At a time when public spending is under scrutiny, many government institutions are still managing labor, their largest operational expense, with outdated manual systems that make it nearly impossible to ensure optimum accountability, compliance, and transparency.
Financially empowered citizens are the key to the nation’s economic health. Many state and local governments are rightfully concerned about and working toward helping the “unbanked” and “under-banked” build the personal and financial resources they need to achieve self-sufficiency.
Join the Governing Institute and the Center for Digital Government as we present a live webinar on our findings regarding the need for a resource for leaders as they grapple with increasing caseloads and fewer workers, and look to technology to help remedy these issues.
No two fraud attempts are ever the same and ingenious fraudsters are always looking for ways to outsmart government agencies. With billions of dollars and the soundness of our reputations at stake, governments are taking decisive action. Peter Budetti, Director of the Federal CMS Center for Program Integrity described the size and the importance of the problem this way: “For me the number one way of knowing we have a lot of fraud is that whenever we look, we find more.”
Delinquent receivables owed to governments have increased at rapid rates in recent years and tax revenues from most sources have also declined due to the great recession. This scenario, coupled with consumers shifting viewpoints on how they manage their finances have put increased pressures on governments to provide services with constrained budgets. Currently, there are several hundred billion dollars of delinquent receivables, especially aged receivables, owed to governments that could be collected and used to provide valuable services to citizens.
Join GOVERNING’s editorial staff on Wednesday, October 17 at 2 p.m. ET for a live, interactive online forum as we discuss the purpose of big data and how state and local governments are putting it to use.
In the wake of the Great Recession, many have asked how increased workloads and decreasing budgets may be affecting the engagement and satisfaction of over 19 million employees within the state, local and education markets.
Budgeting in the Public Sector can be described as complex, complicated and all budget drafting documents are politically driven. There has been a need for a simpler solution to budgeting in the public sector for some time. Are there viable solutions in the marketplace already? This webinar will answer that and more.
For the 2012 tax season, many Americans who were owed refunds didn’t receive a familiar check in the mail. They got a prepaid debit card instead. At least six states issued their tax refunds on debit cards, in a move they say will save money for both the refund recipients and the government.
In today’s world, city leaders look at their municipalities in terms of both the big picture and the individual citizens that comprise it. Cities across the country spend a significant amount of time auditing businesses for correct licenses, permits and paperwork. What if this process could be automated to streamline, harmonize and improve citizen services?