Why America's Teachers Haven't Been Getting Raises

It's not just educators in West Virginia and Oklahoma who have watched their wages and benefits erode since the Great Recession.

Air Pollution Is Bad for Productivity, Even in Office Jobs

For some organizations, investing in air filters might improve the productivity of indoor workers enough to pay for the devices and add to the bottom line.

Some of America’s Worst-Paid Teachers Give Their State a New Ultimatum

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | New Mexico’s ‘no trespassing’ order for U.S. Border Patrol; opening the door to S.C. reparations; Nashville mayor resigns; and Lake Superior's high water level may hit all-time record.

These Local Public Sector Workers Are Scarce and in High Demand

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Denver mayor’s video apology; Utah lawmaker proposes ‘safe on red’ bill; New Mexico’s rape-kit backlog; and turning biogas into energy in Kansas.

West Virginia's Teachers End Their Strike—But They're Still Unhappy

The governor has offered a pay raise but leaves many of the fundamental issues unaddressed.

Puerto Rico’s Government Agencies Need Aid, Too

Work conditions at the territory’s Department of Justice haven’t been the same since Hurricane Maria, to the detriment of morale and legal proceedings.

Winning the War for Talent in the Public Sector

Prolonged hiring times, bureaucratic and hierarchical management models also make it harder to attract workers, especially people 35 and under, who increasingly want to work for innovative and agile organizations.

A Difficult Reality for Those Who Want to Run Government 'More Like a Business’

Compared to the private sector, public-sector organizations will always be at a disadvantage when it comes to this management pain point.

Transit Agency Seeks to End Its Use of an Especially Lonely Job Post

Since Denver’s airport commuter rail line opened two years ago, problems with wireless technology prompted the use of human backups.

Welcome Robot Overlords! Now We Can Get Some Real Work Done.

Despite tech transforming government, public employees aren’t concerned for their jobs. Maybe because it’s letting them focus on the work they signed up for.

Kansas Firefighters Accused of Harassing Former Mayor

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Proposal would cut size of Pennsylvania legislature; 75% spike in Los Angeles homelessness; a ‘permanent pollutant’ in Minnesota’s lakes; and an Oregon mayor’s gig-economy sidegig.

Route Fifty’s 2018 Management Survey Results Are In

Among our takeaways: senior personnel need to open a dialogue with rank-and-file employees.

Utah Mayor Accused of Using Physical Intimidation in Workplace

WEEKEND NEWS ROUNDUP: Baltimore mayor fires police chief; student loan forgiveness for volunteer firefighters; regional flu variations; and mixed reviews for Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota.

Los Angeles City Hall Really Needs a New Graphics Designer

The job requirements surprisingly do not include experience with Microsoft Paint.

Worker-Training Issue Leaves Show Me State Vulnerable This Winter

An important part of the snow-removal process: People to operate the plows.

Looking Beyond Sexual Harassment

The most common forms of discrimination that women face are getting paid too little and constantly having their competence doubted.

How to Avoid a Sexual Harassment Claim

Not only do you not engage in unwelcome behaviors, you understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that no one else engages in them.

Cybersecurity Quest Sends States to Vets, Students and Women

Hiring and keeping qualified IT staffers, particularly cybersecurity experts, is a serious problem for states.

The Disappearing Right to Earn a Living

Want to become a florist in Louisiana? A home-entertainment installer in Connecticut? Or a barber anywhere? You’re going to need a license for that—and it’s going to cost you.