Three changes public employees should expect in the coming years

  1. Changes to their pension systems. This includes the possibility of changes to arrangements for current retirees. Given that some public employees aren’t eligible for social security benefits, changes could have significant social consequences. 
  2. The growing importance of state and local government.  Already many new graduates of MPA programs seek employment at the local government level due to greater opportunities and security. 
  3. Lateral employment opportunities with private contractors. These are particularly interesting for those who have reached retirement age.