Trends in State Personnel Administration

During the next few years, state government human resource professionals will be focused on building and maintaining the workforce of the future. With budget deficits, an aging workforce, and rising benefits costs, state governments are challenged and will continue to be so. State human resources is moving from an administrative, “paper-pushing” role to a consultative role allowing it to play a strategic part in the future success of state government.

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About the Author
Leslie Scott is association manager of the National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE), an association representing the directors and deputy directors of the central human resource agency in each state and territorial government. Prior to joining NASPE, Scott worked with other state government associations, including the National Association of Government Training and Development, the National Association of State Chief Administrators, and the National Association of State Procurement Officials. She holds a bachelors degree in corporate and organizational communication from Western Kentucky University.