Compiled since 2009 by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, this report reflects the latest public sector workforce trends as reported by human resources personnel within state and local government.
Now in its fifth year, the National League of Cities’ annual State of the Cities report provides an in-depth analysis of mayoral speeches. The analysis pinpoints specific tactics and policies, as well as broader major policy directions.
How can organizations strengthen their effectiveness in identifying and developing emerging leaders? While there are many factors involved in this important work, this article presents a process and vocabulary around three lenses of awareness and introduces ground rules for navigating this process with an emphasis on observation and continuous coaching.
Throughout history, successful governments have created and maintained infrastructure that has allowed for growth, innovation and prosperity. What happens, however, when governments do not continue to make long-term and strategic investments in infrastructure? How can governments maintain current levels of success and prosperity when the bill for failing to invest in infrastructure, or prepare for climate change, start to come due?
Macon-Bibb County representatives walk webinar participants through a lighting replacement plan and process with the assistance of the vendor, Philips Lighting.
During the spring of 2018, GMA offered a workshop focusing on background check, alcohol licensing, and ISO community ratings in various locations throughout the state. Representatives from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Department of Revenue, and ISO made presentations and answered questions about the topics.
Debate over climate change continues worldwide in scientific, political and public circles. However, many Georgia coastal residents as well as political and business leaders hold that the effects of climate change and rising sea levels are real and not up for debate.
Hogansville Councilmember George Bailey described the city’s new Purple Heart City recognition as an “expression of gratitude on behalf of the ‘City of Friendly People’” to honor the sacrifices made by combat veterans.
Regardless of where one lives or works in the Peach State, changes in the climate can have a profound effect on everyday life.
According to a new report, government agencies should promote a sense of duty, provide opportunities for professional development, help build professional networks and implement mentor programs to form and maintain a pipeline of leadership.
Home Depot representatives walk webinar participants through the sign-up process and data review for the Home Depot eProcurement Program offered through GMA.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) CUPP program provides a creative approach to partnering and delivering technical assistance to small underserved communities from local colleges and universities at no cost to the communities.
It is almost taken for granted that smart cities, online municipal services, and internet-of-things technology will continue to proliferate, advance, and improve urban life. But the continued adoption of these services and technologies by cities hasn’t been paralleled by similarly sophisticated investments in security.
A proactive approach to impending retirements by viewing them as an opportunity rather than a threat and asking the right questions can facilitate succession planning for local governments.
New research suggests that cuts to public employee pension benefits have made it more difficult for state and local governments to recruit employees and compete with the private sector.