The Bell, Calif., salary scandal in some respects irreparably tarnished the image of local government employees, writes our colleague Robert J. O'Neill Jr. at Management Insights.
But following a set of guidelines that establish best practices for determining and negotiating compensation for local government executives and staff can help ensure another scandal like Bell never happens again. READ MORE.
Management Insights is published here on Governing.com in collaboration with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. The column is moderated by Stephen Goldsmith, a Professor of Government at Harvard Kennedy School (on leave), and deputy mayor of operations for the City of New York.