Local Government Leaders Say Most Employees are Not Overpaid, Though Some Benefits May Be Too Generous

Michigan Public Policy Survey, February 2011

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Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: February 1, 2011

Abstract

This report presents Michigan local government leaders’ assessments of their jurisdictions’ current employee compensation levels (pay and benefits), as well as retiree pension and benefit obligations. It is intended to inform policy discussions in Lansing as well as in local communities statewide, as debate intensifies on restructuring public sector employee compensation in Michigan. Findings in the report are based on statewide surveys in the Spring 2010 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

Keywords: public employee compensation, local government

Suggested Citation

Ivacko, Thomas M. and Horner, Debra, Local Government Leaders Say Most Employees are Not Overpaid, Though Some Benefits May Be Too Generous (February 1, 2011). Michigan Public Policy Survey, February 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2351924

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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