Decreasing revenue is forcing governments to get creative about how to recruit and retain the best and brightest employees without large increases in costly compensation and benefits. How are cities and counties facing this daunting task?
In Hennepin County, Minnesota, the Human Services and Public Health Department (HSPHD) shifted its focus from where and when employees work to what they accomplish and how that aligns with the department’s goals. This Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) offers employee scheduling flexibility, helping to attract great workers, cut costs, reduces sick and vacation time, and improves employee productivity to better serve Hennepin County’s citizens. In Lynchburg, Virginia, and Hays, Kansas, employees have been shifted to an integrated paid-time off system that combines various forms of leave including vacation and personal time. Employees enjoy the freedom of not needing specific reasons to take time off, and the cities enjoy reduced leave payout costs and less absenteeism.
Join GOVERNING's editorial staff on Thursday, February 23 at 2 p.m. ET for a live, interactive online forum as we discuss the innovative workforce practices of integrated paid- time off and the Results-Only Work Environment.
This online forum will cover:
Tod Newcombe (moderator)
Human Resources Coordinator
City of Hays, Kansas
City of Lynchburg, Virginia
Human Services and Public Health Department
Hennepin County, Minnesota
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