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Lean Coffee perks up online facilitation

November 10, 2020

The Center for Government Innovation has been co-hosting Virtual Lean Coffees about once a month to gather Lean facilitators from state and local government so we can learn virtual process improvement facilitation tips and tricks from each other. Another meeting is planned for November, and we would love to have you join us.


Three small Washington governments declared unauditable

October 29, 2020

Today, the Office of the Washington State Auditor declared three small local governments unauditable, placing them on the path for possible dissolution. Each of the governments had gone for years without either filing its annual financial reports or cooperating with independent audits, both of which are required by law.


Guide to unauditable governments: October 2020 update

October 29, 2020

Since first reporting on about 40 unauditable governments in May 2019, the number of unauditable governments has been cut by more than two-thirds. As of October 2020, only 11 governments have not submitted financial information by their final opportunity to do so. Learn more by viewing this interactive infographic.

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Find your purpose to combat stress

October 28, 2020

Are you finding that you have a few stressors in your life these days? Your dining room table is also a home office and school desk; your cat interrupts important virtual meetings with your boss; so much togetherness! Connecting to a strong sense of purpose might just help you deal more effectively with stress whatever your situation might be.