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Public workers bid for their jobs
Governing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you want to work on a project for the city of San Diego, you may be required to submit a bid — even if you're already a city employee. In a twist on the way municipalities have traditionally done business, more public employees across the country are being required to participate in a bid process for project work. More

The Premiere Government HR Association

IPMA-HR is the leading association for human resource professionals in the public sector. Beyond providing members with a wealth of services unavailable anywhere else, we offer HR professionals with the proper tools to address human resource situations specific to government organizations. MORE

Bill Lockyer: California seeks municipal bankruptcy warnings
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
California, where three municipalities have filed for bankruptcy since June, is working on an early-warning system to prevent more by detecting signs of financial trouble, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer said. He compared the goal to stress testing, "where we try to determine what are the right metrics to cause red flags, alarm, some form of friendly discussions with experts, external advisers about what might be done to avoid a potential crisis." More

Los Angeles' pension war goes nuclear
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Mayor Richard Riordan's proposed ballot measure, the "Fair Share Pension Reform Act of 2013," is Los Angeles' Prop 32 (Paycheck Protection), only on steroids, as the leadership of the city's public unions will view this money saving initiative for our cash strapped city as a direct assault on their control of the city's purse strings. More

Multi-Line Coverage for Public Entities

Safety National is the leading provider of excess workers’ compensation for self-insured public entities and groups. Now we’re offering even more coverage for the public sector, including Auto, General Liability, Law Enforcement, Public Officials and Educators Legal Liability coverage. When you proceed with us, you Proceed with Safety®.

Over 100 cameras to enhance public safety in Atlanta
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The Atlanta City Council recently agreed to purchase 112 cameras on behalf of the Atlanta Police Department to enhance public safety and Homeland Security. The cameras are part of the Operation Shield Precinct Infrastructure Development Initiative. According to the City of Atlanta, 92 cameras will be installed in Zone 5, and 20 cameras will go to Zones 1,2,3,4 and 6. More

Growing wind-turbine opposition creates hurdles
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On a rugged ridgeline in northeast Vermont, wind power's once-rosy reputation as a harmless alternative to fossil fuel is under assault. Evoking the civil disobedience long aimed at nuclear reactors, oil and gas extraction and mountaintop removal in coal country, activists have held four protests since November 2011 in an effort to halt construction of 21 industrial-sized wind turbines on Lowell Mountain in the state's majestic Northeast Kingdom. More

Electronic Stability Control Workshops

BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. sponsored this innovative driver safety class for Law Enforcement in their area this month. Find out why your agency should too. MORE

Former St. Paul, Minn., cop agrees to $665,000 to settle privacy claims
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St. Paul, Minn., has tentatively agreed to settle a lawsuit by a former city police officer who says department employees violated her privacy when they inappropriately accessed her private state driver's license data. The $385,000 settlement with Anne Marie Rasmusson still must be approved by the city council. More

Double shooting outside club revives debate over security
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City police plan to meet with management of a downtown club after two people waiting in line were shot recently — a shooting that capped a violent weekend in Baltimore and has revived discussions about security around city bars and clubs. More

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