Municipal Desk Reference

Human Resources

Featured Content
Georgia Municipal Training Handbook
Released in March, 2003, this publication is a quick reference guide for elected officials, city managers and department heads. It includes state-mandated training requirements for newly elected officials and for the various municipal positions which require training.

Job Description Database
This online GMA resource contains over 100 job descriptions for downloading. The database contains job descriptions for general administration, public safety, public works, utility, parks and recreation, maintenance and community development.

DCA Wage & Salary Reports
This Department of Community Affairs (DCA) resource offers both printed reports and a searchable database. This tool can be used to search by year, job, population group, salary increment or city/county.

Most Recent Additions
GMA conducted a one hour webinar on December 5, 2015 to highlight recent changes to Georgia’s immigration laws and to review reporting requirements for SAVE and E-Verify.

Published Date: December 6, 2013

The city of Dallas, a member of GMA’s insurance program, makes full use of the program’s risk management services, including the wellness program, and the results are proving their worth.

Published Date: September 9, 2013

As local and state government workers head for the exits, human resource managers say their top concern is staff development.

Published Date: June 6, 2013

This report examines six trends now occurring in the workplace and describes how managers can successfully engage all four generations (Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials) to be committed to the success of their organization.

Published Date: May 21, 2012

Q&A from Ask GMA.

Published Date: May 9, 2012

A new survey by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence finds that more than half of state and local governments still have a pay freeze and are adjusting retirement and health care benefits.

Published Date: May 9, 2012

The Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (“GINA”) is federal legislation enacted to protect covered individuals from discrimination on the basis of genetic information.

Published Date: December 14, 2009

The ADA Amendments Act (“ADAAA”), which took effect January 1, will expand coverage under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) to millions of additional employees and applicants for employment.

Published Date: January 6, 2009

Published Date: August 15, 2008

Published Date: December 17, 2007

Published Date: December 17, 2007

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") is one of the most far-reaching acts of federal legislation to be passed in decades.

Published Date: May 28, 2004

This on-line catalog contains a listing of various computer training programs offered throughout the State of Georgia primarily through colleges, universities, and technical institutes. It is designed to be a quick reference guide for municipal employees seeking to enhance their computer usage skills.

Published Date: March 1, 2002

Q&A about Christmas bonuses.

Published Date: February 1, 2000

Organizations & Other Online Resources