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GGFOA 2018 Annual Conference

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Committee News Updates (Fall 2018)

ANNUAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE The conference committee is scheduled to meet on Friday, January 11, 2019. CAREER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Hello GGFOA Friends! Save the Dates for Wednesday’s News You Can Use Webinars January 30, 2019 – Rushton and Company March 20, 2019 – J.P. Morgan Chase May 1, 2019 – Mauldin and Jenkins Don’t Forget the GGFOA Library of...

President's Letter

GGFOA Members, What a great conference! This was our second time at Stone Mountain, and I believe everyone enjoyed it even more this time around. Whether you played a round of golf, took a hike, or just sat around the pool, the scenery and weather were perfect! We broke records again this year with 479 attendees, 33 sponsors, and 52 exhibitors. Karine Brooms and the conference committee...

Strategic Planning and the Budget

Perhaps one of the most important policy decisions a governing body considers each year is the approval of the annual operating and capital budget. Equally important; however, is the process of developing and preparing the budget for review and approval. The intricacies of budget development may vary from organization to organization; however, strategic planning should be the starting point in...

OPEB Challenges: Learning from the U.S. Postal Service

Estimates suggest the U.S. Postal Service would need to contribute as much as $3.7 billion annually until fiscal year (FY) 2021 to address its unfunded other post-employment benefits (OPEB). Like most states and most of the federal government, the Postal Service traditionally funded OPEB on a pay-as-you-go basis, paying expenses in the year incurred. This changed in 2006 when Congress...