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Workforce Development Toolkit

Because of size and varying socio-economic conditions, cities differ in terms of staffing, capacity, and know-how. This toolkit, accessible to all GMA members, can help level this uneven playing field. This toolkit concerns all stages of workforce development and may be used to assist cities in determining living wage levels relevant for recruitment and retention, learning about best practices, and researching and adopting appropriate tools for both training needs and succession planning. Most importantly, the toolkit allows GMA to build a knowledge base reflecting the current state of workforce development as well as innovative approaches in anticipation of future trends.
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Learn more about the Starts With Me! workforce development campaign designed for Georgia cities as they address their ongoing talent acquisition and retention challenges.

Reports, Articles, and Tools

Financial Literacy Programs for Local Government Employees

1/31/2019 3:18:12 PM
Center for State and Local Government Excellence

The Gender Disparity in Climbing Local Government's Ladder

1/30/2019 5:16:01 PM
Governing Magazine

Balancing Objectives in Public Employee Post-Retirement Employment Policies: Reassessing Barriers to Continued Work

12/6/2018 11:33:40 AM
Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE)

The Model Police Officer: Recruitment, Training, and Community Engagement

11/16/2018 5:08:41 PM

Sharing our H2Opportunity to Recruit the Next Generation

11/9/2018 8:34:44 AM
Kim Holland, Water & Sewer Director, Marietta Power and Water

Finance Employees Are Fastest-Growing Segment of Local Government Workforce

11/8/2018 10:58:44 AM
Governing Magazine

Workforce of the Future: Strategies to Manage Change

10/4/2018 12:42:05 PM
The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE)

H2Opportunity Career Paths for Water Protection

10/1/2018 11:59:46 AM

Fresh Air Recruitment Trends & Topics: Implicit Bias

8/20/2018 4:32:53 PM
Engaging Local Government Leaders Network

A State and Local Government Leader’s Guide to Building the Public Workforce of the Future

8/6/2018 12:27:27 PM
Governing Institute

How Governments Are Closing the Gender Pay Gap

8/1/2018 2:29:17 PM
Governing Magazine

Recruiting Young People to Local Government

8/1/2018 12:48:48 PM
Route Fifty

Alpharetta Employee Referral Program

6/21/2018 12:47:25 PM

Renewing the Water Workforce: Improving Water Infrastructure and Creating a Pipeline to Opportunity

6/15/2018 3:51:49 PM
The Brookings Institution

State and Local Government Workforce: 2018 Data and 10-Year Trends

5/31/2018 4:52:24 PM
Center for State and Local Government Excellence

How to Identify Emerging Leaders

How can organizations strengthen their effectiveness in identifying and developing emerging leaders? While there are many factors involved in this important work, this article presen...
5/24/2018 4:24:46 PM
Government Executive

Preparing Tomorrow’s Public Service

5/14/2018 4:07:44 PM
The Volcker Alliance

Public Pension Cuts and Competitiveness

4/12/2018 3:57:51 PM
Center for State and Local Government Excellence

Public Sector Retirement Initiative

3/19/2018 11:01:30 AM
National League of Cities

Athens-Clarke County Innovation Ambassadors

3/7/2018 9:39:20 AM

Room to Grow: New Frontiers for Apprenticeships

2/14/2018 3:46:29 PM
Burning Glass Technologies & Harvard Business School

2018 Management Survey: Leading Challenges in State & Local Government

2/14/2018 2:53:42 PM
Route Fifty

COPS Task Force Makes Compensation Recommendations

12/19/2017 1:06:22 PM

Youth Councils Build Tomorrow’s Leaders

11/14/2017 1:03:35 PM

State and Local Government Workforce: 2017 Trends

10/31/2017 3:39:05 PM
Center for State & Local Government Excellence

Workforce Toolkit: Living Wage Calculators

10/18/2017 1:33:19 PM

GMA Municipal Workforce Development Task Force Report

6/29/2017 10:04:00 AM

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