Administration en New national cooperative contract awarded to provide travel management services <div class="node-body article-body">UNIGLOBE Travel Designers has been awarded a national cooperative contract to provide travel management services to government agencies and educational institutions throughout the U.S.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contracts Cooperative Purchasing Finance Privatization & Outsourcing Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:12:00 +0000 77291 at New Georgia cities elect inaugural mayors, city councils <div class="node-body article-body">On November 8, 2016, Georgia voters approved the creation of the new cities of Stonecrest and South Fulton. Now, they’re electing leadership. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Administration Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:59:00 +0000 77221 at <p>The Mall at Stonecrest, which is now a part of Stonecrest, Ga. (originally in Lithonia, Ga.). Image via <a href=",_Georgia.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Keating Report: 2017 forecast on government budgets and spending — Part 3 <div class="field-deck"> For taxpayers, good fiscal news in the future, says Mayor Ed Pawlowski of Allentown, Pa. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Allentown, Pa., residents will get a break from new municipal tax hikes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Development Finance Public Works Administration Public Works Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:40:00 +0000 77211 at <p>In the photo: The recently constructed American Parkway Bridge in Allentown, Pa., is helping to revitalize the waterfront on the western bank of the Lehigh River.</p> St. Louis sues NFL over Rams’ relocation <div class="node-body article-body">The City and County of St. Louis are both suing the National Football League over last year's relocation of the Rams football franchise to Los Angeles.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Finance Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:46:00 +0000 77111 at <p>Interior of the Edward Jones Dome, the former home of the former St. Louis Rams. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Internal Revenue Service to begin new procedure for initiating tax-exempt bond audits <div class="node-body blog-body">Victoria Ozimek and Brian Teaff, public finance attorneys at Bracewell LLP, detail new IRS rules for initiating tax-exempt bond audits and how to navigate the changes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Viewpoints Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:16:00 +0000 77071 at An interdisciplinary approach is what you’ll find in Syracuse U.’s EMPA offering (with related video) <div class="node-body article-body">Tina Nabatchi at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University outlines characteristics of the Maxwell School’s Executive Master of Public Administration program.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Human Resources GPN Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:00:00 +0000 77051 at <p>In the photo: A view of the Syracuse University campus.</p> Webinar: What public buyers need to do when disaster strikes <div class="field-deck"> Best practices for using cooperative contracts </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Purchasing in an emergency has evolved, says Rick Bond, vice president of sales at Safeware, Inc. He outlines changes and best practices in emergency procurement in a U.S. Communities on-demand video.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Public Safety Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Public Safety Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:07:00 +0000 77041 at Albuquerque scammed out of at least $400,000 in electronic fraud scheme <div class="node-body article-body">A fraudulent billing scheme has swindled Albuquerque, N.M. out of over $400,000.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Records Management Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:37:00 +0000 77021 at <p>Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Easy worker health initiatives you can implement in your workplace <div class="node-body blog-body">John Tucker, director of claims management for Kaplan Lawyers, details actions governments can take to ensure their employees remain healthy.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health & Welfare Viewpoints Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:57:00 +0000 77001 at Want to learn about cooperative purchasing? Attend one of these webinars <div class="field-deck"> There is no charge to attend any of these cooperative purchasing webinars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Communities is hosting a series of new webinars on cooperative purchasing.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Public Safety Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Public Safety Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:18:00 +0000 76981 at