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K&P leadership series: Linking Lean and leadership

August 6, 2021

This article is the first in a series meant to demonstrate how the Kouzes and Posner leadership model connects to Lean principles bringing more success and personal satisfaction to people dedicated enough to follow them both. Today’s article summarizes the five K&P behaviors or practices of exemplary leadership. Future articles will expand on how these practices connect to specific Lean principles to gain followers and improve leadership results.

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Larger governments struggle with segregating duties, too

August 3, 2021

It’s easy to assume larger local governments have no problems fully implementing best practices for segregation of duties. While segregating duties can be easier for larger governments with more employees, they can struggle with the process, too. The State Auditor’s Office has some suggestions for navigating challenges on your journey to segregating duties!

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Which governments’ 2020 data is included in FIT?

July 7, 2021

The Financial Intelligence Tool (FIT) has been updated with fiscal year 2020 data submitted by local governments! As of June 30, 2021, our Office received 100 percent of the 2020 annual reports from nine government types. Interested in who they are and how other government types are progressing? This interactive infogram provides you all the facts.

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FIT Data Stories: What does FIT tell us about Cash balances in Cash-basis cities

July 7, 2021

Cash is the heartbeat of government operations, especially for smaller cash basis governments. For better or worse, without cash there is no government spending. And without spending, there are no government services. As the old saying goes – cash is king! So how much cash is needed to keep a cash –basis government’s operations humming? The proper amount of “cash balance sufficiency” (CBS) for a government depends on each government’s spending priorities and what it hopes to accomplish for its citizens.

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