lack thereof - for new hires and/or current employees to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? New hires

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
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Spring 2017Q21bOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's fringe benefits package(s) - or lack thereof - for new hires and/or current employees to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? Current employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
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Spring 2016Q4nComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Pay rates for your jurisdiction's employee wages & salaries

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2016Q4oComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's employee pensions

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2016Q4pComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's current employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2016Q4qComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's retired employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2016Q5pNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employee pay rates

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2016Q5qNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2016Q5rNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of contributions to retirement funds

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2016Q5sNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Retirees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q4oComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Pay rates for your jurisdiction's employee wages & salaries

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2015Q4pComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's employee pensions

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2015Q4qComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's current employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2015Q4rComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's retired employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q5rNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employee pay rates

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2015Q5sNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2015Q5tNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of contributions to retirement funds

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2015Q5uNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Retirees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q15First, does your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement income benefits (defined benefit pensions, defined contribution plans such as an IRA, 401a, 457b, or 401k-type plan, etc.) to any current or former employees and/or elected officials?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q16aDo you think your jurisdiction should be providing retirement income benefits to current and/or retired employees?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q16bDo you think your jurisdiction should be providing retirement income benefits to current and/or former elected officials?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q17aThere are a number of different types of retirement income benefits that local governments might offer personnel, including a defined contribution plan (i.e., IRA, 401a, 457b, or 401k-type plan), a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), or a hybrid plan (i.e., a plan that combines features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual). Which type(s) of retirement income benefits, if any, does your jurisdiction offer to each of the following groups? New hires

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q17bThere are a number of different types of retirement income benefits that local governments might offer personnel, including a defined contribution plan (i.e., IRA, 401a, 457b, or 401k-type plan), a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), or a hybrid plan (i.e., a plan that combines features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual). Which type(s) of retirement income benefits, if any, does your jurisdiction offer to each of the following groups? Current employees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2015Q17cThere are a number of different types of retirement income benefits that local governments might offer personnel, including a defined contribution plan (i.e., IRA, 401a, 457b, or 401k-type plan), a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), or a hybrid plan (i.e., a plan that combines features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual). Which type(s) of retirement income benefits, if any, does your jurisdiction offer to each of the following groups? Retired employees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q17dThere are a number of different types of retirement income benefits that local governments might offer personnel, including a defined contribution plan (i.e., IRA, 401a, 457b, or 401k-type plan), a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), or a hybrid plan (i.e., a plan that combines features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual). Which type(s) of retirement income benefits, if any, does your jurisdiction offer to each of the following groups? Current elected officials

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2015Q17eThere are a number of different types of retirement income benefits that local governments might offer personnel, including a defined contribution plan (i.e., IRA, 401a, 457b, or 401k-type plan), a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), or a hybrid plan (i.e., a plan that combines features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual). Which type(s) of retirement income benefits, if any, does your jurisdiction offer to each of the following groups? Former elected officials

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q18aOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retirement income benefits - or lack thereof - for each of the following groups to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? New hires

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2015Q18bOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retirement income benefits - or lack thereof - for each of the following groups to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? Current employees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2015Q18cOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retirement income benefits - or lack thereof - for each of the following groups to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? Retired employees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q18dOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retirement income benefits - or lack thereof - for each of the following groups to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? Current elected officials

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2015Q18eOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retirement income benefits - or lack thereof - for each of the following groups to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? Former elected officials

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q19aWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its defined benefit and/or hybrid pension plans for any of its employees, elected officials, or retirees? Had an actuarial valuation of our defined benefit pension within the last 2 years

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q19bWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its defined benefit and/or hybrid pension plans for any of its employees, elected officials, or retirees? Increased the years of service required and/or the age at which retirement benefits are available

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q19cWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its defined benefit and/or hybrid pension plans for any of its employees, elected officials, or retirees? Increased employee contribution to defined benefit portion of the pension

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q19dWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its defined benefit and/or hybrid pension plans for any of its employees, elected officials, or retirees? Reduced the multiplier that helps determine pension payments based on final average salary

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q19eWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its defined benefit and/or hybrid pension plans for any of its employees, elected officials, or retirees? Reduced, eliminated, or postponed the cost of living adjustment (COLA)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q19fWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its defined benefit and/or hybrid pension plans for any of its employees, elected officials, or retirees? Decreased the assumed rate of return for stock market investments in the pension fund

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q19gWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its defined benefit and/or hybrid pension plans for any of its employees, elected officials, or retirees? Closed defined benefit pension to new individuals

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q19hWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its defined benefit and/or hybrid pension plans for any of its employees, elected officials, or retirees? Converted to a defined contribution (IRA, 401a, 457b, or 401k-type) plan

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q19iWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its defined benefit and/or hybrid pension plans for any of its employees, elected officials, or retirees? Converted to a hybrid (defined benefit and defined contribution) plan

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q19jWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its defined benefit and/or hybrid pension plans for any of its employees, elected officials, or retirees? Financed liability through bonds

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q20Overall, how effective would you say your jurisdiction's efforts, if any, have been at controlling costs related to its retirement income benefits?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q21A jurisdiction's "actuarially required contribution" (ARC) to its pension fund is based on the benefits earned by employees in the current year, plus an amount to reduce any unfunded liabilities for past years. Some jurisdictions pay their ARC in full each year. Others do not, and may just pay as they go for only that year's pension costs. Thinking specifically about defined benefit (i.e., traditional pensions) and/or hybrid plans, which of the following statements best describes your jurisdiction's contributions to its pension fund during its previous fiscal year?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q22To the best of your knowledge, are your jurisdiction's pension obligations currently fully funded?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fiscal health | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q23Regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction's defined benefit and/or hybrid plan pension obligations are currently fully funded, in your opinion, are these obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fiscal health | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q24Looking ahead, how concerned are you, if at all, that your jurisdiction will not be able to fulfill its pension obligations to its retirees?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fiscal health | Pensions
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Spring 2015Q25Does your jurisdiction provide any kind of retiree health care benefits to any current or former employees and/or elected officials?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q26aDo you think your jurisdiction should be providing retiree health care benefits to current and/or retired employees?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q26bDo you think your jurisdiction should be providing retiree health care benefits to current and/or former elected officials?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q27aTo which of the following groups does your jurisdiction offer retiree health care benefits? New hires

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q27bTo which of the following groups does your jurisdiction offer retiree health care benefits? Current employees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q27cTo which of the following groups does your jurisdiction offer retiree health care benefits? Retired employees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q27dTo which of the following groups does your jurisdiction offer retiree health care benefits? Current elected officials

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q27eTo which of the following groups does your jurisdiction offer retiree health care benefits? Former elected officials

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q28aOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retiree health care benefits - or lack thereof - for each of the following groups to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? New hires

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q28bOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retiree health care benefits - or lack thereof - for each of the following groups to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? Current employees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q28cOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retiree health care benefits - or lack thereof - for each of the following groups to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? Retired employees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q28dOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retiree health care benefits - or lack thereof - for each of the following groups to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? Current elected officials

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q28eOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retiree health care benefits - or lack thereof - for each of the following groups to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? Former elected officials

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q29aWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its retiree health care benefits for any current or future retirees? In the process of or have completed actuarial study to determine/quantify liability

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q29bWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its retiree health care benefits for any current or future retirees? Increased cost-sharing by retirees (e.g., higher premiums, co-payments, deductibles, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q29cWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its retiree health care benefits for any current or future retirees? Increased the years of service required and/or the age at which retirement benefits are available

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q29dWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its retiree health care benefits for any current or future retirees? Reduced or eliminated benefits for spouses and/or dependents

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q29eWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its retiree health care benefits for any current or future retirees? Introduced less expensive health care and/or prescription plan options

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q29fWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its retiree health care benefits for any current or future retirees? Implemented a wellness plan (e.g., incentives for annual physicals, weight management, smoking cessation, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q29gWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its retiree health care benefits for any current or future retirees? Converted to a defined contribution/stipend in place of a defined benefit health plan

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q29hWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its retiree health care benefits for any current or future retirees? Introduced a retirement health savings account (HSA) option

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q29iWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its retiree health care benefits for any current or future retirees? Financed liability through bonds

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q29jWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its retiree health care benefits for any current or future retirees? Created or joined a qualified health care trust

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q29kWhich of the following actions, if any, has your jurisdiction taken so far regarding its retiree health care benefits for any current or future retirees? Transferred retiree health care management to a Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q30Overall, how effective would you say your jurisdiction's efforts, if any, have been at controlling costs related to its retiree health care benefits?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fiscal health | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q31Following the roll-out of the federal Affordable Care Act, some local governments and private employers have transitioned their retirees to public health care exchanges. Other jurisdictions have decided not to, while still others have not even considered it. Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's status?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q32Similar to an actuarially required contribution for a pension fund, a jurisdiction's "annual required contribution" (ARC) for its retiree health care fund is based on the benefits earned by employees in the current year, plus an amount to reduce any unfunded liabilities for past years. Some jurisdictions pay their retiree health care ARC in full each year. Others do not, and may just pay as they go for only that year's retiree health care costs. Which of the following statements best describes your jurisdiction's contributions to its retiree health care fund during its previous fiscal year?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q34To the best of your knowledge, are your jurisdiction's retiree health care obligations currently fully funded?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fiscal health | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q35Regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction's retiree health care obligations are currently fully funded, in your opinion, are these obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fiscal health | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q36Looking ahead, how concerned are you, if at all, that your jurisdiction will not be able to fulfill its health care benefit obligations to its retirees?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fiscal health | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q37aThinking about the following actions the State of Michigan could take to help local governments address retiree health care obligations, to what extent, if any, would you support or oppose the following possible state actions to help your jurisdiction better meet or reduce its retiree health care obligations? Prohibit jurisdictions from providing retiree health care benefits for future retirees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | State mandates and preemption | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q37bThinking about the following actions the State of Michigan could take to help local governments address retiree health care obligations, to what extent, if any, would you support or oppose the following possible state actions to help your jurisdiction better meet or reduce its retiree health care obligations? Set hard caps (i.e., percentage or dollar figure) on jurisdictions' contributions to retiree health care costs

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | State mandates and preemption | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q37cThinking about the following actions the State of Michigan could take to help local governments address retiree health care obligations, to what extent, if any, would you support or oppose the following possible state actions to help your jurisdiction better meet or reduce its retiree health care obligations? Create a state-wide Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) or assist jurisdictions in creating VEBAs to shift control of retiree health care benefits to employees and/or retirees themselves

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q37dThinking about the following actions the State of Michigan could take to help local governments address retiree health care obligations, to what extent, if any, would you support or oppose the following possible state actions to help your jurisdiction better meet or reduce its retiree health care obligations? Create a state-pooled retiree health care benefit system

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q37eThinking about the following actions the State of Michigan could take to help local governments address retiree health care obligations, to what extent, if any, would you support or oppose the following possible state actions to help your jurisdiction better meet or reduce its retiree health care obligations? Facilitate creation of private health care exchanges (like the public exchanges in the federal Affordable Care Act) for Michigan's local governments

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q37fThinking about the following actions the State of Michigan could take to help local governments address retiree health care obligations, to what extent, if any, would you support or oppose the following possible state actions to help your jurisdiction better meet or reduce its retiree health care obligations? Create a state-wide bonding pool for funding retiree health care benefits

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2015Q37gThinking about the following actions the State of Michigan could take to help local governments address retiree health care obligations, to what extent, if any, would you support or oppose the following possible state actions to help your jurisdiction better meet or reduce its retiree health care obligations? Ease credit rating-based restrictions so more jurisdictions could issue bonds for funding retiree health care benefits

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2014Q4oComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Pay rates for your jurisdiction's employee wages & salaries

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2014Q4pComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's employee pensions

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2014Q4qComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's current employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2014Q4rComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's retired employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2014Q5rNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employee pay rates

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2014Q5sNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2014Q5tNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of contributions to retirement funds

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2014Q5uNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Retirees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2014Q6aOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's pay rate(s) for new hires to be too high, about right, or too low?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2014Q6bOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's pay rate(s) for current employees to be too high, about right, or too low?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2014Q6cOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's pay rate(s) for current elected officials to be too high, about right, or too low?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2014Q7aDoes your jurisdiction provide any fringe benefits (i.e., health care, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.) to new hires?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2014Q7bDoes your jurisdiction provide any fringe benefits (i.e., health care, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.) to current employees?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2014Q7cDoes your jurisdiction provide any fringe benefits (i.e., health care, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.) to current elected officials?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2014Q8aOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's fringe benefits package(s) - or lack thereof - for new hires to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2014Q8bOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's fringe benefits package(s) - or lack thereof - current employees to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2014Q8cOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's fringe benefits package(s) - or lack thereof - current elected officials to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2014Q9aOverall, do you consider the contributions (i.e., co-pays, deductibles, or share of premiums) your jurisdiction's new hires make toward their health care benefits to be too high, about right, or too low?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2014Q9bOverall, do you consider the contributions (i.e., co-pays, deductibles, or share of premiums) your jurisdiction's current employees make toward their health care benefits to be too high, about right, or too low?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2014Q9cOverall, do you consider the contributions (i.e., co-pays, deductibles, or share of premiums) your jurisdiction's current elected officials make toward their health care benefits to be too high, about right, or too low?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2013Q4nComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Pay rates for your jurisdiction's employee wages & salaries

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2013Q4oComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's employee pensions

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2013Q4pComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's current employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2013Q4qComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your jurisdiction's retired employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2013Q5qNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employee pay rates

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2013Q5rNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2013Q5sNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of contributions to retirement funds

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2013Q5tNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Retirees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2013Q6aDoes your jurisdiction provide any fringe benefits (i.e., health care, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.) to new hires?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2013Q6bDoes your jurisdiction provide any fringe benefits (i.e., health care, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.) to current employees?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2013Q6cDoes your jurisdiction provide any fringe benefits (i.e., health care, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.) to current elected officials?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2013Q7aDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement income benefits (defined benefit pensions, defined contribution plans, etc.) to new hires?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2013Q7bDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement income benefits (defined benefit pensions, defined contribution plans, etc.) to current employees?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2013Q7cDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement income benefits (defined benefit pensions, defined contribution plans, etc.) to retired employees?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2013Q7dDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement income benefits (defined benefit pensions, defined contribution plans, etc.) to current elected officials?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2013Q7eDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement income benefits (defined benefit pensions, defined contribution plans, etc.) to former elected officials?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2013Q8aDoes your jurisdiction offer its personnel and/or current retirees a defined benefit plan?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2013Q8bDoes your jurisdiction offer its personnel and/or current retirees a defined contribution only?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2013Q8cDoes your jurisdiction offer its personnel and/or current retirees both a defined benefit plan for some employees, and a defined contribution for others?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2013Q8dDoes your jurisdiction offer its personnel and/or current retirees a Hybrid plan (i.e., plan that combines features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual employee)?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2013Q9How likely is it that your jurisdiction will introduce either a defined contribution plan or a hybrid plan (plans that combine features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual employee) for its current personnel and/or new hires within the next 12 months?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2013Q10Thinking specifically about defined benefit (i.e., traditional pensions) and/or hybrid plans, does your jurisdiction have unfunded fiscal obligations as a result of providing retirement income?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2013Q11In your opinion, are your jurisdiction's unfunded pension and/or hybrid plan obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2013Q12aDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement health care or other post-employment benefit plans (sometimes referred to as "OPEB") to new hires?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2013Q12bDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement health care or other post-employment benefit plans (sometimes referred to as "OPEB") to current employees?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2013Q12cDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement health care or other post-employment benefit plans (sometimes referred to as "OPEB") to retired employees?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2013Q12dDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement health care or other post-employment benefit plans (sometimes referred to as "OPEB") to current elected officials?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2013Q12eDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement health care or other post-employment benefit plans (sometimes referred to as "OPEB") to former elected officials?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2013Q13Does your jurisdiction have unfunded fiscal obligations as a result of providing retirement health care or other post-employment benefits?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2013Q14In your opinion, are your jurisdiction's unfunded retiree health care or other post-employment benefit obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fiscal health | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2013Q15Are any of your jurisdiction's employees members of a public sector labor union?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2013Q17In the last 12 months, has your jurisdiction negotiated with any of its labor unions on issues such as pay, benefits, staffing levels, or changes in work rules?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2013Q18aWe understand labor negotiations can be complex, can include more than one union, and can include a lot of "give and take" where "concessions" may benefit both sides. From your jurisdiction's perspective, overall, what were the outcomes from negotiations concerning changes in union employee pay?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2013Q18bWe understand labor negotiations can be complex, can include more than one union, and can include a lot of "give and take" where "concessions" may benefit both sides. From your jurisdiction's perspective, overall, what were the outcomes from negotiations concerning changes in union employee benefits?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2013Q18cWe understand labor negotiations can be complex, can include more than one union, and can include a lot of "give and take" where "concessions" may benefit both sides. From your jurisdiction's perspective, overall, what were the outcomes from negotiations concerning changes in union employee staffing levels?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2013Q18dWe understand labor negotiations can be complex, can include more than one union, and can include a lot of "give and take" where "concessions" may benefit both sides. From your jurisdiction's perspective, overall, what were the outcomes from negotiations concerning changes in union employee work rules?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2013Q19Overall, how satisfied are you with the outcomes of negotiations with your jurisdiction's employee union(s) over the last 12 months?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2013Q20Thinking ahead to the next 12 months, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will seek concessions -such as reduced pay or benefits, reduced staffing levels, or changes in work rules - from one or more of its employee unions?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2013Q23Thinking about the last 12 months, how would you describe, overall, the relationship between your jurisdiction's employee union(s) and your jurisdiction's administration?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2013Q29dThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: Reduced pay rates and/or benefits packages for new hires, compared to current employee compensation rates.

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2013Q30dThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will utilize the following policies: Reduced pay rates and/or benefits packages for new hires, compared to current employee compensation rates.

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2012Q4nComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether-in your opinion-there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Pay rates for your jurisdiction's employee wages & salaries

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2012Q4oComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether-in your opinion-there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your government's employee pensions

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2012Q4pComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether-in your opinion-there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your government's current employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2012Q4qComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether-in your opinion-there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of your government's retired employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2012Q5qNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employee pay rates

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2012Q5rNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2012Q5sNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of contributions to retirement funds

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2012Q5tNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Retirees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2012Q6aDoes your jurisdiction provide any fringe benefits (i.e., health care, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.) to: New hires

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2012Q6bDoes your jurisdiction provide any fringe benefits (i.e., health care, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.) to: Current employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2012Q6cDoes your jurisdiction provide any fringe benefits (i.e., health care, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.) to: Current elected officials

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2012Q7aDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement income benefits (defined pension benefits, defined contribution plans, etc.) to: New hires

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2012Q7bDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement income benefits (defined pension benefits, defined contribution plans, etc.) to: Current employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2012Q7cDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement income benefits (defined pension benefits, defined contribution plans, etc.) to: Retired employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2012Q7dDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement income benefits (defined pension benefits, defined contribution plans, etc.) to: Current elected officials

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2012Q7eDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement income benefits (defined pension benefits, defined contribution plans, etc.) to: Former elected officials

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2012Q8aDoes your jurisdiction offer its personnel and/or current retirees a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), a defined contribution plan (i.e., a 401K-type plan), both, a hybrid plan, or none of these: Defined benefit only

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2012Q8bDoes your jurisdiction offer its personnel and/or current retirees a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), a defined contribution plan (i.e., a 401K-type plan), both, a hybrid plan, or none of these: Defined contribution only

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2012Q8cDoes your jurisdiction offer its personnel and/or current retirees a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), a defined contribution plan (i.e., a 401K-type plan), both, a hybrid plan, or none of these: Both (i.e., defined benefit plans for some employees, defined contribution for others)

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2012Q8dDoes your jurisdiction offer its personnel and/or current retirees a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), a defined contribution plan (i.e., a 401K-type plan), both, a hybrid plan, or none of these: Hybrid plan (i.e., plans that combine features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual employee)

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2012Q9How likely is it that your jurisdiction will introduce either a defined contribution plan or a hybrid plan (plans that combine features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual employee) for its current personnel and/or new hires within the next 12 months?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2012Q10aDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement health care or other post-employment benefit plans (sometimes referred to as "OPEB") to: New hires

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2012Q10bDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement health care or other post-employment benefit plans (sometimes referred to as "OPEB") to: Current employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2012Q10cDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement health care or other post-employment benefit plans (sometimes referred to as "OPEB") to: Retired employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2012Q10dDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement health care or other post-employment benefit plans (sometimes referred to as "OPEB") to: Current elected officials

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2012Q10eDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement health care or other post-employment benefit plans (sometimes referred to as "OPEB") to: Former elected officials

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2012Q11Are any of your jurisdiction's employees members of a labor union?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2012Q12In the last 12 months, has your jurisdiction negotiated with any of its labor unions on issues such as pay, benefits, staffing levels, or changes in work rules?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2012Q13aWe understand labor negotiations can be complex, can include more than one union, and can include a lot of "give and take." From your jurisdiction's perspective, overall, what were the outcomes from negotiations on the following issues: Changes in union employee pay

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2012Q13bWe understand labor negotiations can be complex, can include more than one union, and can include a lot of "give and take." From your jurisdiction's perspective, overall, what were the outcomes from negotiations on the following issues: Changes in union employee benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2012Q13cWe understand labor negotiations can be complex, can include more than one union, and can include a lot of "give and take." From your jurisdiction's perspective, overall, what were the outcomes from negotiations on the following issues: Changes in union employee staffing levels

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2012Q13dWe understand labor negotiations can be complex, can include more than one union, and can include a lot of "give and take." From your jurisdiction's perspective, overall, what were the outcomes from negotiations on the following issues: Changes in union employee work rules

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2012Q14Overall, how satisfied are you with the outcomes of negotiations with your jurisdiction's employee union(s) over the last 12 months?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2012Q16Thinking ahead to the next 12 months, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will seek concessions-such as reduced pay or benefits, reduced staffing levels, or changes in work rules-from one or more of its employee unions?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2012Q19Thinking about the last 12 months, how would you describe, overall, the relationship between your jurisdiction's union(s) and your jurisdiction's administration?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2012Q20dThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: Reduced pay rates and/or benefits packages for new hires, compared to current employee compensation rates

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2012Q21dThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will utilize the following policies: Reduced pay rates and/or benefits packages for new hires, compared to current employee compensation rates

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Fall 2011Q40The EVIP revenue sharing funds are split into three categories: one based on accountability and transparency, one based on intergovernmental collaboration/consolidation/service sharing, and one based on employee compensation practices. Local governments that are eligible for EVIP revenue sharing funds can seek those funds in all three categories, or in only one or two of them. In order to receive the EVIP revenue sharing funds related to accountability and transparency, eligible jurisdictions must certify they have produced a performance dashboard and a citizen's guide to local government finances by October 1, 2011. Did your jurisdiction certify that it had produced a performance dashboard and citizen's guide as of October 1, 2011?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | State Government
Related Topics: Performance management | State oversight | System of funding local government | Dashboard | EVIP
see tables
Fall 2011Q42In order to receive the EVIP revenue sharing funds regarding best practices in employee compensation, eligible jurisdictions must certify they have a plan in place to meet certain state-specified requirements in employee health care premiums and post-employment benefits by May 1, 2012. Do you expect your jurisdiction will certify in this category by May 1, 2012?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | State Government
Related Topics: Performance management | State oversight | System of funding local government | EVIP
see tables
Spring 2011Q4nComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether-- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Pay rates for employee wages and salaries

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2011Q4oComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether-- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of employee pensions

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2011Q4pComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether-- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of current employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2011Q4qComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether-- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Cost of retired employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2011Q5qNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employee pay rates

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2011Q5rNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2011Q5sNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of contributions to retirement funds

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2011Q5tNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Retirees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2011Q6Are any of your jurisdiction's employees members of a labor union?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2011Q7How many separate unions represent your jurisdiction's employees?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2011Q8Approximately what percentage of your jurisdiction's employees are represented by unions?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2011Q9In your opinion, overall, have the union(s) that represent your employees been an asset, a liability, or neither, to your jurisdiction's fiscal health?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2011Q10In your opinion, overall, have the union(s) that represent your employees been an asset, a liability, or neither, to your jurisdiction's overall performance?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2011Q11Thinking about the last 12 months, how would you describe, overall, the relationship between your jurisdiction's union(s) and your jurisdiction's administration?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions
see tables
Spring 2011Q12dThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: Reduced pay rates and/or benefits packages for new hires, compared to current employee compensation rates

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2011Q12eThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: Reduced or eliminated training opportunities for local officials and/or local employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Workforce policies
see tables
Spring 2011Q13dThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will utilize the following policies: Reduced pay rates and/or benefits packages for new hires, compared to current employee compensation rates

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2011Q13eThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will utilize the following policies: Reduced or eliminated training opportunities for local officials and/or local employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Workforce policies
see tables
Spring 2011Q30aOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's pay rate(s) for new hires and current employees to be too high, about right, or too low: New hires

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2011Q30bOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's pay rate(s) for new hires and current employees to be too high, about right, or too low: Current employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2011Q31aDoes your jurisdiction provide any fringe benefits (i.e., health care, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.) to current employees and/or new hires: New hires

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2011Q31bDoes your jurisdiction provide any fringe benefits (i.e., health care, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.) to current employees and/or new hires: Current employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2011Q32aOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's fringe benefits package(s) for new hires and current employees to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough: New hires

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2011Q32bOverall, do you consider your jurisdiction's fringe benefits package(s) for new hires and current employees to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough: Current employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2011Q33aOverall, do you consider the contributions (i.e., co-pays, deductibles, or share of premiums) your jurisdiction's new hires and current employees make toward their health care benefits to be too high, about right, or too low: New hires

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2011Q33bOverall, do you consider the contributions (i.e., co-pays, deductibles, or share of premiums) your jurisdiction's new hires and current employees make toward their health care benefits to be too high, about right, or too low: Current employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2011Q34aDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement income benefits (defined benefit pensions, defined contribution plans, etc.) to new hires, current employees or retired employees: New hires

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2011Q34bDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement income benefits (defined benefit pensions, defined contribution plans, etc.) to new hires, current employees or retired employees: Current employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2011Q34cDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of retirement income benefits (defined benefit pensions, defined contribution plans, etc.) to new hires, current employees or retired employees: Current retirees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2011Q35aDoes your jurisdiction offer its employees and/or current retirees a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), a defined contribution plan (i.e., a 401K-type plan), both, a hybrid plan, or none of these: Defined benefit only

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2011Q35bDoes your jurisdiction offer its employees and/or current retirees a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), a defined contribution plan (i.e., a 401K-type plan), both, a hybrid plan, or none of these: Defined contribution only

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2011Q35cDoes your jurisdiction offer its employees and/or current retirees a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), a defined contribution plan (i.e., a 401K-type plan), both, a hybrid plan, or none of these: Both (i.e., defined benefit plans for some employees, defined contribution for others)

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2011Q35dDoes your jurisdiction offer its employees and/or current retirees a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), a defined contribution plan (i.e., a 401K-type plan), both, a hybrid plan, or none of these: Hybrid plan (i.e., plans that combine features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual employee)

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2011Q36How likely is it that your jurisdiction will introduce either a defined contribution plan or a hybrid plan (plans that combine features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual employee) for its employees and/or new hires within the next 12 months?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2011Q37Thinking specifically about defined benefit plans (i.e., traditional pensions), does your jurisdiction have fiscal obligations as a result of providing retirement pensions?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2011Q38In your opinion, are your jurisdiction's pension obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fiscal health | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2011Q39aDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of health care or other retirement benefits to new hires, current employees or retired employees: New hires

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2011Q39bDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of health care or other retirement benefits to new hires, current employees or retired employees: Current employees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2011Q39cDoes your jurisdiction offer any kind of health care or other retirement benefits to new hires, current employees or retired employees: Current retirees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2011Q40Does your jurisdiction have fiscal obligations as a result of other post-employment benefits?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2011Q41In your opinion, are your jurisdiction's retiree health care or other post-employment benefit obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fiscal health | OPEB | Fiscal health/stress
see tables
Spring 2011Q42aWhat actions has your jurisdiction taken so far to address GASB 45 accounting provisions: In the process of or have completed actuarial study to determine/quantify liability

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2011Q42bWhat actions has your jurisdiction taken so far to address GASB 45 accounting provisions: Increased cost-sharing for retirees (e.g., higher premiums, co-payments, and/or deductibles)

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2011Q42cWhat actions has your jurisdiction taken so far to address GASB 45 accounting provisions: Negotiated with unions to reduce benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2011Q42dWhat actions has your jurisdiction taken so far to address GASB 45 accounting provisions: Reduced benefits for non-union retirees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2011Q42eWhat actions has your jurisdiction taken so far to address GASB 45 accounting provisions: Increased the age at which retirement benefits are available

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2011Q42fWhat actions has your jurisdiction taken so far to address GASB 45 accounting provisions: Increased the years of service required to receive retirement benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2011Q42gWhat actions has your jurisdiction taken so far to address GASB 45 accounting provisions: Financed liability through bonds

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2010Q4lComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: Employee wages and salaries

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2010Q4mComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: Cost of employee pensions

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2010Q4nComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: Cost of current employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2010Q4oComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: Cost of retired employee health benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2010Q5qNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Amount of employee compensation

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2010Q5rNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2010Q5sNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Employees' share of contributions to retirement funds

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2010Q5tNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Retirees' share of premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays on health insurance

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2010Q21Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's current employee pay rate(s) to be too high, about right, or not high enough?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2010Q22Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's current employee fringe benefits package(s) to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2010Q23Overall, do you consider the contributions (i.e. co-pays, deductibles, or share of premiums) your jurisdiction's employees make toward their health care benefits to be too high, about right, or not high enough?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2010Q24aWhat kind of health insurance plan(s) does your jurisdiction provide to active employees: HMO

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2010Q24bWhat kind of health insurance plan(s) does your jurisdiction provide to active employees: PPO

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2010Q24cWhat kind of health insurance plan(s) does your jurisdiction provide to active employees: Traditional

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2010Q24dWhat kind of health insurance plan(s) does your jurisdiction provide to active employees: High-deductible

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2010Q24eWhat kind of health insurance plan(s) does your jurisdiction provide to active employees: Self-funded

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2010Q24gWhat kind of health insurance plan(s) does your jurisdiction provide to active employees: Don't know

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2010Q25Now, thinking about pension plans, does your jurisdiction offer its employees a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), a defined contribution plan (i.e., an IRA-type plan), both, or neither?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2010Q26How likely is it that your jurisdiction will introduce a defined contribution plan for its employees and/or new hires within the next 12 months?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2010Q27In your opinion, are your jurisdiction's pension obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2010Q28aThinking about other post-employment benefits such as retiree health care, what, if any, actions has your jurisdiction taken to address those liabilities: In the process of or have completed actuarial study to determine/quantify liability

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2010Q28bThinking about other post-employment benefits such as retiree health care, what, if any, actions has your jurisdiction taken to address those liabilities: Increased cost-sharing for retirees (e.g., higher premiums, co-payments, and/or deductibles)

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2010Q28cThinking about other post-employment benefits such as retiree health care, what, if any, actions has your jurisdiction taken to address those liabilities: Negotiated with unions to change benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Unions | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2010Q28dThinking about other post-employment benefits such as retiree health care, what, if any, actions has your jurisdiction taken to address those liabilities: Reduced benefits for non-union retirees

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2010Q28eThinking about other post-employment benefits such as retiree health care, what, if any, actions has your jurisdiction taken to address those liabilities: Increased the age at which retirement benefits are available

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2010Q28fThinking about other post-employment benefits such as retiree health care, what, if any, actions has your jurisdiction taken to address those liabilities: Increased the years of service required to receive retirement benefits

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2010Q28gThinking about other post-employment benefits such as retiree health care, what, if any, actions has your jurisdiction taken to address those liabilities: Financed liability through bonds

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Spring 2010Q29In your opinion, are your jurisdiction's retiree health care obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables
Fall 2009Q23Public Act 312 requires that if there is an impasse in negotiations between a community and its public safety union (police or fire), then they must go to mandatory binding arbitration. Do believe that Public Act 312 should be repealed, amended, or remain as it is currently?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | State policies | Unions
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Fall 2009Q25Has Public Act 312 had a direct impact on your jurisdiction or not?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | State policies | Unions
see tables
Spring 2009Q5jComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: employee wages and salaries.

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pay rates and wages
see tables
Spring 2009Q5kComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: cost of employee pensions.

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Pensions
see tables
Spring 2009Q5lComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: cost of current employee health benefits.

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits
see tables
Spring 2009Q5mComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: cost of retired employee health benefits.

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: employee compensation | Fringe benefits | OPEB
see tables

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