Category: COVID-19 WFH

ARP FAQ on GovLove

ELGL member Ryan Gallant from SLATE Research & Consulting will join us on a GovLove podcast episode to answer YOUR questions about the American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan is providing $1.9T to stimulate the economy from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Billions will be available for local governments. Do you have questions … Continued

Remote Work – Is It Here to Stay?

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Melissa Cantarero Weiss, Director of Administrative Services at the City of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Connect with Melissa on Twitter or LinkedIn. What I’m Reading: A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary What I’m Watching: I am mostly skipping TV currently… What I’m Listening to: The podcast Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy  … Continued

Survey: Best Practices for Digital Hiring, Interviewing, & Onboarding

UNC MPA graduate students Lauren, Sam, and Mallory are working with ELGL as part of a class service project to put together a report of best practices for digital hiring, interviewing, and onboarding of new employees. They are looking for some local government professionals to participate in a survey and/or speak with them directly. Conversations … Continued

What COVID-19 Taught Me About Leadership

Andrew Kleine is the author of City on the Line: How Baltimore Transformed Its Budget to Beat the Great Recession and Deliver Outcomes (Rowman & Littlefield). He has served as budget director for the City of Baltimore and Chief Administrative Officer for Montgomery County, Maryland.  Connect with Andrew on email and Twitter. For the privileged … Continued

Report: Local Government’s Next Normal

This is the report from the ELGL, The Atlas, and SeeClickFix “Local Government’s Next Normal” survey, conducted in June & July 2020. Download the full report About the Local Government’s Next Normal Report Local governments across the country, and of all sizes, have been experiencing rapid shifts in priorities and work as a result of … Continued

U.S. Digital Response: A Resource for Local Government

As the COVID-19 crisis impacts every aspect of society, cities across the country feel the strain on their existing technology. Teams are spinning up new systems, websites, and tools to help their workforces and neighbors navigate this crisis, with limited resources, staff, and support. If we can help, we will U.S. Digital Response is a … Continued

Maintaining Engagement and Morale: Tips & Suggestions from ELGL Members

Denise Katula, CPM, the Manager of Leadership and Talent Development for County of Somerset, New Jersey compiled this blog post from ELGL member ideas and submissions in the ELGL Facebook group. Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, not all local government organizations embraced (or even allowed) public employees working remotely.  It became rapidly apparent that … Continued

Creative Ways to Navigate Disruption

Today’s Buzz is by Meredith Trimble, Sr. Content Specialist with Tyler Technologies, Inc., and former Acting Chair, Farmington, CT Town Council (Twitter, LinkedIn) What I’m reading: Frankly, I’ve turned to beach reads on Kindle for some escape What I’m cooking: Playing our own version of “Chopped” with pantry items until next available grocery slot What … Continued

Montgomery County, MD’s Transition to Remote First

This post is by ELGL member Michael Baskin, Chief Innovation Officer for Montgomery County, MD. “Remote teamwork doesn’t happen by accident” — Juan Pablo Buriticá, VP of engineering at Splice How might we increase team productivity when everyone is working remotely? As we get farther away from each other physically, we can still get closer as … Continued

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