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17 Cash Handling Procedures YOUR Utility or City Office Should Embrace

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When a clerk is handling cash or other receipts and finds him/herself wondering, “What is the right thing to do in this situation?” or “Are there specific rules for this?,” it’s a sure-fire sign that training and/or procedural documentation is lacking.

When it comes to properly handling receipts, creating and maintaining a list of procedures and requirements are key to keeping books balanced, regulations honored, and questions to a minimum. Your cash handling list should be kept close by for quick reference and should be updated and re-distributed as new situations arise.

Very detailed instructions on basic procedures should be outlined for taking receipts, making deposits, and handling special circumstances such as NSF checks. Read more >

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Putting Social Media into Practice – What You Need to Do First

Welsh Assembly Government 28.03.2011

Government Technology Today acknowledges that local governments participating in social media is one of the biggest trends in government technology for 2013.  More and more local governments are finding that utilizing social media for public outreach is not only effective in getting the word out, it also leads to positive interaction between government and constituents.

A note of caution, however: deciding to put social media into practice without thoughtful planning and execution can alter the outcome.

Opening up the channels of communication between government and constituents can be a little scary, time consuming, and overwhelming if the appropriate amount of planning isn’t done prior to implementing your social media efforts.  Here are a few things your organization should think about before opening social media accounts on behalf of your city, county, or agency. Read more >

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