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A County Manager’s Guide to Shared Services in Local Government

Friday, January 11th, 2013 - 12:21
The report brings together the knowledge and experience of Professor Zeemering, an academic, and Daryl Delabbio, a practitioner. Together, they present findings—based on both research and experience—on how local governments, specifically county governments, are today implementing a variety of shared services.

New Study Questions Cost Efficacy of Health Law

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 - 10:45
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 10:23
The Washington Post reports that instead of providing a net positive of $132 billion per the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) initial projections when the health reform law was enacted in 2010, Charles Blahous, a conservative policy analyst and the GOP trustee for Medicare and Social Security suggests otherwise. Blahous was put in his position by President Obama.

Reduce Energy Use: Start with an Energy Strategy, Finish Flush with Cash Part II

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 - 11:44
Monday, July 25, 2011 - 11:17
To better illustrate the path from tactical to strategic management of energy, let’s jump right into it, using the same scenario as yesterday: Situation: Budget Deficit Mission: Develop Fiscal Sustainability Goal: Cut Operating Expenses across Agency Facilities Objective: Reduce Total Energy Consumption  

Reduce Energy Use: Start with an Energy Strategy, Finish Flush with Cash Part I

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 - 14:51
Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 14:44
What Does it Mean to Have a Strategy or Plan? Strategy is defined as the art and science of devising or employing plans toward a goal.  In this context, we can assume that an organization’s goals typically include providing useful products or services to customers in a financially sound way that is sustainable over time.  A plan is defined as a detailed formulation of a program of action or an orderly arrangement of parts of an overall design.