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

GovHR USA Announces Partnership in Interdisciplinary Public Safety Funding

Announcing our Partnership in Interdisciplinary Public Safety Funding GovHR USA is pleased to announce a partnership with Janice Allen Jackson & Associates.  This partnership with GovHR USA will provide consulting services for communities undertaking discussions regarding public safety funding, methods to reduce crime, and police-community relations. Janice is an experienced local government professional and thoughtRead More

Emergency Preparedness—Planning For Action

Emergency Preparedness—Planning For Action That usually means that when incidents occur and response and mitigation are critical, Police, Fire, EMS, and Public Works departments are expected to have the knowledge, ability, training and plans to address these emergencies. The scope of this article is a focus on the National Preparedness Goal established by the FederalRead More

Tips for an Internal Candidate

Tips for an Internal Candidate The good news is you are an internal candidate for a position you really want.  The bad news is you are an internal candidate for a position you really want.  Being an internal candidate is tricky.  On one hand you know a lot about the organization, its culture, personalities andRead More

Is Your Organization FEMA Grant-Ready?

Is Your Organization FEMA Grant-Ready? As state and local governments face unprecedented revenue shortfalls, savvy local officials will be on the lookout for grants that can provide much needed support for critical equipment, large capital items and operational assistance.  FEMA is and will continue to be a significant source of grant funds.  Unfortunately, many localRead More