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Research and Surveys - Members Only

A majority of NASPE research is available only to dues-paying member states and organization and can be found by clicking here.

Examples of this research include:

HR Architecture Survey - 2017

As states experience lingering fiscal challenges they are looking to make their operations more efficient. As a result, states are reviewing their service delivery models and organizational structure - and in many cases implementing significant change. NASPE surveyed its membership on HR organizational structure, service delivery, and functional responsibilities in 2017. Forty-one states responded to the survey. You can read an Executive Summary, here. Full data is available to NASPE members by clicking here.

Consolidated Survey data covering a number of topics in state government HR administration, including HR Architecture, HR Metrics, Workforce Planning, HR Information Technology, and state subject-matter experts. 

For more information pertaining to research, NASPE performs contact Leslie Scott at

Publications and Resources - Public

Top Issues

2016 White Paper





HealthcareIssue Brief: Impacts of Affordable Care Act Implementation on State HR Departments (July 2013)
Challenges and Current Practices in State Employee Healthcare (2012)
State Employee Healthcare Benefits Roundtable – Whitepaper (2011)
Challenges and Current Practices in State Employee Healthcare (2010)
Healthcare Benefits Whitepaper (2010) Healthcare Benefits Whitepaper (2006)


HR Service Operations

HR Service Operations

Issue Brief: Total Rewards: Preparing to Pay the Next Generation of State Government Workers (July 2013)
Issue Brief: Addressing Low Engagement and Morale in State and Local Government Workforces (July 2013)
HR Architecture Survey Summary (2011)
State Responses to Federal Government Shutdown - Federally-Funded Positions 




State Employee Furloughs and Layoffs (2011)
IT Workforce: Under Pressure (2011)
The Great Recession and the State and Local Government Workforce (2010)
A Tidal Wave Postponed (2009)


 For more information on NASPE research and publications, contact Leslie Scott.