Administration http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en Clark University's MPA grads exit the program with key managerial skills (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/clark-universitys-mpa-grads-exit-program-key-managerial-skills-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Mary M. Piecewicz of Clark University talks about her school's MPA offering, and how it prepares grads for jobs in the public and nonprofit sectors. Piecewicz is the program lead at Clark’s School of Professional Studies. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/clark-universitys-mpa-grads-exit-program-key-managerial-skills-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/clark-universitys-mpa-grads-exit-program-key-managerial-skills-related-video#comments Finance Fiscal Management Human Resources GPN Fri, 26 May 2017 18:58:00 +0000 77791 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: An image from the Clark University campus.</p> Contractors have increased confidence in the government market http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/contractors-have-increased-confidence-government-market <div class="node-body article-body">Onvia’s third annual survey of government contractor sales expectations shows contractors are optimistic about the government market.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/contractors-have-increased-confidence-government-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/contractors-have-increased-confidence-government-market#comments Economic Development Government Procurement Federal Finance Purchasing & Procurement Public Works GPN Wed, 24 May 2017 14:56:00 +0000 77761 at http://americancityandcounty.com Tow device helps safely move dumpsters http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/tow-device-helps-safely-move-dumpsters <div class="node-body article-body">The WasteCaddy dumpster tow aids in moving dumpsters. The unit also helps prevent injuries to workers who are moving the dumpsters.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/tow-device-helps-safely-move-dumpsters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/tow-device-helps-safely-move-dumpsters#comments Buildings & Facilities Facilities Worker Safety Public Works Administration Public Works Mon, 22 May 2017 15:24:00 +0000 77721 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The WasteCaddy dumpster tow aids in moving dumpsters. The battery-powered dumpster mover can easily handle waste containers that weigh thousands of pounds, according to the manufacturer, <a href="http://www.djproducts.com" target="_blank">DJ Products</a>.</p> Detroit tax collectors crack down on evasion http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/detroit-tax-collectors-crack-down-evasion <div class="node-body article-body">For approximately 7,000 tax-evading individuals and businesses in Detroit, it may be time to pay up. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/detroit-tax-collectors-crack-down-evasion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/detroit-tax-collectors-crack-down-evasion#comments Finance Mon, 22 May 2017 04:14:00 +0000 77701 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>David Broderick Tower, one of the properties being sued as part of Detroit&#39;s efforts to crack down on tax evasion. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:David_Broderick_Tower_only_tenant_PitStop_Bar.jpg">WIkimedia Commons</a>.</p> Providence council president steps down amid calls for resignation, embezzlement accusations http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/providence-council-president-steps-down-amid-calls-resignation-embezzlement-accusatio <div class="node-body article-body">Providence, R.I.’s city council president has resigned after being charged with two felonies. He had previously refused to step down despite council members’ calls to do so.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/providence-council-president-steps-down-amid-calls-resignation-embezzlement-accusatio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/providence-council-president-steps-down-amid-calls-resignation-embezzlement-accusatio#comments Administration Fri, 19 May 2017 22:55:00 +0000 77691 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Providence, R.I. city council chambers. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Providence_City_Council_Chambers.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> The best ways to save money and time with an MSP http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/best-ways-save-money-and-time-msp <div class="field-deck"> Does your agency have temporary workers? A Managed Service Provider (MSP) can be a useful tool. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Managed Service Provider (MSP) program helps an organization alleviate the manual burden of activating and maintaining a temporary workforce.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/best-ways-save-money-and-time-msp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/best-ways-save-money-and-time-msp#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Human Resources Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Thu, 18 May 2017 19:10:00 +0000 77671 at http://americancityandcounty.com A growth market: Sit-stand workstations and standing desks (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/growth-market-sit-stand-workstations-and-standing-desks-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Ergotron’s Wellness Manager, Betsey Banker, offers her thoughts on the value of standing desks and related products in the workplace.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/growth-market-sit-stand-workstations-and-standing-desks-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/growth-market-sit-stand-workstations-and-standing-desks-related-video#comments Facilities Office Equipment Human Resources Worker Safety Technology Technology Wed, 17 May 2017 15:12:00 +0000 77651 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: An Ergotron sit-stand workstation in use in an office environment.</p> Virtual check-in speeds service in Florida county (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/virtual-check-speeds-service-florida-county-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">At the Orange County, Fla., tax office, the QLess customer experience platform enables virtual check-in for faster service and shorter wait times.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/virtual-check-speeds-service-florida-county-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/virtual-check-speeds-service-florida-county-related-video#comments Products at Work Technology Administration Technology Tue, 16 May 2017 15:47:00 +0000 77631 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the image above: The screen shot shows an agency&rsquo;s service menu at the kiosk.</p> U.S. cities with the highest and lowest concentrations of economic factors http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/us-cities-highest-and-lowest-concentrations-economic-factors <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>WalletHub ranked cities based on the diversities of their economies. The company also ranked the cities with the highest and lowest concentrations of certain industries, types of occupations and types of worker classes. We&#39;ve included these cities here. Is your city among them?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Note: several of the cities listed on here are census-designated places, which are unincorporated areas that are recognized by the U.S. Census as settled concentrations of population.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/us-cities-highest-and-lowest-concentrations-economic-factors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/us-cities-highest-and-lowest-concentrations-economic-factors#comments Economic Development Mon, 15 May 2017 18:49:00 +0000 77611 at http://americancityandcounty.com New industry standard for equipment valuation http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/new-industry-standard-equipment-valuation <div class="node-body article-body">EquipmentWatch now offers Orderly Liquidation Values (OLV) for construction, lift and access, and agricultural equipment as part of its existing values solution.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/new-industry-standard-equipment-valuation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/new-industry-standard-equipment-valuation#comments Finance Fleets Purchasing & Procurement Public Works Public Works Mon, 15 May 2017 14:59:00 +0000 77591 at http://americancityandcounty.com