Guide to Building the Public Workforce of the Future

Government agencies face an uphill climb in attracting younger generations to civil service. 

Some of the aspects that once made public sector jobs attractive -- including defined benefit pension plans and health coverage -- are being scaled back. At the same time, the private sector is upping its game with more lucrative offers, flexible work schedules and the opportunity for remote employment -- all things millennials care about.

So what can budget-strapped agencies do to compete for the best talent and create their workforce of the future?

The Governing Institute and Colonial Life partnered on a guide for state and local government leaders. "Building Your Public Workforce of the Future" was created through interviews with leaders throughout the country. 

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