Share: How Do You Forecast Personnel Costs?

Posted on August 2, 2018


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This information request is by our good friends at OpenGov. Please take a minute and share your perspectives with them.


Personnel is the largest expense in government, often comprising 70 percent of the operating budget. But calculating personnel costs can be extremely cumbersome because there are so many factors that influence compensation (from seniority to bargaining units), and the calculations are typically managed in spreadsheets and Word documents, often causing governments to underestimate personnel costs.

Please use this survey link to share with OpenGov your processes and perspectives on forecasting personnel costs. 

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