June 3, 2014 | Spotlight

Institute Completes Third Public Retirement Study and Begins a Fourth

The Institute of Government's Paula Sanford, an expert in local government finance, recently completed a public retirement study for the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE). This first national study of its kind explores how the practice of automatic escalation, gradually increasing employees' contributions to a defined contribution plan, can be used in the public sector.

May 21, 2014 | Spotlight

Vinson Fellows Give Presentations on Their Spring Semester Research Projects

Four University of Georgia undergraduate students in the Vinson Institute Fellows Program concluded their semester-long research projects by giving presentations to Institute of Government faculty and staff at a gathering earlier this month.

May 16, 2014 | Spotlight

Local Officials Learn Sound Financial Management Practices through Certificate Program

Local officials from throughout Georgia achieved Local Finance Officer Certification in the first quarter of 2014 for strengthening their management knowledge through a financial management training program offered by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.