Finance http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en Governments are relying on fewer public purchasing managers http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/governments-are-relying-fewer-public-purchasing-managers <div class="field-deck"> Public agencies step up recruiting to keep the buying process flowing smoothly </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public agencies are stepping up recruiting to keep the buying process flowing smoothly.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/governments-are-relying-fewer-public-purchasing-managers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/governments-are-relying-fewer-public-purchasing-managers#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:54:00 +0000 82531 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Roseanne Spagnuolo, Executive Advisor, Content and Advisory Lead at Procurement Leaders Ltd.</p> Higher wages for elected officials attract new talent, create tension http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/higher-wages-elected-officials-attract-new-talent-create-tension <div class="node-body article-body">Several communities are increasing the pay for their elected officials, citing concerns of being able to attract the right talent for the positions. However, some of these increases are also creating tension, as wages in the private sector are largely stagnant.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/higher-wages-elected-officials-attract-new-talent-create-tension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/higher-wages-elected-officials-attract-new-talent-create-tension#comments Finance Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:17:00 +0000 82371 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usdollar100front.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Filling the gap as retirees head for the exits http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/filling-gap-retirees-head-exits <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative contracts and new technology may help pick up the slack </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cooperative contracts and new technology may help pick up the slack for governments as workers continue to retire.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/filling-gap-retirees-head-exits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/filling-gap-retirees-head-exits#comments Contracts Economic Development Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Human Resources Purchasing & Procurement Technology GPN Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:10:00 +0000 82311 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Tammy Rimes,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">executive director of the&nbsp;</span>National Cooperative Procurement Partners.</p> NLC report: Majority of municipal leaders consider economic development and infrastructure key issues this year http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/nlc-report-majority-municipal-leaders-consider-economic-development-and-infrast <div class="node-body article-body">A recent report from the National League of Cities (NLC) shows that economic development, infrastructure and budgets weigh heavily on the minds of many city leaders across the country.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/nlc-report-majority-municipal-leaders-consider-economic-development-and-infrast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/nlc-report-majority-municipal-leaders-consider-economic-development-and-infrast#comments Economic Development Finance Public Works Wed, 30 May 2018 17:17:00 +0000 82131 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1,5_und_10_Dollarnoten.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Wyoming committee considers letting local governments create voter-approved taxes http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/wyoming-committee-considers-letting-local-governments-create-voter-approved-taxes <div class="node-body article-body">Wyoming municipalities could soon get far more funding options than they currently have.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/wyoming-committee-considers-letting-local-governments-create-voter-approved-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/wyoming-committee-considers-letting-local-governments-create-voter-approved-taxes#comments Finance Wed, 23 May 2018 18:47:00 +0000 82091 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne, Wyo. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wyoming_Capitol-2012-07-15_1434.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Lawsuit: Albuquerque government pays women less than men http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men <div class="node-body article-body">Last week, four Albuquerque, N.M., city employees filed a class-action lawsuit that accuses the city of paying female workers less than male workers.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men#comments Courts Finance Human Resources Mon, 21 May 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82051 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>2018 Wage and Tax Statement. Image via Internal Revenue Service.</p> Illinois-wide pension law, pension debts cripple municipalities’ finances http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/illinois-wide-pension-law-pension-debts-cripple-municipalities-finances <div class="node-body article-body">Long-growing state-wide pension funding shortfalls combined with a new state law that withholds funding from local governments that can’t pay for their pensions has led to a multi-faceted monetary crisis among municipalities throughout Illinois.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/illinois-wide-pension-law-pension-debts-cripple-municipalities-finances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/illinois-wide-pension-law-pension-debts-cripple-municipalities-finances#comments Finance Pension Reform Tue, 15 May 2018 21:05:00 +0000 82031 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>U.S. dollars. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20_Dollars_art3.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Public buyers adapting to accelerated government spending http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending <div class="field-deck"> Public purchasers must closely scrutinize cooperative procurement opportunities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public purchasers must closely scrutinize cooperative procurement opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending#comments Economic Development Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Fri, 11 May 2018 21:35:00 +0000 81991 at http://americancityandcounty.com Why AARP is investing in local communities http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/why-aarp-investing-local-communities <div class="field-deck"> The 2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program is funding “quick-action” projects. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program is funding “quick-action” projects. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, May 16.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/why-aarp-investing-local-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/why-aarp-investing-local-communities#comments Finance Thu, 10 May 2018 19:52:00 +0000 81971 at http://americancityandcounty.com Top management must give the purchasing team the tools they need http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/top-management-must-give-purchasing-team-tools-they-need <div class="node-body article-body">Strategic sourcing and cooperative procurement are key best practices, says Steve Gordon, former director of procurement in the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., and Alexandria, Va. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/top-management-must-give-purchasing-team-tools-they-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/top-management-must-give-purchasing-team-tools-they-need#comments Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Administration Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:24:00 +0000 81281 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Steve Gordon</p>