Reevaluating Your Workforce Costs: Budget Cuts Don't Have to Mean Labor and Service Cuts

March 10
Duration: 1 hour

Event Description

The current budget situation has left state and local governments looking for cost savings, better processes and a more efficient way of doing business. With labor being the largest operational expense for governments and amounting to as much as 45 percent of operational budgets, it is not surprising that many organizations are turning to layoffs, furloughs and work-week reductions as a means of conserving budget dollars. While these are logical steps, reductions in workforces on top of already shrinking budgets are causing many governments to reevaluate current service levels for their citizens. Labor cuts do have an immediate impact on budgets, but there are other methods that control significant labor costs.  Automating manual workforce processes, mitigating compliance risk and improving workforce productivity are also high-impact ways to save jobs and conserve labor costs. 

Join GOVERNING on March 10th at 2pm ET/11pm PT for a one-hour Web event that will focus on what states and localities are doing to decrease budgets while maintaining a full, efficient workforce.

This in-depth discussion will focus on:

  • The value and efficiencies gained with technologies that provide real-time details of workforce costs
  • Best practices for collecting, evaluating and centralizing data necessary for workforce improvement
  • How the City and County of Denver saved $1.5M and reduced waste by automating workforce processes



Linda MisegadisLinda Misegadis
Director of Payroll
City and County of Denver


Christine CarmichaelChristine Carmichael
Marketing Director
Kronos for Public Sector


John BuntinJohn Buntin (moderator)
Staff Writer