States as Employers-of-Choice Survey, 2008-2009 Version 1

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The States as Employer-of-Choice was designed to examine the shifting age demographics of the workforces in state governments and help state agencies respond to the changing multigenerational workforce, with data collected from 222 state agencies in 27 states. Two surveys were conducted at two time periods: (1) before the resources and technical assistance were offered to the administrators of state agencies in 2008 (Time 1), and (2) after the completion of the technical assistance program in 2009 (Time 2). The surveys queried respondents about descriptive information on their workplace, the current workforce of the agency, factors outside of the agency that might affect workforce strategy, the perceived culture of the agency, and policies and benefits programs available to employees. Information was gathered from Human Resources managers in public sector state agencies to gauge their understanding of the following: (a) changes in the age demographics of their workforces, (b) steps they have taken to assess how these changes might impact their agencies, and (c) employer-sponsored resources (policies, programs, and benefits) that might help them to recruit, engage, and retain a multi-generational workforce, including older workers. As part of the Time 2 survey, questions on agency response to the economic downturn and assessments of the intervention were included. Demographic information includes the agency's budget, number of employees, average salary, percent of full and part-time workers. The respondent's background information includes their current position in the agency and the number of years with the agency. The survey was implemented in two time periods: (1) The 2008 Time 1 survey collected data from a total of 222 agencies in 27 states, and (2) The 2009 Time 2 survey collected data on 108 agencies in the same 27 states. Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook for more information on study design. ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.. Response Rates: (1) 14.3 percent (2) 27.0 percent. Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook for addtional information on response rates. State agencies in the United States with web sites. Smallest Geographic Unit: State Using the web sites of the 50 state governments, 20 state agencies that had counterparts in other states were identified (e.g. Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Revenue, and Department of Corrections). Each agency needed to have at least 50 employees. Please refer to the Original P. I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook for information on sampling. computer-assisted self interview (CASI) Please refer to the Sloan Center On Aging and Work Web site for more information on the States as Employers-of-Choice Survey study.

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.3886/ICPSR34890.v1
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:450984
Provenance
Creator Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Publication Year 2014
Rights Download;This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Representation
Language English
Resource Type Dataset;survey data
Discipline Not stated
Spatial Coverage {"United States","2008-05-12 - 2008-09-30","Time period: 2008-05-12--2008-09-30","2009-09-17 - 2009-12-01","Time period: 2009-09-17--2009-12-01","2008-05-12 - 2008-09-30","Collection date: 2008-05-12--2008-09-30","2009-09-17 - 2009-12-01","Collection date: 2009-09-17--2009-12-01"}
Temporal Coverage {"United States","2008-05-12 - 2008-09-30","Time period: 2008-05-12--2008-09-30","2009-09-17 - 2009-12-01","Time period: 2009-09-17--2009-12-01","2008-05-12 - 2008-09-30","Collection date: 2008-05-12--2008-09-30","2009-09-17 - 2009-12-01","Collection date: 2009-09-17--2009-12-01"}