Finance en Cooperative contracts awarded that 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contracts Cooperative Purchasing Finance Office Equipment Human Resources Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Technology Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:32:00 +0000 78261 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:37:00 +0000 78071 at California county lands $5 million in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Finance Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:54:00 +0000 78211 at <p>An everyday, run-of-the-mill sunrise captured in Coronado, Calif., in San Diego County.&nbsp;Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Garbage In, Garbage Out does not have to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contracts Finance Fiscal Management Negotiating Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids GPN Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:23:00 +0000 78201 at <p>Jonathan White</p> Philadelphia city council close to approving major program funded by 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facilities Finance Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:38:00 +0000 78171 at <p>Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> New Atlanta ballpark gets needed public safety, vehicle help for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Finance Viewpoints Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:52:00 +0000 78111 at Las Vegas police agency relies on software to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products at Work Finance Human Resources Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:32:00 +0000 78041 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:57:00 +0000 77981 at Seattle becomes latest U.S. city to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Tue, 06 Jun 2017 22:35:00 +0000 77931 at <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="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>