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2016 Local Government Benchmarking Survey Results

Cherry Bekaert is pleased to present the results of our 5th Annual State and Local Government Benchmarking Survey. Based on the feedback from over 300 survey participants, we are able to share these valuable results allowing government entities to compare their own performance, accomplishments and struggles with similar entities across the Southeast. We hope this report will help you better understand how your peers in the region are responding or planning to respond to a wide range of current issues.

Highlights from this year’s results include:

  • Almost 50% of staff turnover experienced in the past year is due to retirement
  • 80% of respondents were impacted by the new Pension Standards
  • Three-fourths of respondents believe they have adequate security controls against internal and external threats

Thanks to the over 300 government operational and financial leaders throughout the Southeast who participated in this year’s survey!

If you have any questions, or would like future information regarding our survey or the results, please contact Sharon Day at

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