Top 2016 Challenges for State and Local Government
State & Local
Route Fifty recently conducted a survey of state and local government
employees. In this study underwritten by Grant Thornton, more than
900 leaders identify the top challenges facing their organizations:
Human Capital & Workforce Issues
Budget Planning Process
Respondents also report challenges in other areas:
IT & Technology Management
indicate this area
is a challenge.
say it is the top
Only 2 out of 5
respondents working in
Executive Offices say they
have accurate and
complete data for
(internal and with other government entities)
Just 44% say their
organization has a sufficient
budget for IT modernization.
Over half are concerned
about the upcoming retirement
of Baby Boomers.
79% say their agency is not
competitive with the private
sector in hiring talent.
Route Fifty and Government Business Council
released a survey on October 20, 2015 to Route
Fifty subscribers and other state and local
government leaders. 928 respondents
participated in the survey, 16% of whom are state
employees and 84% are local, county, municipal
or township employees. View the survey results
Grant Thornton’s Global Public Sector helps executives and
managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and
efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased
demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions
that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information
technology, and performance management.
For more information, visit grantthornton.com/publicsector