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Each year, we look forward to gathering at the GovHR Retreat to share our successes, learn from one another, and to prepare to move forward with new projects and goals! The Chicago Botanic Garden was bursting with color and life during our retreat, giving us the perfect backdrop to connect with friends and colleagues. We have eachRead More

Change, Growth, and Reorganization

As GovHR continues to grow and evolve, we have recognized the need to adapt and change. We are implementing a re-organization plan that will help us to better serve our clients and partners as we continue to strive to provide the best services possible. As part of our reorganization, we are excited to share theRead More

Improving Recruitment and Retention for Local Governments Today

Improving Recruitment and Retention for Local Governments Today One of the biggest challenges for local government in today’s workplace is employee turnover. The loss of department heads and other senior employees creates organizational vulnerabilities and destabilizes productivity ultimately impacting service delivery. This is not news to many of you experiencing vacancies. A better question isRead More

Improving Workplace Climate: A Recruitment and Retention Strategy

Improving Workplace Climate: A Recruitment and Retention Strategy Nearly three years after the start of the pandemic, U.S. cities and counties still face challenges in recruiting and retaining good employees. In North Carolina alone, 61% of local governments report higher numbers of unfilled budgeted positions since the pandemic, and over half report increases in turnover.Read More

The Importance of Succession Planning and Plan Components

The Importance of Succession Planning and Plan Components Call it the “Silver Tsunami” or the “Great Resignation”, there are many vacancies in local government positions and planning for those anticipated vacancies is important. The current labor market is tight and many positions in local government are specialized, requiring unique skill sets. Couple that with lack ofRead More

Celebrating 10 Years of GovTempsUSA! 

Celebrating 10 Years of GovTempsUSA! This summer marks the 10-year anniversary of GovTempsUSA.  Everyone associated with GovTemps is thrilled to contribute to excellence in local government -- we've had more than 500 placements in 19 states.  Thank you to our clients and the talented professionals who serve as temporary and longer-term placements.   We lookRead More

Five Tips for Mentoring Assistant Managers

Five Tips for Mentoring Assistant Managers In preparing to be a City Manager or Administrator, Assistants need to be well rounded with experience in operations as well as human resources, communications, oral presentations, information technology, etc.  We find that many Assistants are developing these skills.  We have noticed some areas where Managers/Administrators could further developRead More

Announcing our Partnership for Workplace Investigation Services

Announcing our Partnership for Workplace Investigation Services GovHR USA is pleased to announce a partnership with Treza Edwards of All Things Legal EEO Consulting Group.  This partnership with GovHR USA will provide consulting services for organizations looking for workplace investigation services. Treza Edwards is an attorney, employment law consultant, and CEO of All Things LegalRead More