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Utility Manual (2012), Bill Young, Steve Wyatt University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Utility Manual (2012), Bill Young, Steve Wyatt
MTAS Publications: Full Publications
The purpose of this manual is to provide cities with a better understanding of funding water and sewer utility operations.
Three Essays On Local Government Debt, Robert Greer University of Kentucky
Three Essays On Local Government Debt, Robert Greer
Theses and Dissertations--Public Policy Administration
The local government tax-exempt debt market is a growing, and complex, sector of public finance. As local governments turn to debt financing the factors that contribute to interest costs of that debt have become important considerations for local government officials and politicians. Governance at the local level involves a network of overlapping governments some of which share a tax base. This system of overlapping governments that share a tax base are subject to externalities that arise from taxation, expenditures, and debt. These externalities are usually analyzed in terms of tax or expenditure reactions, but there are implications for local government ...
Three Essays On Fiscal Stress And Financial Stability In State Government Finance, James B. Gibson University of Kentucky
Three Essays On Fiscal Stress And Financial Stability In State Government Finance, James B. Gibson
Theses and Dissertations--Public Policy Administration
State government finance is a substantial endeavor in the United States. The management of a multitude of revenues and expenditures often involves some level of fiscal stress. In an age of increased public scrutiny, policymakers must be mindful of possible causes of fiscal stress, and the policy options available to mitigate fiscal stress and increase financial stability. This dissertation contains three essays that examine different elements of fiscal stress, and in some cases, the applicable policy responses.
Chapter two examines rainy day funds and their countercyclical goal of reducing recessionary fiscal stress. This essay takes a different approach from much ...
Economic Indicators For The Perfect Storm: International Political Economy And Full Implementation Of The Hyogo Framework For Action: 2005-2015, Courtney M. Page Seton Hall University
Economic Indicators For The Perfect Storm: International Political Economy And Full Implementation Of The Hyogo Framework For Action: 2005-2015, Courtney M. Page
Courtney M. Page
This study determines which economic factors explain why some states have implemented Hyogo Framework for Action: 2005-2015 ('HFA') priorities and why other states have not. The policy implications of this study enable policy makers to better understand the relationship between implementation of the HFA and the international political economy, as well identify which states are prepared to respond to disasters according to their implementation the HFA.
Social Construction And Political Decision Making In The American Prison System(S), Jeremiah Olson University of Kentucky
Issue 44: February 2012, MTAS University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Issue 44: February 2012, Mtas
The “Municipal E-News” was created by MTAS in 2009 as part of our continuing efforts to meet our mission of providing timely, valuable information and assistance to Tennessee cities.
Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2012, Sarah Young, Frances Adams-O'Brien, John Crawford, Erin Thompson University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2012, Sarah Young, Frances Adams-O'Brien, John Crawford, Erin Thompson
Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project
In this FY2012 annual report, there are a total of nine services measured and analyzed: police, fire, refuse collection and disposal, employment benefits, human resources, financial services, and building code enforcement, property maintenance code enforcement, and planning and zoning.
Making Sense Of Irish Health Care Management: The Street Level Public Organisation (Slpo)., Vivienne Byers Dublin Institute of Technology
Making Sense Of Irish Health Care Management: The Street Level Public Organisation (Slpo)., Vivienne Byers
Public service reform in modern economies has placed an emphasis on effective planning and management of service delivery to the citizen-client. This paper draws on the concept of the Street Level Public Organization (SLPO) to examine the problem of government’s top down implementation of planning reform in the delivery of public services. It does so, by exploring the implementation of strategic planning in the health sector and drawing upon field work from such implementation in the health services in Ireland and Canada. The SLPO model (McKevitt 1998) is used as an explanatory tool to add to the public sector ...
Evaluation Of Aboriginal Programs: What Place Is Given To Participation And Cultural Sensitivity?, Steve Jacob, Geoffroy Desautels Western University
Evaluation Of Aboriginal Programs: What Place Is Given To Participation And Cultural Sensitivity?, Steve Jacob, Geoffroy Desautels
The International Indigenous Policy Journal
Aboriginal populations in Northern Canada have, for many years, been confronted with socio-economic problems affecting their development. In the early 1990s, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1996) report concluded that it was important to integrate Aboriginal people into the management of public policies that concern them and to encourage their autonomy. In order to produce a quality evaluation that is useful in particular cultural contexts, measures have been developed to assure that the evaluation highly regards cultural sensitivity while integrating local participants in the evaluation process. This study, based on the systematic analysis of a non-probability sample of 27 ...
Municipal Handbook (2012), Josh Jones University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Municipal Handbook (2012), Josh Jones
A comprehensive manual on municipal government in Tennessee. Updated through July 2012.
An Enabling Society: The Coming Transformation Of Social And Employment Polices, Policy Analysis And National Social Statistics, Peter Hicks Western University
An Enabling Society: The Coming Transformation Of Social And Employment Polices, Policy Analysis And National Social Statistics, Peter Hicks
Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster Discussion Paper Series/ Un Réseau stratégique de connaissances Changements de population et parcours de vie Document de travail
The paper explores the coming transformation in the content and structure of social and employment policies – and associated transformations in national social statistics and in the tools of policy analysis. Supporting analysis explores the technological advances that are making these ‘enabling society’ transformations possible and situates enabling society policies in the context of evolving theories of what constitutes good public policy. Illustrations are provided showing how the transformed policy would work in practice and how the changes might be introduced in Canada, including a practical strategy for increasing co-ordination across academic, program and jurisdictional silos.
Enabling society policies and programs ...
Use Of Acquired Structures For Training (2013), Dennis Wolf University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Use Of Acquired Structures For Training (2013), Dennis Wolf
Live fire training in an acquired structure is very valuable as it provides firefighters with some of the real life experience they need to be effective firefighters. Many communities do not have access to a training facility with a dedicated live fire building or smoke house, so using an acquired structure can provide a local opportunity to train under realistic conditions.
The New Fund Balance (2012 Rev.), Kay Stegall University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The New Fund Balance (2012 Rev.), Kay Stegall
GASB 54: Fund Balance Reporting and Governmental Fund Type Definitions raises several issues related to the way cities now define governmental funds. The implementation date is for periods beginning after June 15, 2010, which means FYE 6/30/11. Includes a fund balance policy and a sample minimum fund balance policy.
The Five Basic Steps For Registering A Domain Name For Your Municipality (2012), Justin O'Hara University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Five Basic Steps For Registering A Domain Name For Your Municipality (2012), Justin O'Hara
An explanation of how a city may register a domain name for a website.
State Tax Rate On Utility Sales To Manufacturers (2012), Al Major University of Tennessee, Knoxville
State Tax Rate On Utility Sales To Manufacturers (2012), Al Major
State law limits both state and local sales taxes on water, gas, electricity, and other energy sources used by manufacturers. Your city needs to ensure that your utility billing system reflects these different rates. The streamlined sales tax act is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2013.
The Fair Labor Standards Act: Revised And Updated (2012), Richard Stokes University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Fair Labor Standards Act: Revised And Updated (2012), Richard Stokes
This document details the specifics of the act: what the act requires, who is covered and who is not covered, hours worked and compensation, overtime pay, record keeping, and penalties.
The Immigration Reform And Control Act (I-9), E-Verify And Tennessee Employers (2013), Richard Stokes University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Immigration Reform And Control Act (I-9), E-Verify And Tennessee Employers (2013), Richard Stokes
Employers are required to verify the identity and employment eligibility of any person employed by the organization. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service is responsible for the documentation of alien employment authorization, for Form I-9 itself, and for the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program.
Online Data Backup (2012), Justin O'Hara University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Online Data Backup (2012), Justin O'Hara
This publication describes how city data may be lost or compromised and practical ways to protect data with a backup.
Developing Your City's Archival Policy For Electronically Stored Information (2012), Josh Jones, Justin O'Hara University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Developing Your City's Archival Policy For Electronically Stored Information (2012), Josh Jones, Justin O'Hara
This publication is intended to provide guidance, especially to smaller cities, in the creation and implementation of a practical and cost-effective archiving policy for Electronically Stored Information (ESI).
Building An Evidence-Base For The Civil Justice System: Civil Justice System Framework And Literature Review Report, Robyn Sheen, Penny Gregory Australian Centre for Justice Innovation
Building An Evidence-Base For The Civil Justice System: Civil Justice System Framework And Literature Review Report, Robyn Sheen, Penny Gregory
Access to Justice
The aim of this project was to scan research into the civil justice system conducted over the last five years to find empirical research that relates to the draft objectives for the civil justice system. The research has been classified under the relevant objectives through assignment to a classification framework developed in consultation with the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department (AGD).
Through this process of scanning the literature, the consultants were also asked to make findings in relation to the state of civil justice research in Australia, with a view to informing the planned development of an evidence base for the ...
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2011 Global Go To Think Tank Rankings, James McGann
(In) Stability, A Key Element To Understand Participatory Budgeting: Discussing Portuguese Cases., Mariana Alves, Giovanni Allegretti
The Power Of Ambiguity: How Participatory Budgeting Travels The Globe, Ernesto Ganuza, Gianpaolo Baiocchi
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