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Understanding the people impact of COVID-19 on state and local governments

How talent risk emerges depends on the type of working environment people are in and how work gets done.

Lisa Massman

Lisa Massman

Principal, Human Capital Advisory, KPMG US

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Felix Verdigets

Felix Verdigets

Managing Director, Transformation Delivery, KPMG US

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The impact of COVID-19 is affecting how state and local governments (SLG) address immediate and strategic people issues. Talent-related people risk exists across five core categories—capacity, cost, connection, capability, and compliance. How talent risk emerges varies based on the type of working environment people are in and how work gets done. Delivery of work is largely connected to one or more of five key dimensions—place, people, information, machines, and contract.

Navigating change is a key component of mitigating these risks. This document has checklists of suggestions to help public sector organizations navigate immediate and long-term considerations.

Understanding the people impact of COVID-19 for state and local governments
How talent risk emerges depends on the type of working environment people are in and how work gets done.