Vol. 19 Nbr. 5, October 2003
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- Fixing your financial planning process.
- California treasurer outlines deficit financing plans.
- New releases.
- IT proficiency essential for finance professionals, survey finds.
- Mayor announces drastic measures to keep Pittsburgh solvent.
- Newly created council to coordinate property tax policy in Indianapolis area.
- NCSL: states balancing budgets without broad tax hikes.
- What's wrong with budgeting? A framework for evaluating and fixing public sector financial planning processes.
- Strategic planning and the budget process: a survey of municipal government.
- Squeezing budgetary savings from early retirement incentives.
- Fend-for-yourself federalism: the impact of federal and state deficits on America's cities.
- Using charts and graphs to improve management's discussion and analysis.
- Effective matching of maturities to cash flow requirements: by matching investment maturities to its cash flow requirements, the City of Raleigh has been able to increase investment earnings while ensuring adequate liquidity for short-term needs.
- Networking etiquette: respecting your professional contacts: an estimated 70 to 80 percent of all jobs are filled by word-of-mouth referrals. Knowing how to effectively and respectfully use your professional contacts can make all the difference in your job search.
- Aligning strategy with finance: by linking long-term financial planning with strategic planning, governments can increase the likelihood that annual spending plans will accurately reflect organizational mission and values.
- Lobbying for flexibility in tax-exempt financing: GFOA and the Public Finance Network are working to introduce a bill in Congress that will ease some of the restrictions on the use of tax-exempt municipal bonds.
- Single audit changes: the recently revised version of OMB Circular A-133 increased the single audit threshold to $500,000 from $300,000 and the cognizant agency threshold to $50 million from $25 million.
- The aftereffects of a balanced federal budget.
- GFOA events.
- State for provincial association events.
- Public subsidies: going, going, Boeing?