Finance http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en Cooperative contracts awarded that cover mailroom products http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/cooperative-contracts-awarded-cover-mailroom-products <div class="node-body article-body">Government, education, and nonprofit agencies looking to enhance their direct mailing capabilities and processes now have access to mailing and postage solutions through National Joint Powers Alliance.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/cooperative-contracts-awarded-cover-mailroom-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/cooperative-contracts-awarded-cover-mailroom-products#comments Contracts Cooperative Purchasing Finance Office Equipment Human Resources Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Technology Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:32:00 +0000 78261 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: The kinds of mailroom gear that governments and other organizations can acquire through the NJPA cooperative contracts.</p> Mark your calendars for these complimentary cooperative purchasing events http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/mark-your-calendars-these-complimentary-cooperative-purchasing-events <div class="field-deck"> Choose from several upcoming webinars and Strategic Sourcing Summits </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Communities is hosting several webinars and Strategic Sourcing Summits.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/mark-your-calendars-these-complimentary-cooperative-purchasing-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/mark-your-calendars-these-complimentary-cooperative-purchasing-events#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:37:00 +0000 78071 at http://americancityandcounty.com California county lands $5 million in record online property auction http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/california-county-lands-5-million-record-online-property-auction <div class="node-body article-body">San Diego County, Calif., got more than it bargained for when it brought in a record $5.6 million in an auction for tax-defaulted property.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/california-county-lands-5-million-record-online-property-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/california-county-lands-5-million-record-online-property-auction#comments Broadband Finance Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:54:00 +0000 78211 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An everyday, run-of-the-mill sunrise captured in Coronado, Calif., in San Diego County.&nbsp;Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_071024-N-5491S-002_The_sun_rises_over_Downtown_San_Diego_and_the_Coronado_ferry_landing_sits_under_a_thick_layer_of_smoke_from_the_Harris_and_surrounding_wildfires.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Garbage In, Garbage Out does not have to be your reality http://americancityandcounty.com/fiscal-management/garbage-garbage-out-does-not-have-be-your-reality <div class="field-byline"> Jonathan White </div> <div class="field-deck"> There is no excuse for a procurement team to not have accurate spend data. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Procurement teams need good-quality spend analytics. They need to know how much their agency spends, where, on what and with whom. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fiscal-management/garbage-garbage-out-does-not-have-be-your-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fiscal-management/garbage-garbage-out-does-not-have-be-your-reality#comments Contracts Finance Fiscal Management Negotiating Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids GPN Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:23:00 +0000 78201 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Jonathan White</p> Philadelphia city council close to approving major program funded by soda tax money http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/philadelphia-city-council-close-approving-major-program-funded-soda-tax-money <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly one year after passing a soda/sugary drinks tax, the Philadelphia City Council has given initial approval for a new infrastructure program called Rebuild, towards which a portion of the tax money will go.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/philadelphia-city-council-close-approving-major-program-funded-soda-tax-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/philadelphia-city-council-close-approving-major-program-funded-soda-tax-money#comments Facilities Finance Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:38:00 +0000 78171 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Philadelphia_Mayor_Jim_Kenney_(25550370434).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> New Atlanta ballpark gets needed public safety, vehicle help for first pitch http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-atlanta-ballpark-gets-needed-public-safety-vehicle-help-first-pitch <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative contracts deliver public safety products and transport vehicles that ensured SunTrust Park was ready for opening day </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SunTrust Park was ready for the Atlanta Braves' opening day thanks to cooperative contracts that helped deliver needed public safety products and transport vehicles.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-atlanta-ballpark-gets-needed-public-safety-vehicle-help-first-pitch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-atlanta-ballpark-gets-needed-public-safety-vehicle-help-first-pitch#comments Buildings & Facilities Contracts Coop Solutions Facilities Cooperative Purchasing Finance Public Safety Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Public Safety Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:22:00 +0000 78141 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A view from near home plate at SunTrust Park, the Atlanta Braves&#39; new home.</p> 5 steps to improve victim restitution http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-steps-improve-victim-restitution <div class="node-body blog-body">Accounts receivables management client executive Brett Sivits explains how governments can update victim restitution programs to meet their communities' needs while complying with judicial orders.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-steps-improve-victim-restitution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-steps-improve-victim-restitution#comments Courts Finance Viewpoints Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:52:00 +0000 78111 at http://americancityandcounty.com Las Vegas police agency relies on software to create optimal work schedules http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/las-vegas-police-agency-relies-software-create-optimal-work-schedules <div class="node-body article-body">An automated public safety scheduling and notification system from Kronos has streamlined officer scheduling at the Las Vegas Department of Public Safety. The system, Workforce TeleStaff, is designed to help officials have more control over their schedules. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/las-vegas-police-agency-relies-software-create-optimal-work-schedules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/las-vegas-police-agency-relies-software-create-optimal-work-schedules#comments Products at Work Finance Human Resources Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:32:00 +0000 78041 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The screenshot shows a scheduling and staffing roster in the Workforce TeleStaff system for a fictional corrections agency. The system,&nbsp;from Kronos, performs automated public safety scheduling and notification.</p> NIGP names first NAC-accredited cooperative program http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/nigp-names-first-nac-accredited-cooperative-program <div class="field-deck"> U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is first cooperative program to earn NAC distinction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NIGP has announced that the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is the first cooperative program to earn NAC distinction.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/nigp-names-first-nac-accredited-cooperative-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/nigp-names-first-nac-accredited-cooperative-program#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:57:00 +0000 77981 at http://americancityandcounty.com Seattle becomes latest U.S. city to institute sugary drinks, soda tax http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/seattle-becomes-latest-us-city-institute-sugary-drinks-soda-tax <div class="node-body article-body">Soda and sugary beverage drinkers in the Emerald City can expect to pay more for them now, although diet beverage drinkers won't be affected.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/seattle-becomes-latest-us-city-institute-sugary-drinks-soda-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/seattle-becomes-latest-us-city-institute-sugary-drinks-soda-tax#comments Finance Tue, 06 Jun 2017 22:35:00 +0000 77931 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Seattle&#39;s new tax will charge distributors 1.75 cents per ounce of sugary drinks, soda and soda fountain syrups. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20140909-0252_Costa_Mesa_Mitsuwa.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>