When Employees Quit, the Public Sector Panics

 http://www.governing.com/subscribe/?promo_code=gt_mag_email_newsletterheader View Newsletter in Browser https://marketing.erepublic.com/acton/ct/16245/s-135c-1701/Bct/q-033a/l-sf-contact-0013:10ac94/ct1_1/1?sid=TV2%3ARqmwTqvis http://www.governing.com to Governing Magazine & Newsletters http://www.governing.com/subscribe?promo_code=newsletter&elqtrack=true on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/governing?elqtrack=true / Twitter http://twitter.com/governing?elqtrack=true / LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=54800&elqtrack=true FEATURED COLUMN When Employees Quit, the Public Sector Panics http://www.governing.com/columns/smart-mgmt/gov-succession-planning.html By Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene Back in 2015, the accountant for the Pension Review Board in Texas resigned. That left the board with a big hole. Succession planning had been weak and “the Agency had neither the staff nor the policies and procedures necessary to enable it to continue processing its payroll and non-payroll expenditures without assistance," concluded the State Auditor’s office. A month after the accountant left, desperate to find someone, the board turned to a contractor. Not just any contractor, but the same person who had just left the job. This violated state statutes that forbid government employees from immediately contracting with the government after exiting it. What’s more, the board also paid out an advance of $16,400 before the contract was even signed — an equally improper approach. This kind of situation, emanating from weaknesses in succession planning, may be pretty extreme. But it’s symptomatic of an issue that increasingly concerns government officials. KEEP READING >> http://www.governing.com/columns/smart-mgmt/gov-succession-planning.html#continued MORE MANAGEMENT NEWS & COMMENTARY A Relic of the Recession: Fewer Local Government Workers http://www.governing.com/topics/mgmt/gov-local-government-payrolls-employment.html Our analysis shows the agencies and states that have suffered the largest payroll cuts. States With the Strongest Job Growth in 2016 http://www.governing.com/topics/mgmt/gov-job-growth-states-2016-report.html All but nine states added jobs but at a slower pace than the year before. The Problem With Evidence-Based Government http://www.governing.com/gov-institute/funkhouser/gov-evidence-based-government-problems.html There’s a big challenge that advocates need to recognize. The Chief Operating Officer That Every State Needs http://www.governing.com/blogs/bfc/col-why-every-state-should-have-chief-operating-officer.html As the private sector has shown, it’s a way to produce effective management and efficiency across a complex enterprise. Did We Say That? Public-Sector Predictions That Never Came True http://www.governing.com/columns/smart-mgmt/gov-public-sector-predictions.html Progress is slow. Our overly enthusiastic forecasts prove that. ENJOY THIS NEWSLETTER? Governing has 10 others delivering news and commentary on a wide range of topics straight to your inbox. SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TODAY http://www.governing.com/subscribe/newsletters?promo_code=gov_enews_daily This email was sent to blog0032.aree345@mail.ulasu.com. Unsubscribe blog0032.aree345@mail.ulasu.com&newsletter=157″ >http://cms.erepublic.com/common/subscriptions/unsubscribe?email=blog0032.aree345@mail.ulasu.com&newsletter=157 | Opt out of all e.Republic email http://marketing.erepublic.com/acton/rif/16245/s-135c-1701/-/l-sf-contact-0013:10ac94/q-033a/zout?sid=TV2%3ARqmwTqvis | Privacy Statement http://www.erepublic.com/privacy/ © 2015 e.Republic. All rights reserved. 100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630. Phone: 916-932-1300