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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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    Our chemical supplier is unaware that water treatment chemicals that remain in the water delivered to customers (primarily sodium hydroxide and caustic soda) are not subject to sales tax. We have pointed ...

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    Hello Brenda, You can search in CSDA's RFP Clearinghouse Library for samples from archived RFPs. I listed a few examples below, but you are welcome to look through the library yourself if these ...

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    Hi, There is a state rebate program for public fleets that provides up to $7500 for a purchased or leased vehicle but it looks like you may have to apply before October 5. Also, our agency uses Enterprise ...

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    Ford and Chevy (and likely Dodge but I don't have actual experience with them) offer government fleet pricing for agencies. A fleet can be as little as one vehicle so don't worry you have too few. The ...

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    I don't have an answer re: grants, may depend on what the vehicles will be used for. CSDA Finance Corporation may be able to help with financing. Regarding competitive pricing try CMAS with State Department ...

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    Contact the North Coast Unified Air District up in Eureka. They may have some grants available. ------------------------------ Christopher Brown Air Pollution Control Officer Feather River Air ...

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    Allan, I would recommend that you contact Western Audio Visual. They might service your area, it will probably depend on the size of your project. I've used Western Audio before and they do excellent ...

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    Hi, We are wondering if there are any assistance programs in purchasing a new truck, probably a hybrid 1/2 ton, in the form of grants or discounts. For our other truck we will consider a chassis cab ...

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    From RGS Senior Advisor: Escheat them... Three years for most instruments. No difference between Payroll checks or Account Payable checks when it comes to the obligation to escheat the funds ...