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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source GovPilot
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
This guide outlines employee retention strategies and highlights best practices for preventing turnover in local government positions. It recommends utilizing federal infrastructure grant funding to provide retention incentives, fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States, California
Source University of California Berkeley
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
Increasing diversity in the healthcare workforce is associated with improved access for minority and underserved populations, improved patient satisfaction, and greater cultural competency in care environments. This guide highlights effective approaches for improving hiring diversity,...

Type Article
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source NeoGov
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Government employers must pursue innovative hiring strategies to outcompete private sector entities for talented candidates. This guide outlines best practices for recruiting and sourcing candidates, and recommends emphasizing career development opportunities, improving employer branding...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) All States
Source City of East Palo Alto
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This model policy outlines hiring responsibilities for developers in redevelopment projects, business users in redevelopment projects, and construction contractors. Specifically, it requires them to seek local employees, service providers and businesses to meet their needs....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This report outlines the failures of the current federal contracting system, and highlights state and city governments that are implementing responsible contracting reforms. Reform recommendations include conducting rigorous responsibility reviews and background checks on potential...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This fact sheet briefly summarized San Francisco's local hiring policy for construction projects. It requires 30% of all project hours within each trade to be performed by local residents, and no less than 15% of all project work hours within each trade to be performed by disadvantaged...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source UCLA Labor Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development
Public construction projects are an expenditure of public tax dollars; as such, public agencies have an opportunity to develop policies for public construction projects to benefit taxpayers with employment and business opportunities. Targeted hire initiatives create institutional...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, Washington
Source Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
Building an inclusive and engaging workplace culture can help make government positions more attractive to highly qualified workers. This guide outlines the essential aspects of a supportive workplace culture and recommends improving workplace flexibility, fostering team building...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Oftentimes, the residents intended to benefit from local development projects are left out of the employment opportunities that arise from said projects. First source hiring ordinances, contract clauses, and related agreements aim to rectify this issue by providing employment opportunities...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Government Alliance on Race and Equity
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
Inclusive contracting refers to the process of creating the environment for businesses owned by people of color and/or women to participate in a governmental procurement and contracting process. Inclusive business participation in local government procurement and contracting is an...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source GovPilot
Policy Areas -
This guide outlines employee retention strategies and highlights best practices for preventing turnover in local government positions. It recommends utilizing federal infrastructure grant funding to provide retention incentives, fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture,...

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 2008
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Democracy & Governance
This report examines how community benefits agreements strengthen urban communities by creating high-quality jobs, career advancement, sustainability, and affordable housing. It highlights the need for local hire requirements to ensure that public funds invested in economic development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2024
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Massachusetts Department of Human Resources
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
This hiring strategy guide identifies best practices for attracting talented candidates to public sector positions and outlines key components of an effective recruitment plan. It also highlights successful approaches for analyzing hiring trends, developing attractive job postings,...

Type Article
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source GovPilot
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
Local government leaders should consider how technological upgrades in the workplace can make public sector positions more appealing for a younger generation of workers. This guide identifies major challenges currently facing public sector recruiting and highlights effective approaches...

Type Article
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Local governments can use federal recovery funding to invest in their workforces and prevent employee turnover. This article examines public-sector employee wage data and finds that increasing wages for local government employees can mitigate gender and racial pay gaps. It highlights...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City Of Madison Engineering Division
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Best Value Contracting creates a set of enforceable qualifications with a single point of accountability, pervormance qualifications, workforce development, oversight and transparency on publicly funded projects....

Type Executive Order
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) Washington
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Democracy & Governance
This executive order mandates project labor agreements (PLAs) for all significant capital projects undertaken by King County. These PLAs are comprehensive pre-hire collective bargaining agreements that establish terms and conditions of employment for an entire construction project...

Type Executive Order
Year 2019
Level County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LACMTA) Construction Careers Policy (CCP) encourages construction employment and training opportunities in ways calculated to mitigate the harms caused by geographically concentrated poverty and unemployment in economically...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Lattice
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
Increased competition for skilled workers, hybrid/remote workplace hurdles, and higher turnover rates have burdened public sector employers. This article outlines some of the challenges governments are facing in hiring and retaining skilled workers and recommends simplifying the application...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
San Francisco's First Source Hiring Program requires that developers, contractors, and other employers partnered with the city commit to hiring economically disadvantaged residents for entry level positions. This factsheet outlines how the program helps businesses and candidates by...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source City of Boston
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance establishes policies and procedures for the screening and identification of individuals with criminal records by vendors who supply goods and/or services to the City of Boston. This ordinance ensures far and consistent CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) screening...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Council of the City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance requires Los Angeles' Board of Public Works to approve a project labor agreement that includes provisions to promote the hiring of local residents, apprentices, and disadvantaged workers (i.e. unemployed and under-employed workers). City public works contracts are subject...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Newark Clerk Office
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance requires contracting companies to maintain, to the greatest extent possible, a workforce composed of 40% qualified Newark residents....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This ordinance requires certain city contractors to "Ban the Box" in their hiring practices, meaning that an employer will not ask any questions on a job application about an applicant's criminal or police record; the "box" to check for crimes or law violations is removed from application...

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