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

Why we support the ELGL Diversity Dashboard!

Why we support the ELGL Diversity Dashboard! The Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) Diversity Dashboard is the first national data collection on the gender, race/ethnicity, age, and prior education/work experience of local government leadership. The Diversity Dashboard is the first and most comprehensive national data collection on the demographics of local government leadership. ELGL hasRead More

Sustainable Approaches to Public Safety in Today’s Environment

Sustainable Approaches to Public Safety in Today’s Environment Heidi Voorhees sent me this graphic and it instantly resonated with my experiences as a career local government professional. Police Departments have been saddled with responsibilities well beyond that of peacekeeping. As laws and societal issues have become increasingly complex, local police officials have been asked toRead More

NFBPA and GovHR Announce Joint Recruitment Effort

National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) and GovHR USA Announce Joint Recruitment Effort The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) and GovHR USA announce a joint recruitment effort to advance our organizations’ shared goal of increasing diversity, inclusion, and equity at all levels of local government. GovHR USA is a certified woman-owned businessRead More

Checklist for New Managers

Checklist for New Managers ICMA provides resources for people at all stages of their local government career, but first-time administrators have unique challenges as well as new opportunities. The first thing first-time administrator should do is read the First-Time Administrators Handbook: https://icma.org/blog-posts/icma-resources-first-time-administrators In addition to this resource provided by ICMA, GovHR has prepared the listRead More


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