Improving Government Workforce Performance: A Roundtable Discussion on Workforce Cost-Control

December 15
Duration: 1 hour

For most governments, the cost of full- and part-time employees is our single largest expense. We need to be able to to better understand and track our labor costs to improve grants management, streamline the payment process and optimize staffing levels. Beyond our day-to-day challenges, major compliance and audit risk factors are looming. Governments are risking non-compliance with workplace regulations like FMLA and they aren't able to easily report on the large leave balances that their workforce has accrued. All of this adds up to a situation government simply can't afford in these difficult economic times.

Join GOVERNING on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT for an interactive, roundtable discussion on best practices and cost-control procedures within the government workforce. Featured participants include representatives from the City of Orlando, Florida, IDC Government Insights and the Center for Digital Government.

As an agency with a large workforce including seasonal workers, Orlando utilizes an automated and centralized time collection and payroll system to manage its 4,500 employees. Te data consistency achieved through these workforce management technologies also helps ensure Orlando receives quick and accurate reimbursements from FEMA following emergency situations. IDC Government Insights and the Center for Digital Government will provide insights on future trends and current best practices being used across the country that can help your agency identify short- and long-term cost-savings measures.

As a participant in this online roundtable discussion, you will learn how to:

  • Better optimize your staffing levels and manage your workforce to save money
  • Improve your reimbursement process from federal agencies and partners when disaster strikes
  • Utilize workforce management technologies to meet various legislative, union and policy based challenges
  • Make the most of grant dollars through advanced labor cost allocation technologies
  • Reduce risk of non-compliance with federal and state workplace regulations, through accurate and automated tracking systems
  • Manage your unfunded liability from accrued leave balances long before staff actually retire



Rosa Akhtarkhavari
Chief Information Officer & Chief Security Officer
City of Orlando, Florida

John Miri
Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government
Former Director of e-Government, State of Texas

Thom Rubel
Vice President of Research
IDC Government Insights

Fred Kuhn (moderator)