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Hiring A City Manager or Administrator Toolkit
Published Feb 26, 2019
Learn the steps to take in hiring a city manager or administrator, including how to manage interim time, whether or not to use a search consultant, setting position qualifications and attracting, interviewing and offering positions to candidates. Red toolkit icons mark links to sample position descriptions, job postings, evaluation score sheets, and other tools used in the hiring process.
Hiring: HR Reference Manual Ch. 2
Published Aug 9, 2019
Review in detail the two major goals of the hiring process: (1) recruiting and selecting the best qualified application for the job and (2) compliance with all applicable laws to model best employment practices so the city is able to defend itself if legally challenged. Contains links to many model forms, letters and checklists for use in your hiring process.
City Employment Basics: HR Reference Manual Ch. 1
Published Aug 21, 2019
Learn successful human resources practices taking into consideration legal requirements such as understanding your appointing authority and general public employment concepts like “employment-at-will.” Discover best management practices for effective recruitment, employee recognition and opportunities to develop new skills. Find brief introductions to applicable state and federal laws.
Personnel Policies: HR Reference Manual Ch. 7
Published Aug 24, 2018
Learn about those public sector personnel practices that can be effectively managed, at least in part, by following well written policy language. Links to a comprehensive model personnel policy to be used in conjunction with the chapter.
Transit in Greater Minnesota
Published Jun 20, 2019
Presentation from the 2019 Annual Conference concurrent session, "Transit in Greater Minnesota."
Compensation: HR Reference Manual Ch. 4
Published Aug 21, 2019
Learn effective and legal compensation practices and policies. Find explanations of compensation plans and other types of pay increases. Review minimum wage and overtime laws. Understand payroll issues like when wages are due and permitted withholdings and deductions. Links to a self-audit checklist of compensation practices and selected forms, policies and a model compensation plan for small cities.
Daycare Access & Models for Cities to Consider
Presentation from the 2019 Annual Conference concurrent session, "Daycare Access & Models for Cities to Consider."
Safety Committee Toolkit
Published Oct 3, 2017
Learn city obligations under state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and how to meet them. Red toolkit icons mark links to sample forms, checklists, and other resources. Understand how to develop an employee health and safety committee, conduct self-inspections, and create job hazard analyses. Learn also about conducting effective employee accident investigations and what to maintain for OSHA and workers’ compensation insurance records.
Minnesota Cities magazine
Published Jan 11, 2018
Minnesota Cities magazine covers issues of interest to city staff and elected officials. Feature articles in this issue (Jan-Feb 2018) include: Legislative Session 2018: Protecting Local Authority; LMC's Mayor for a Day Essay Contest Winners; The Vanishing of Social Capital; Collaborating to Move City Projects Forward.
LMC Federal Highlights and Fact Sheet 2019
Published Jan 9, 2019
Facts about federal issues of importance to Minnesota cities, including pre-emption and local decision-making authority, transportation, wireless siting, water and wastewater infrastructure funding, and affordable housing. Also includes facts about the League of Minnesota Cities.
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Ideas in Action: Hutchinson Program Aims to Solve Workforce Shortage
Hutchinson is working with local schools
and businesses to build its workforce of the
Ideas in Action: New Police Recruitment Program Increases Diversity
This collaboration between St. Louis Park and Bloomington received a 2018 City of Excellence Award.
Message Matters: Do Data Retention Requirements Apply to Social Media?
Social media platforms are great for increasing community engagement, but how should cities deal with the resulting data?
Flexible Benefit Plan Assistance
Resources to help cities comply with the IRS Flexible Benefit Plan (a.k.a., "cafeteria plan") rules and regulations.
Hot Topics: Volunteer Firefighter Retirement Plan
Explanation of a 2009 law that creates the Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Retirement Plan, which cities can choose to participate in.
Financial Planning for Elected Officials
How elected officials can contribute to financial planning and sound financial decisions.
MnDOT Releases Updated Capital Highway Investment Plan
The plan identifies more than 760 pavement projects and nearly 380 bridge projects slated for investments between 2019 and 2028.
Ask LMC: When Does the Name of a Candidate for City Office Become Public?
LMC staff answer your questions about when candidate data becomes public, psychological testing in recruitment, and OSHA reporting requirements.
Ideas in Action: Brooklyn Park Engages Citizens to Create City Vision
Brooklyn Park's community engagement in the development of its strategic plan was the winner of a 2017 City of Excellence Award.
In response to a call from members to provide leadership on this subject, the LMC Board of Directors has adopted a work plan to begin evaluating race equity within the League.