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Congress Resolves Threat of a Government Shutdown with Mixed Outcomes for Local Government Priorities

NLC (National League of Cities)

Six months into the new Fiscal Year and following four continuing resolutions to keep the government running beyond the October 1st start of Fiscal Year 2024, Congress has approved all twelve annual spending bills, which have been signed into law.

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Federal Government Made $236 billion “Improper Payments” Last Fiscal Year

GAO (US Government Accountability Office)

The federal government reported an estimated $236 billion in “improper payments” during the most recently completed fiscal year (FY 2023). Such payments are essentially payment errors that can be the result of many things—include overpayments.

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The Future of Local Government is Digital Government

Government Technology Insider

Recently, city and county IT leaders from around the country met to collaborate on policy, management and leadership issues surrounding the future of digital government. In short, to be effective, there must be governance mechanisms that establish performance metrics across all departments involved in delivering those 68 services.

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Coming to terms with generative AI’s early potential for government

Open Access Government - Technology News

The early stages of AI The evolution of AI during the pandemic, especially to power chatbots serving massive increases in citizen service demands, paved the way for generative AI as a new type of government tool. While generative AI is beginning to open new possibilities in government, its use also has vast limitations.

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Strategies For Public Works Employees to Embrace Government Software

Gain insights into how software bolsters governance mechanisms, enabling quicker response times and data-driven decision-making. We delve into the intricate nuances of seamless digital integration, from selecting the right tools to the hands-on implementation.

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Government Needs Healthy Organizations Too

Careers in Government

The post Government Needs Healthy Organizations Too appeared first on Careers in Government. When leaders fail to address organizational health, they fail to help their agencies reach their full potential for performance.

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FOIA Backlogs Hinder Government Transparency and Accountability

GAO (US Government Accountability Office)

Each year, media outlets, businesses, and members of the public file hundreds of thousands of requests for government records on a wide range of topics—from consumer safety to national security. Their ability to access these records is protected.

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Facility Maintenance Trends for 2024: What's Changing in the Industry?

This comprehensive article delves into the transformative trends reshaping local government facility maintenance in anticipation of 2024. From embracing smart technology for efficient management, sustainability's pivotal role to data-driven decision-making, workforce upskilling, and predictive maintenance strategies, each aspect is explored.

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Proactive vs Reactive Maintenance: Making the Case for Preparedness

It empowers local governments and maintenance departments to streamline operations and ensure significant cost savings. Discover comprehensive strategies for optimizing operations and achieving cost efficiency! This document offers insights into efficient inspections, data-driven decision-making, goal alignment, and resource optimization.

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Sustainable Facility Maintenance Management for Small Local Governments

This guide empowers small local governments to lead with climate-resilient infrastructure, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and more. Unlock the potential of sustainable facility management! Elevate your community's resilience, reduce costs, and embrace eco-friendly practices.

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7 Signs Your Local Government ERP Is Holding You Back: A Guide for Small Municipalities

Local governments and municipalities serving populations under 200,000 face distinctive challenges in delivering efficient and effective services to their communities. This guide delves into the seven telltale signs that your local government ERP might be holding you back and emphasizes the importance of upgrading to a more suitable solution.

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ASPA TIMES Magazine: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This edition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in public administration, including guest columns, insights for the field and interviews with city government DEI officers about their work at the local level. PA TIMES Magazine is a publication of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), a not-for-profit corporation.