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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level School District
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Education
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are tasked with providing a quality education to their students, along with ensuring their safety and welfare, regardless if classes are being held in-person or virtually. Additionally, schools must adjust to the economic ramifications brought...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
COVID-19 has forced employees and also forced organizations to rethink business processes that require access to the office or involve large amounts of paper. Governments have an opportunity to eliminate or rethink paper-based business processes to operate effectively under current...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
Local governments need to make sure they have enough cash on hand for essential services. During a financial crisis, the first thing local governments should do is slow the net flow of cash exiting and find ways to rebalance the budget. This report presents retrenchment techniques...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas -
The acquisition cost of an asset is just a portion of the total cost of owning it. Ongoing maintenance significantly adds to that cost; and for a long-lived asset, that cost can be much greater than the initial design, construction, and installation cost. Life cycle cost analysis...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
Title V of the CARES Act established the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). To assess the effectiveness of the fund from the perspective of state and local prime recipients, this report outlines the results of a survey sent to all 50 states and the 171 eligible units of government that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
The Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) – part of the CARES Act – provided direct assistance to state, local, and tribal governments, and designated $150 billion for counties with populations of more than 500,000. Through an assessment of the CRF, this report evaluates the effectiveness...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces
State and local governments primarily issue bonds to pay for long term capital projects and longstanding infrastructure. This report provides an overview of tax-exempt bonds and other financing used by state and local governments and public entities. In particular, this report discusses...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Community Development
Employee engagement is the degree to which an employee is passionate about and committed to their job and organization. If staff are fully engaged in their jobs, then they will put in the extra effort needed to provide the best services possible. This report outlines options local...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This report outlines options local governments can take if they fail to successfully recover from financial crises. The first option is state intervention; the state government (either directly or through its agents) can encourage the local government to make decisions that will improve...

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