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Spring 2018Q4iComparing 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: Number of employees that work for your jurisdiction

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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Spring 2018Q4jComparing 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 2018Q4kComparing 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 2018Q4lComparing 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
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Spring 2018Q5jNow, 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: Number of employees that work for your jurisdiction

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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Spring 2018Q5kNow, 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 2018Q5lNow, 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
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Spring 2018Q5mNow, 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
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Spring 2018Q5nNow, 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 2018Q15bAs far as you know, does your jurisdiction currently have a formal set of rules (e.g., a code of conduct, charter provision, ordinance, or policy) concerning? Board/Council interactions with administration and/or employees in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | workforce
Related Topics: Intragovernmental relations | Local government job performance | workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2018Q16cNow, overall, how would you rate the relationships among? elected officials and other employees in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | workforce
Related Topics: Intragovernmental relations | Local government job performance | workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2018Q18gTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Job training/workforce development

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q22gWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Job training/workforce development

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
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Fall 2017Q14Are there any full- or part-time planning employees on your jurisdiction's own staff?

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | workforce
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q15aIf your jurisdiction makes any use of external planners (i.e., contracted consultants and/or personnel from other jurisdictions), what is the nature of the relationship(s)? (check all that apply) We don't use any external consultants for planning or zoning

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | workforce
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q15bIf your jurisdiction makes any use of external planners (i.e., contracted consultants and/or personnel from other jurisdictions), what is the nature of the relationship(s)? (check all that apply) We keep external planners on long-term retainer

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | workforce
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q15cIf your jurisdiction makes any use of external planners (i.e., contracted consultants and/or personnel from other jurisdictions), what is the nature of the relationship(s)? (check all that apply) We make use of external planners for intermittent planning or zoning projects

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | workforce
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q15dIf your jurisdiction makes any use of external planners (i.e., contracted consultants and/or personnel from other jurisdictions), what is the nature of the relationship(s)? (check all that apply) We make use of external planners to review complex site plans

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | workforce
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q16Thinking overall about your jurisdiction's planning and zoning needs today, does your jurisdiction have too much, too little, or about the right amount of staff capacity (i.e., internal staff and/or external consultants)?

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | workforce
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q27cThinking about the overall housing supply in your jurisdiction, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Your jurisdiction has sufficient regional construction workforce to meet demand for new/renovated housing.

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Community development | Housing
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Spring 2017Q4mComparing 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: Number of employees that work for your jurisdiction

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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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
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Spring 2017Q5oNow, 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: Number of employees that work for your jurisdiction

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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 2017Q22aIn your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, are the following personnel issues for your jurisdiction's government? Recruiting employees with needed skills

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q22bIn your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, are the following personnel issues for your jurisdiction's government? Retaining current employees

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q22cIn your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, are the following personnel issues for your jurisdiction's government? Turnover due to retirements

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q22dIn your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, are the following personnel issues for your jurisdiction's government? Transfer of knowledge from departing employees

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q22eIn your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, are the following personnel issues for your jurisdiction's government? Employee morale

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q22fIn your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, are the following personnel issues for your jurisdiction's government? Adequate skillsets among current employees

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q22gIn your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, are the following personnel issues for your jurisdiction's government? Other

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q23aWhich of the following factors, if any, are contributing to your jurisdiction's problems in recruiting and/or retaining employees? Shortage of qualified candidates

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q23bWhich of the following factors, if any, are contributing to your jurisdiction's problems in recruiting and/or retaining employees? Not providing competitive compensation (salary/wages, benefits)

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q23cWhich of the following factors, if any, are contributing to your jurisdiction's problems in recruiting and/or retaining employees? Poaching (i.e., losing employees to other public employers or the private sector)

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q23dWhich of the following factors, if any, are contributing to your jurisdiction's problems in recruiting and/or retaining employees? Work atmospher

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q25While many jurisdictions have taken no formal actions, others have begun formal succession planning to ensure they have institutional knowledge and employee skills in place prior to a wave of retirements. Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's status?

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q26aWhich of the following, if any, are reasons your jurisdiction is unlikely to develop a formal succession planning process? We don't need a formal plan at this time

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q26bWhich of the following, if any, are reasons your jurisdiction is unlikely to develop a formal succession planning process? It's not a priority for our jurisdiction's leadership

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q26cWhich of the following, if any, are reasons your jurisdiction is unlikely to develop a formal succession planning process? Lack of financial resources for such planning

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q26dWhich of the following, if any, are reasons your jurisdiction is unlikely to develop a formal succession planning process? Lack of staff time to devote to planning

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q26eWhich of the following, if any, are reasons your jurisdiction is unlikely to develop a formal succession planning process? Lack of internal expertise about planning

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2017Q27The Great Recession of 2008-09 forced many Michigan jurisdictions to cut the size of their workforce. Since then, hiring has rebounded in some places. How does the overall size of your jurisdiction's workforce today compare to its size before the Great Recession?

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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Spring 2017Q28aDo you think that your jurisdiction currently has an adequate size of workforce to deliver desired services in each of the following areas? Fire

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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Spring 2017Q28bDo you think that your jurisdiction currently has an adequate size of workforce to deliver desired services in each of the following areas? Police

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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Spring 2017Q28cDo you think that your jurisdiction currently has an adequate size of workforce to deliver desired services in each of the following areas? Administration / management

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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Spring 2017Q28dDo you think that your jurisdiction currently has an adequate size of workforce to deliver desired services in each of the following areas? Other public works & services

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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Spring 2017Q29In general, how would you describe the public's perception of government workers in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: workforce | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Local government job performance | Trust in local government
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Spring 2016Q4mComparing 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: Number of employees that work for your jurisdiction

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
see tables
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
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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
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Spring 2016Q5oNow, 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: Number of employees that work for your jurisdiction

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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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
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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
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Fall 2015Q9Which public safety unit most often provides emergency medical response in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | workforce
Related Topics: Service provision | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q10Which of the following best describes the staffing arrangements for fire services in your jurisdiction? Are they all volunteers (including those who may receive a stipend for fire runs, sometimes referred to as paid-on-call), all paid employees, or a mix?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | workforce
Related Topics: Service provision | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q11aTo what extent, if any, would you say that recruitment and/or retention is a problem - either now or recently - for the following personnel in the public safety departments that serve your jurisdiction? Paid firefighters

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | workforce
Related Topics: Service provision | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q11bTo what extent, if any, would you say that recruitment and/or retention is a problem - either now or recently - for the following personnel in the public safety departments that serve your jurisdiction? Volunteer (including paid-on-call) firefighters

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | workforce
Related Topics: Service provision | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q11cTo what extent, if any, would you say that recruitment and/or retention is a problem - either now or recently - for the following personnel in the public safety departments that serve your jurisdiction? Law enforcement officers

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | workforce
Related Topics: Service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q27fTo the best of your knowledge, how likely or unlikely is it that the primary law enforcement agency serving your jurisdiction will use the following practices in the near future, or are they already being used? Have a law enforcement workforce that reflects the racial make-up of your jurisdiction

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service provision | Police services
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Spring 2015Q4nComparing 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: Number of employees that work for your jurisdiction

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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
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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
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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
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Spring 2015Q5oNow, 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: Your jurisdiction's workforce hiring

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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Spring 2015Q5pNow, 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: Your jurisdiction's workforce layoffs

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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Spring 2015Q5qNow, 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: Your jurisdiction not filling vacant positions

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
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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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Spring 2014Q4nComparing 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: Number of employees that work for your jurisdiction

Major Tags: workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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
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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 2014Q5oNow, 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: Your jurisdiction's workforce hiring

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
see tables
Spring 2014Q5pNow, 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: Your jurisdiction's workforce layoffs

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
see tables
Spring 2014Q5qNow, 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: Your jurisdiction not filling vacant positions

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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
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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 2013Q4mComparing 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: Number of employees that work for your jurisdiction

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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 2013Q5nNow, 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: Your jurisdiction's workforce hiring

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
see tables
Spring 2013Q5oNow, 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: Your jurisdiction's workforce layoffs

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
see tables
Spring 2013Q5pNow, 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: Your jurisdiction not filling vacant positions

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Spring 2013Q16aDoes your jurisdiction currently have a Police union?

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations | Public Safety
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Police services | Unions
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Spring 2013Q16bDoes your jurisdiction currently have a Fire union?

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations | Public Safety
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Fire services | Unions
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Spring 2013Q16cDoes your jurisdiction currently have a Department of Public Works (DPW) union?

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Unions
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Spring 2013Q16dWhat type(s) of other public sector labor unions does your jurisdiction currently have (other than Police, Fire, DPW)?

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Unions
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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
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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
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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 2013Q21In your opinion, overall, have the union(s) that represent your employees been an asset, a liability, or neither, to your jurisdiction's fiscal health in the last 12 months?

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Unions
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Spring 2013Q22In your opinion, overall, have the union(s) that represent your employees been an asset, a liability, or neither, to your jurisdiction's overall performance in the last 12 months?

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | 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
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Spring 2013Q24Regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction has any public sector employee unions, we're interested in your views on Michigan's Right-To-Work laws (P.A. 348 and 349 of 2012) that took effect on March 28, 2013. How familiar would you say you are with Michigan's Right-To-Work Legislation?

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State policies | Unions
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Spring 2013Q27cThe Right-To-Work laws passed in Michigan cover not only public sector employee unions, but private sector unions as well. Again, regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction has any employee unions, what overall impact, if any, do you believe these Right-To-Work laws will have over time on the ability of your community to attract and/or retain businesses?

Major Tags: State Government | Economic Development
Related Topics: workforce policies | Business Conditions | Right to work
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Spring 2013Q27dThe Right-To-Work laws passed in Michigan cover not only public sector employee unions, but private sector unions as well. Again, regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction has any employee unions, what overall impact, if any, do you believe these Right-To-Work laws will have over time on the ability of your local government to attract and/or retain desired employees?

Major Tags: State Government | workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Unions | Right to work
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Spring 2013Q27eThe Right-To-Work laws passed in Michigan cover not only public sector employee unions, but private sector unions as well. Again, regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction has any employee unions, what overall impact, if any, do you believe these Right-To-Work laws will have over time on (if your jurisdiction has employee unions) the relationship between your jurisdiction's administration and its union(s) overall?

Major Tags: State Government | workforce
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Unions | Right to work
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Spring 2013Q29aThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: Employee furloughs.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Furloughs
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Spring 2013Q29bThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: A four-day work week.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Four day work week
see tables
Spring 2013Q29cThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: Early retirement incentives or buyouts.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Early retirement
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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 2013Q30aThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will utilize the following policies: Employee furloughs.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Furloughs
see tables
Spring 2013Q30bThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will utilize the following policies: A four-day work week.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Four day work week
see tables
Spring 2013Q30cThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will utilize the following policies: Early retirement incentives or buyouts.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Early retirement
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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
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Spring 2013Q48kWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Lack of talented workforce.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Fall 2012Q21Have any of your jurisdiction's personnel had formal training recently in promoting or managing citizen engagement?

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Outreach | Training opportunities
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Fall 2012Q22cIf your jurisdiction is interested in external assistance or resources to help foster citizen engagement, please identify what types of assistance or resources - if any - would be valuable: Training programs for jurisdiction personnel.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Outreach | Training opportunities
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Fall 2012Q29cWhich of the following - if any - have discouraged your jurisdiction's use of technology for citizen engagement? Lack of technical expertise among jurisdiction personnel

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | workforce
Related Topics: Personnel issues | Technology
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Fall 2012Q29fWhich of the following - if any - have discouraged your jurisdiction's use of technology for citizen engagement? Resistance among jurisdiction personnel

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | workforce
Related Topics: Technology
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Spring 2012Q4mComparing 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: Number of employees that work for your jurisdiction

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Spring 2012Q5nNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Your jurisdiction's workforce hiring

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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Spring 2012Q5oNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Your jurisdiction's workforce layoffs

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
see tables
Spring 2012Q5pNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Your jurisdiction not filling vacant positions

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 2012Q17In your opinion, overall, have the union(s) that represent your employees been an asset, a liability, or neither, to your jurisdiction's fiscal health in the last 12 months?

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Unions
see tables
Spring 2012Q18In your opinion, overall, have the union(s) that represent your employees been an asset, a liability, or neither, to your jurisdiction's overall performance in the last 12 months?

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | 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 2012Q20aThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: Employee furloughs

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Furloughs
see tables
Spring 2012Q20bThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: A four-day work week

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Four day work week
see tables
Spring 2012Q20cThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: Early retirement incentives or buyouts

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Early retirement
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 2012Q21aThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will utilize the following policies: Employee furloughs

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Furloughs
see tables
Spring 2012Q21bThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will utilize the following policies: A four-day work week

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Four day work week
see tables
Spring 2012Q21cThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will utilize the following policies: Early retirement incentives or buyouts

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Early retirement
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 2011Q8hHow would you rate the overall effectiveness of your jurisdiction's use of data for the following purposes: For use in negotiating with unions

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: Performance management | Unions | Performance measurement and management
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Fall 2011Q21hHow likely or unlikely is it that your jurisdiction would use data for the following purposes: For use in negotiating with unions

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: Performance management | Unions | Performance measurement and management
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Spring 2011Q4mComparing 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: Number of employees

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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
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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 2011Q5nNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Your jurisdiction's workforce hiring

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
see tables
Spring 2011Q5oNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Your jurisdiction's workforce layoffs

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
see tables
Spring 2011Q5pNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Your jurisdiction not filling vacant positions

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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
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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
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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 2011Q12aThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: Employee furloughs

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Furloughs
see tables
Spring 2011Q12bThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: A four-day work week

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Four day work week
see tables
Spring 2011Q12cThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: Early retirement incentives or buyouts

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Early retirement
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 2011Q13aThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will utilize the following policies: Employee furloughs

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Furloughs
see tables
Spring 2011Q13bThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will utilize the following policies: A four-day work week

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Four day work week
see tables
Spring 2011Q13cThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will utilize the following policies: Early retirement incentives or buyouts

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Early retirement
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
Fall 2010Q5kPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: workforce development

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q9kFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: workforce development

Major Tags: Economic Development | Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2010Q14hWhich of the following factors, if any, have encouraged or discouraged intergovernmental cooperation in your jurisdiction's experience(s). Whether or not you are currently planning or involved in formal collaborative efforts of any kind, to what extent overall have the following encouraged or discouraged your jurisdiction's decision(s) about collaboration for the provision of new or existing services: The influence of your jurisdiction's labor unions and/or employees

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | workforce
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Spring 2010Q4kComparing 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: Number of employees

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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 2010Q5nNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Your jurisdiction's workforce hiring

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
see tables
Spring 2010Q5oNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Your jurisdiction's workforce layoffs

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
see tables
Spring 2010Q5pNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Your jurisdiction not filling vacant positions

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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 2010Q6aThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: Employee furloughs

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Furloughs
see tables
Spring 2010Q6bThinking about the current fiscal year, please indicate whether or not your jurisdiction utilized the following policies: A four-day work week

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Four day work week
see tables
Spring 2010Q7aThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will institute the following policies: Employee furloughs

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Furloughs
see tables
Spring 2010Q7bThinking about the next fiscal year, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will institute the following policies: A four-day work week

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | workforce
Related Topics: workforce policies | Four day work week
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
Spring 2010Q31aWhich, if any, of the following activities is your jurisdiction conducting specifically to support existing businesses in your community: workforce development or training programs specifically designed to meet the goal of supporting current local businesses

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening | Business conditions
see tables
Fall 2009Q6aThinking about various levels of education and how they relate to job opportunities in your community today, in your opinion, how successful can the following types of workers be in your local economy: Those with a GED or high school diploma alone

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q6bThinking about various levels of education and how they relate to job opportunities in your community today, in your opinion, how successful can the following types of workers be in your local economy: Those with a vocational / technical certificate

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
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Fall 2009Q6cThinking about various levels of education and how they relate to job opportunities in your community today, in your opinion, how successful can the following types of workers be in your local economy: Those with an associate's degree

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
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Fall 2009Q6dThinking about various levels of education and how they relate to job opportunities in your community today, in your opinion, how successful can the following types of workers be in your local economy: Those with a bachelor's degree

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q6eThinking about various levels of education and how they relate to job opportunities in your community today, in your opinion, how successful can the following types of workers be in your local economy: Those with a graduate or professional degree

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q7aNow, thinking about job opportunities in your community over the next ten years, in your opinion, how successful will the following types of workers be in your local economy in the future: Those with a GED or high school diploma alone

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q7bNow, thinking about job opportunities in your community over the next ten years, in your opinion, how successful will the following types of workers be in your local economy in the future: Those with a vocational / technical certificate

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q7cNow, thinking about job opportunities in your community over the next ten years, in your opinion, how successful will the following types of workers be in your local economy in the future: Those with an associate's degree

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q7dNow, thinking about job opportunities in your community over the next ten years, in your opinion, how successful will the following types of workers be in your local economy in the future: Those with a bachelor's degree

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q7eNow, thinking about job opportunities in your community over the next ten years, in your opinion, how successful will the following types of workers be in your local economy in the future: Those with a graduate or professional degree

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q10Some people think developing a highly-educated workforce-that is, most workers with a bachelor's degree or higher- is crucial for local economic development. Others think that strategy won't work for their communities. Do you agree or disagree that developing a highly-educated workforce can be an effective strategy for improving your local economy?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q12And thinking about Michigan's economy overall, do you agree or disagree that developing a highly-educated workforce can be an effective strategy for improving the state economy at large?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q13Does your local government play any formal role in workforce development efforts?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q15Do you think your local government should play a larger role in workforce development efforts in your community?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q17How well-informed do you feel you are regarding workforce development efforts in your community?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q18Overall, how would you evaluate the success of workforce development efforts in your community today?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q20aOne issue facing some communities in Michigan is young people (35 years and younger) leaving the community. This is often referred to as "brain drain." How much "brain drain" is occurring in your community among the following groups: High school graduates who do not return after college

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
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Fall 2009Q20bOne issue facing some communities in Michigan is young people (35 years and younger) leaving the community. This is often referred to as "brain drain." How much "brain drain" is occurring in your community among the following groups: Younger members of the local workforce (~18-35) who move away

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Human capital | workforce development
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
see tables
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
Spring 2009Q6hNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take regarding: your jurisdiction's workforce hiring

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
see tables
Spring 2009Q6iNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take regarding: your jurisdiction's workforce layoffs

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
see tables
Spring 2009Q6jNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take regarding: your jurisdiction not filling vacant positions

Major Tags: workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: workforce conditions | Size of workforce
see tables
Spring 2009Q9fTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's economic development efforts: Availability of appropriate workforce

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
Spring 2009Q10eDoes your jurisdiction use the following economic development strategy to attract or retain businesses: workforce development programs

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business conditions
see tables

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