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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

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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    Thanks so much for the link! : D ------------------------------ Melinda Morris General Manager Rancho Murieta Community Services District ------------------------------

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    Hello everyone, We are in the process of creating a Home Office Reimbursement Policy. We are debating between providing a monthly stipend to cover related costs versus stipulating a percentage of ...

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    Hi Mimi, Yes, I thought I included the link, but it may have been deleted. It is through the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project and here is the link again (hopefully works): Fleet Overview | Clean ...

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    Our supplier, Univar, is apparently aware of the tax exemption for the bulk of the chemicals listed in that annotation. We're working with them on the exemption for soda ash. Otherwise, we get the tax ...

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    Hello, We are Special district airport. We lease our Fuel trucks from a supplier. They are billing for property tax on leased equipment. Does anyone know if we are we liable or are we exempt? Carmelita ...

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    Hi Jeff, We send our chemical suppliers a Sales Tax Exemption Form/California Resale Certificate. We just made it ourselves. We haven't had any issues with our vendors regarding this. See attached. ...

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    Hello, Carmen We just adopted our Trustee Manual and utilized a resolution. I have attached our approved Trustee Manual. ------------------------------ Melissa Tallion Executive Assistant/Clerk ...

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    Hi Pam -- Thank you for this information. Can you share which State Dept. is offering the rebate? Mimi Morris General Manager Rancho Murieta Community Services District ------------------------------ ...

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    I am looking for input on your Board's procedure when it adopted a new policy and procedure manual. Did you utilize a resolution to adopt the manual and if so can you share it? Or did you just adopt ...