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Pros & Cons of a 9/80 Work Schedule

For districts that want to move away from the traditional “9-to-5” the 9/80 work schedule is a popular alternative. While it has its benefits, there are also a number of pitfalls that can inadvertently trigger overtime liability.

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How the Manager's Performance Evaluation can Improve the Entire District

The General Manager's performance evaluation should be an element that helps the Board and Manager be a better team. Here's how.

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Succession Planning for Special Districts

Focus on addressing hiring challenges while ensuring the public has confidence that the best available candidates are considered for the role.

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What Your Board Needs to Know About Financing

Adapted from the General Manager Leadership Summit 2022, this article highlights the type of content the Summit provides: Relationships between the Board and the General Manager and how to increase communication and understanding.

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Building a Risk Management Culture

Recognizing everyone in an agency is a Risk Manager is the key to increased safety on the job.

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Learn About Special Districts

Special districts are local governments created by the people of a community to deliver specialized services essential to their health, safety, economy and well-being, that the local city or county do not provide.

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Reclamation District Dives into Public Outreach

How Reclamation District 1000 uses public outreach for emergency preparedness

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    The State Controller's Office (SCO) has posted the 2023 Edition of the Special District Uniform Accounting and Reporting Procedures (SPD) their website.   This is a nice reference guide for special districts.  <o:p></o:p> ...

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    Hi Berta, We have a couple of options in our on-demand webinar library. The first, of course, is our "Tools for Workplace Violence De-escalation" webinar . That one might include interactions with curstomers. ...

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    Yes. It's $25 every two weeks with applicable taxes withheld.  ------------------------------ Cynthia Allen, PhD, CSDM Administrative Services Manager Vandenberg Village Community Services District ...

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    Hi Berta, I can recommend "Verbal Judo", a de-escalation education program that I have personally attended and have used as a training resource for many years.  They have both live webinars and in-person ...

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    Hi Marisol, We also adopt our board member compensation through an ordinance. Attached is the ordinance for our most recent increase.  ------------------------------ Holly Gould Clerk of the Board ...

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    Hi, our District adopted an ordinance. In the body you will find the codes and you can read the limits there.  ------------------------------ Janise Bocskovits Executive Assistant Lakeside Fire Protection ...

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    I am managing a small federal grant for my district and was wondering if anyone had a tracking spreadsheet that they could share. I need to track: milestones (e.g., environmental review, bid document ...

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    Hello, Is there a max amount that board members can get a stipend for attending board meetings? Also, is there anyone that can share a resolution on board stipends if your District has one in place? ...

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    We mostly offer District cell phones, but we do have two employees that asked for a stipened instead. One higher level employee receives $90 a month and one regular level employee received $40 a month. ...