December Is the Best Time of Year to Get a New Job

Along with preparing for the holidays this December, you should be preparing for your next job search. While most people are focused on celebrating with family and friends, you can be celebrating landing your new role.   Here are four reasons why December is the best time of year to look for your next municipal… Read More »

What Kind of Health Benefits Are Offered Under CalPERS?

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As an employee, securing employer-sponsored health benefits is important. With rising costs of healthcare and increasing life expectancy, having your employer cover health benefit costs ensures access to the medical care you need to maintain your quality of life. As a municipal employee, you gain access to California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) health benefits… Read More »

Should Your Municipality Go Paperless?

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According to management consultants McKinsey & Company, government analysts believe that governments could save more than $1 trillion annually by going paperless wherever possible. Because software solutions allow municipalities to receive, store, secure and manage data, the public can gain improved access to pertinent information while saving taxpayer money.   Find out why it’s in… Read More »

4 Things You Should Do Before Your First Day

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First impressions are important. How you present yourself when starting your new municipal job impacts how the rest of your time there unfolds. For this reason, you want to take steps to make sure your first day goes as well as possible. Here are four things you can do to prepare. Plan Your Commute Determine… Read More »

7 Qualities Every Accountant Needs to Be Successful

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 1,424,000 accounting jobs in the year 2018. Right now, many of these roles are available in municipalities. Filling an accounting role in a municipality requires specific skills. If you’re looking for a municipal accounting position, be sure you exhibit these seven qualities to be successful.… Read More »

GET WOKE ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

GET WOKE ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION! PDF Version Public transportation is a unique opportunity to get woke, to get real with real people. This past weekend my wife reluctantly accepted my invitation to take public transportation (Amtrak) on our trip from San Diego to Truckee, California, to attend the annual “Owners Only” retreat of the California… Read More »

Why Working for a Firm That Offers Retirement Is Important

You want the option to stop working someday, so it’s important to begin saving for retirement early. One way to do this is by finding a municipal job that provides a retirement plan. One example of a municipal retirement plan is the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Because CalPERS offers different types of retirement… Read More »

Here’s How to Promote Innovation in Your Workplace

Innovation is one key to cultivating a thriving municipality. Continually finding new ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness while overcoming hurdles keeps operations running smoothly. Local residents maintain peace of mind knowing that government services will remain in effect and continue to make their lives easier. Here are six ways to promote innovation in your… Read More »

Do You Feel Burned Out? It May Be Time to Change Jobs

Your work should enrich and enliven you rather than diminish you. You deserve to feel trusted, respected, autonomous and able to have a positive impact on others. Therefore, when you face adverse work conditions such as work overload, lack of autonomy and disrespect, you face the risk of burnout. You may experience exhaustion, cynicism and… Read More »

How to Deal with Age Discrimination in the Workplace

According to AARP, 64% of workers have witnessed or experienced age discrimination. For instance, learning opportunities may be offered to younger workers rather than older ones. Or, older workers may be given a significant share of tedious assignments rather than challenging ones. Even though a substantial amount of research proves that common stereotypes about older… Read More »