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Arizona Cities Face Public Sector Brain Drain

Arizona cities scramble to define succession plans in the wake of a retirement exodus of long-tenured public officials.
December 27, 2003, 7am PST | Ambar Mukherjee
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"Thanks in part to strapped budgets and an escalating number of baby boomers in city hall, more and more of the cities' longest tenured staff members are leaving their public lives to head into the private sector. The nationwide trend has left city human resources managers in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson studying such corporations as TRW and Eastman Kodak to figure out how to fill the void created by the brain drain. Unlike work at global companies, staffing issues at city halls affect the public more directly on a daily basis."

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Published on Monday, December 22, 2003 in The Arizona Republic
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