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IRS Raises Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2018

Weekly HR – Mileage Reimbursement IRS Raises Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2018 For cities that use the IRS rate to reimburse for mileage, be aware that on January 1, 2018, the IRS raised the s...

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Municipal Employee Handbooks

Weekly HR News – Municipal Employee Handbooks Every year brings new challenges, and one of those challenges is the city’s employee handbook.  An employee handbook is a valuable...

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Comprehending Comp Time

Weekly HR News –Leaves of Absence Comprehending Comp Time With winter weather looming, along with the extra work it brings, many city employees will be working longer than normal schedules.  The question then becomes...

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Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Weekly HR – Workplace Violence Domestic Violence and the Workplace October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and if you are wondering why this should be a human resource topic, here ar...

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Human Resources Audit - Five Ws to Keep Your City in Compliance

Weekly HR News - Human Resources Audit Five Ws to Keep Your City in Compliance Who needs to do an HR Audit? HR personnel as well as the executive a...

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Municipal Employee Handbooks

Weekly HR News – Municipal Employee Handbooks An employee handbook is a valuable communication tool to allow employees to understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from...

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New Form I-9 Effective September 2017

Weekly HR News - Hiring New Form I-9 Effective September 2017 The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new version of the I-9&nbs...

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Drug Testing for Public Agencies

Weekly HR News – Drug Testing Drug Testing For Public Agencies We expect employees to come to work free of their personal issues. However, a personal struggle as all-consuming as addictio...

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The Importance of Up-to-Date Job Descriptions

Weekly HR News - Hiring Practices The Importance of Up-to-Date Job Descriptions Even though there are no state or federal requirements to have job descriptions, there are many legal issues that...

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Police Officer Reimbursement Contracts – Changes Effective June 29, 2017

Weekly HR News - Hiring Police Officer Reimbursement Contracts – Changes Effective June 29, 2017 When hiring police officers, many cities enter into contracts that require reimbursement ...

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Before Performing Preemployment Background Checks Read This!

Weekly HR News - Hiring Practices Before Performing Preemployment Background Checks Read This! When hiring a new employee the city may need to request additional information in order to make an...

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Hiring, Employee Retention, Wage and Hour Issues… Oh My!

Weekly HR News - Hiring Practices Hiring, Employee Retention, Wage and Hour Issues… Oh My! Hiring and retaining the best employees can be one of the most important tasks that a city can ...

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How to Identify Workplace Violence Before It Turns Deadly

Weekly HR – Workplace Violence How to Identify Workplace Violence Before It Turns Deadly On June 5th, a recently discharged and disgruntled employee in Florida came back to his former emp...

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Use of Email in City Govt.

Weekly HR News – Use of Email in City Government The use of email, especially personal email, by government officials can easily become the latest in headline news.  Keep in mind tha...

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Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention- Part 4

Weekly HR News – City Personnel Files Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention The last installment of this series addresses something that can be disastrous for a city.  If not hand...

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City Personnel Files Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention- PART THREE

Weekly HR News – City Personnel Files Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention In this, the third installment of the series, we will look at how to handle files of employees that are no l...

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