The Great Resignation highlights the need for public pension plans to adapt to today’s mobile workforce

In Politics by Michael Rae

The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented workforce challenges for employers across the country. Described as the ‘Great Resignation,’ employees nationwide are quitting their jobs amidst the pandemic, shifting job roles, office conditions and where they want to work, and more. While the current labor market is good for many workers, the mass departures from the workplace have left employers scrambling to find and retain good talent—public sector employers included. 

Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Rockefeller Institute of Government found nearly 12 percent of state and local government employees left their jobs in 2020, almost doubling the 6.1 percent