Public Sector | National Practice

Public Sector | National Practice

Helping you manage your business from multiple perspectives

The public sector has looked to outsourcing and co-sourcing to gain efficiencies in support of operations and to manage the costs associated with employee services and staff retention. We help states, municipalities, cities, counties and school systems carefully navigate the evolving workforce scenario by providing options for innovation and adaptation as well as compliance and “business as usual” services. (Government Contractors will find a specific package of services here.)

Accounting, Finance & Cost Recovery Services

CBIZ provides solutions to help you maximize efficiency and increase your transparency to the public.

Limited operating budgets have become the new normal for state and local publicly funded entities. Keeping programs adequately funded requires new strategies that address the demands of this changing fiscal environment. CBIZ brings you the solutions that optimize your resources.

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  • Audit & Assurance Services*
  • Risk Advisory
  • Tangible Asset Valuation

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Risk Management & Insurance Services

Work with risk consultants with extensive expertise insuring all types of public entities.

Technological advances are giving rise to risks such as cyberattacks and drone regulations. These join the usual suspects of property and liability exposure, safety and workers’ compensation concerns, and more. Having served hundreds of schools, cities, counties and other tax-funded organizations nationwide, we put our knowledge and experience to work on your behalf to secure insurance and risk management solutions tailored to meet your needs.

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  • Broad coverage & competitive pricing
  • Risk management & insurance strategies
  • Retention & deduction analysis
  • Enterprise-wide solutions
  • Total cost of risk review Insurance program audits
  • Claims management consulting

Benefits, HR, Payroll, Retirement, Compensation

CBIZ helps you manage costs, handle administrative tasks and enhance employee engagement.

Municipalities, schools and other public entities face unique challenges delivering day-to-day operations while managing low-growth annual budgets. CBIZ helps clients in this sector design, integrate and implement employee benefits, payroll, retirement plans, and talent and compensation strategies, customized by knowledgeable advisors with public sector expertise.

Learn more here about:

  • Employee Benefits Consulting
  • Human Capital Management Services
  • Retirement & Investment Solutions
  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Talent & Compensation Solutions

The five-day, in-office work week may be a thing of the past for many public sector firms. Companies are defining the right mix of remote and onsite work. And many are putting new parameters around their hybrid work models to help drive increased collaboration and strengthen company culture.

The statistics continue to be sobering. There were 51 K-12 school shootings, resulting in injuries or deaths in 2022 — the highest annual total since 2018. In the first three months of 2023, there were more shootings with more victims compared to the same timeframe in 2022.

After hitting 40-year highs in 2022, inflation rates are trending down. But the decline is expected to be gradual, slowed by continuing inflation for housing, health care, food and energy. In response, the public sector is following the lead of private sector employers by implementing larger-than-average pay increases.

Today’s hiring market in the U.S. is uniquely challenging, and the public sector is no exception. The sector faces acute and complex challenges when competing to attract and retain talent for public safety jobs, including law enforcement, fire services and emergency medical services.

The term “quiet quitting” went viral in 2022. After three tumultuous years of lockdowns, increasing employee burnout and shifting expectations for work-life balance, the phrase resonates with public sector employees and employers alike.