Leadership and Management: Human Resources
The IDA is helping communities revitalize their downtown areas as they face transportation, suburbanization and technology challenges. The site includes lists of members, products and services.
Sample policy from City of Beloit, WI
Skills test given to mechanics when they arrive for an interview. Allow 15 minutes to complete.
FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI), in Emmitsburg, Maryland, offers training on topics related to floodplain management, mitigation, and construction, including the basic CRS course (E278). These are oriented to local building, zoning, planning, and engineering officials. Tuition is free for state and local government officials, travel stipends are available, and on-campus lodging is free. Free transportation is provided from the airport to the campus and back to the airport. The only out-of-pocket expense is a meal ticket—all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The City of Moline, IL, has provided a copy of their substance screening policy.
FLU.GOV contains news, PSA, outreach, an “Ask the Experts” blog and other helpful resources for individuals and businesses. It also contains flu essentials one-pagers in multiple languages that can be downloaded and shared.
This document contains planning guidance documents and other materials based on the National RTAP work.
This document contains a new report format that the City of Bristol, CT is trying out. Each Division (Engineering, Operations, Land Use, Water Pollution Control and Administration) provides key performance indicators to the Board of Public Works each month using this format.
This document contains information on Storm Policy and The City of Palm Bay Florida's Emergency Preparedness Policy.
Allegheny County's Guide to Safety on the Job.
This site provides links, by chapter, to the safety manual developed by the City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina's Employee Health & Safety Department.
The City of Ames, Iowa, has developed a fleet maintenance survey with 126 contact points covering in-house scheduling, PM's, maintenance, acquisitions, staff performance & attitudes, parts, fuel, management, records and reporting, outsourcing, vendors, etc. In the two years of use Ames has received a pretty good response, and have made several service adjustments in areas rated low or based on other comments. Departmental meetings are held to discuss the survey responses so that changes discussed and recommended are approved by entire staff and the City Manager's office. Responses have also been used as a motivational tool to inform staff and our vendors of who those providing highly acceptable services (referred to as Delighted Customers). The main complaint received pertains to the length of the survey. It is sent annually to City Managers, Dept Heads, Division Heads, and Supervisors; plus 1/3 of the remaining work force each year, and rotate that group, so that every 3 years everybody has had an opportunity to respond at least one time. After reviewing, please share comments or suggestions with Paul E. Hinderaker, Director, Fleet Services Department, City of Ames, Iowa, 515-239-5521, email@example.com.
This was a much sought-after 2001 Congress presentation wherein the author, Gordon Siebert, describes a conceptual model for analyzing public works and engineering staffing needs that relates resources to demand variables such as permit fees and dollar values of capital projects. The model was successfully employed in a number of jurisdictions in California.
Prior to an Avian Influenza, Public Works Managers need to train employees on proper handling techniques to ensure their safety. In this PowerPoint, Chris Walsh, Director of Operations for the City of Beloit, Wisconsin, uses chocolate syrup to simulate influenza virus and all staff practice with gloves and syrup. This is a large file which may take several moments to download. Save to your computer rather than choosing to open and view.
Scott L. Bressler (Butler County Operations Deputy, Hamilton, OH) provided two videos which have been very helpful to their rookie drivers as well as veteran drivers. The videos were passed on to his office from ODOT and have been used for two years now training county and township drivers in Southwest Ohio.