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GGFOA 2018 Annual Conference

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Stay Informed: Help Your Government Prepare for the Next Recession

Although states' economies have improved overall in 2018, just 20 have enough financial reserves to weather the first year of another economic recession, according to a recent report by S&P Global Ratings. Although it's impractical for governments to ever be 100 percent prepared with sufficient reserves to completely shoulder a downturn, budget officials can arm themselves with the...

Summer 2018 President's Letter

Dear Fellow GGFOA Members, Our 33rd Annual Conference in Stone Mountain at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort is just a few months away, September 30 – October 3, 2018. The annual conference committee has been working extremely hard to prepare for our conference. The theme this year is RACE to the Top (Revenue-Accounting-Customer Service-Excellence). Registration opened the first...

Background Checks & Fingerprinting For Non-Criminal Purposes

GMA recently offered a series of regional workshops which included a section on the requirements for obtaining background checks for noncriminal purposes such as alcohol license and employment purposes. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued a new ruling in 2015 on the defined guidelines pertaining to the use, retention, security, description, and dissemination of Criminal History Record...

We have an Approved Budget-Now What?

Those of you who work in the governmental budget world know the significant effort that it takes to move our local governments through the budget process: seeking internal and external budget input, estimating revenues and expenditures, public hearings, and finally authorization from our governing bodies. We might be tempted to take a break once that budget is approved. However, it is not time...