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HR

New Form I-9 Must Be Used Beginning May 1, 2020

The new version contains minor revisions and instructions. Employers must complete a Form I-9 for any employee hired after November 6, 1986.

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HR

Staffing Decisions: Common Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic presents many challenges for cities. Many decisions need to be made in light of the city’s needs and revenue in the near future.

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Research

Unemployment Skyrockets; City Tax Revenues to Decline

Nearly 113,000 Kentuckians filed for unemployment in one week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hurt the national, state, and local economies.

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HR

Resources for Review When Considering Layoffs

Layoffs are always a difficult decision for a city to have to make but can become necessary.

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Research

Reduce Tax Revenue Expectations for FY 2021

KY cities could lose as much as $1 billion in tax revenues in Fiscal Year 2021, based on worst-case scenarios presented by the U.S. Treasury.

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Legal

Municipal Utilities Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Municipal utilities are ceasing water shutoffs and reconnecting service to customers in an effort to address the public health emergency.

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Legal

Coronavirus (COVID 19): The City Official’s Role

It is important to educate yourself and to confirm any information you receive with verified resources.

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Legal

City Stray Animal Control – County vs. City Responsibility

Animal control in a city is an issue that leads to many questions from our members, especially in cities where there is no city animal control officer.

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Community Development

Engaging the Public: It's Personal

The best way to encourage citizen involvement is through personal contact.

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Research

Order Up! Effective, Efficient City Meetings

Some simple rules can keep city meetings drama-free.

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HR

Pitfalls of Generic Employment Applications

Improving Hiring Practices in 2020: Applications are not one-size-fits-all

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Community Development

Grant Writing Tips

Grant funding for cities may never be more important than it is now. Attention to detail when completing applications makes a big difference.

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HR

The Law and Liability of Leave Time at Termination

Many cities find out the hard way, that the cost of accumulated unused leave time at termination can be extremely high.

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HR

Record Retention-Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Doing a new year clean? Make sure you know what to keep.

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Communications

Social Media 2020

Five tips to elevate your city's social media engagement.

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Community Development

Resolution: Better Manage Your Emails

To manage your time, start with your emails.

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