Human Resources en Innovation at work <div class="node-body gallery-body">New office designs are cultivating collaboration, work flexibility among public employees. See over 20 photos of new local government offices in Georgia, Minnesota and Tennessee.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Resources Fri, 31 Aug 2018 19:38:00 +0000 83011 at <p>The community hub room in Milton, Ga.&#39;s new city hall. Photography by Nigel Marson.</p> Turning conflicts into solutions <div class="node-body blog-body">Raquelle Solon, business solutions engineer for organizational resiliency firm FEI Behavioral Health, explains how co-workers can work through issues and eliminate future disagreements to improve relationships and enhance job performance. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Resources Viewpoints Wed, 25 Jul 2018 18:54:00 +0000 82651 at Philadelphia updates sexual harassment policies following searing audit <div class="node-body article-body">Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order that drastically alters his city’s sexual harassment policies on the same day an explosive audit on the city’s sexual misconduct was released.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Resources Mon, 23 Jul 2018 20:00:00 +0000 82611 at <p>Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Mayors pledge to defend municipal workers’ rights in wake of Janus decision <div class="node-body article-body">The Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME against public sector labor unions has prompted mayors across the country to pledge support of municipal workers’ rights amid polarizing reactions.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Job Creation Human Resources Thu, 28 Jun 2018 19:25:00 +0000 82441 at <p>Street paving crew in Laredo, Texas. Image via <a href=",_TX,_2015_IMG_5515.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Filling the gap as retirees head for the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contracts Economic Development Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Human Resources Purchasing & Procurement Technology GPN Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:10:00 +0000 82311 at <p>Tammy Rimes,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">executive director of the&nbsp;</span>National Cooperative Procurement Partners.</p> Lawsuit: Albuquerque government pays women less than 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Finance Human Resources Mon, 21 May 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82051 at <p>2018 Wage and Tax Statement. Image via Internal Revenue Service.</p> New Los Angeles sexual harassment reporting system yields increase in claims <div class="node-body article-body">After implementing a new protocol for city departments in reporting sexual harassment, Los Angeles received almost as many sexual harassment claims in two months as it did in the previous five years.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Resources Mon, 26 Feb 2018 20:35:00 +0000 81071 at <p>Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Cincinnati City Council proposes study of institutional racism in city policy <div class="node-body article-body">Officials in Cincinnati are taking a closer look at how municipal policies affect minorities.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Resources Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:49:00 +0000 80701 at <p>One of the areas the study might examine is racial discrepancies in code enforcement. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons.</a></p> Cook County proposes sexual harassment trainings amid inmate-related harassment lawsuits <div class="node-body article-body">Cook County, Ill., officials have recommended that county staff undergo annual sexual harassment training to ensure safer workplaces as two federal lawsuits accuse county officials of not doing enough to stop harassment from inmates.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Human Resources Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:41:00 +0000 80261 at <p>Chicago, Cook County&#39;s seat. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.</p> Police sue Nebraska city over health insurance changes <div class="node-body article-body">Changes in insurance policy have led a police union and a Nebraska city’s officers to sue the city.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Human Resources Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:38:00 +0000 79681 at <p>Hall County Courthouse in Grand Island, Neb. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>