Online Learning & COVID-19 Financial Response Resources & Information

You can view a recording of the March 26th webinar roundtable for assistance with online instruction below.

In addition, please check out these links below for articles and other resources for application in budgeting and financial management courses.

 

General Reference:

WellsFargo: Policy Response Monitor (Updated 24 April 2020)

CRFB: A Visualization of the CARES Act

ProMarket: Captured Western Governments Are Failing the Coronavirus Test

Governing: States and Cities Face the Prospect of Severe Budget Shortfalls

Making Smart Cuts: Lessons from the 1990s Budget Front

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget: The Debt Fixer

NLC City Fiscal Conditions 2019 Report

NASBO COVID-19 Resources

GFOA Resource Center

ICMA Crisis Response Resources

 

 

Articles on Cutback Budgeting:

Levine, Charles H. “Organizational Decline and Cutback Management.” Public Administration Review.
Vol. 38, No. 4 (Jul. – Aug., 1978), pp. 316-325

Scoresone, Eric A. and Christina Pierhoples. “Fiscal Stress and Cutback Management Amongst State and Local Governments: What Have We Learned and What Remains to Be Learned?” State and Local Government Review. (August 13, 2010).

Nelson, Kimberly L. “Municipal Choices during a Recession: Bounded Rationality and Innovation.” State and Local Government Review. (July 23, 2012).

Pandey, Sanjay K. “Cutback Management and the Paradox of Publicness.” Public Administration Review. Vol. 70, Issue 4 (July/August 2010), pp. 564-571.

 

Public Finance Response:

Survey: COVID-19 Implications for NC Municipalities

Survey: COVID-19 Implications for NC Counties

Federal Reserve lowers Population Limits, expands Maturity Period on Municipal Liquidity Facility

The Viruscession: State Tax Implications From the Great Recession

CBO’s Current Economic Projections and a Preliminary Look at Federal Deficits and Debt for 2020 and 2021

Absent Fed Help, State Budgets Will Be the Worst in Decades

(Moody’s) Stress-Testing States: COVID-19

(Volcker) Special Briefing on Stress-Testing State Budgets and the Critical Role of Rainy Day Funds

What Policymakers Should Know About the Fiscal Impact of COVID-19 on Illinois

(Treasury) The CARES Act provides Assistance for State and Local Governments

COVID-19 is an unfolding health and financial crisis for US local governments

(NLC/USCM) The Economy and Cities: What America’s Leaders Are Seeing

Implications of the Coronavirus on Sales Tax Revenue and Local Government Fiscal Health

When will your city feel the fiscal impact of COVID-19?

State Budget Fallout: ‘A Hurricane That Hits All Over the Country’

Is Your City Playing by the (New) Rules to Support a Pandemic Economy?

A State Tries to Chart its Economic Rebound From a Pandemic

Cities and Counties Make Workforce Cuts as Coronavirus Financial Toll Mounts

GASB Considers Delayed Implementation of Several Significant Standards

Nearly 200 Cities Short on Supplies for Dealing With Coronavirus, Mayors Report

(NC) Which Tax and Retirement Deductions Must Be Taken from FFCRA Emergency Paid Leave?

Video: How Should the Federal Government Try to Save the Economy?

Video: Should Cities Bail Out Local Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

States Confront Fiscal Shock

Finding the Winners: A New Localized Municipal Bond Index

Webinar: NC Zoom Call for Finance Professionals about COVID-19 Response

NC League of Municipalities Projections for State-Collected Local Government Tax Revenue, FY19-20 and FY20-21

States and Cities Face the Prospect of Severe Budget Shortfalls

What the Coronavirus Stock Meltdown Could Mean for Pensions

Transit Agencies Seek Financial Aid

 

GASB Invites Proposals for Research Grants

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is encouraging academics and other researchers to conduct studies that would be relevant to the Board’s standards-setting activities under the auspices of its Gilbert W. Crain Memorial Research Grant.

The GASB hopes to promote more collaborative research efforts with academics by offering one or two research grants of up to $10,000. The grants will be awarded by June 30, 2020.

The GASB’s annual research grants were named for the late Dr. Gil Crain, an accounting professor at Montana State University and a long-time friend and colleague of the GASB, whose commitment to improving financial reporting for state and local governments was unsurpassed in his field.

The 2020 Request for Research is available on the GASB website. The deadline to apply is May 29, 2020.

November 15th Conference Celebrates Career & Retirement of Allen Schick

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IS PUBLIC BUDGETING IN CRISIS?
U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES:

A CONFERENCE CELEBRATING THE CAREER
AND RETIREMENT OF ALLEN SCHICK
1994 WILDAVSKY AWARD RECIPIENT

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

NOVEMBER 15, 2019 | 10AM – 3PM
COLLEGE PARK MARRIOTT HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER

WELCOME BY DEAN ROBERT ORR
10:00 – 10:15 AM

INTERNATIONAL POLICY PANEL
10:15 – 11:30 AM

MODERATOR:

THE HONORABLE SUSAN SCHWAB
PROFESSOR, UMD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY

PANELISTS:

JAMES BRUMBY
DIRECTOR, GOVERNANCE GLOBAL PRACTICE, WORLD BANK GROUP

MATTHEW ANDREWS
EDWARD S. MASON SENIOR LECTURER, HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL

LUNCH AND REFLECTIONS FROM PROFESSOR ALLEN SCHICK
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

DOMESTIC POLICY PANEL
1:30 – 2:45 PM

MODERATOR:

PHILIP JOYCE
PROFESSOR & SENIOR ASSOC. DEAN, UMD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY

PANELISTS:

THE HONORABLE GENE DODARO
COMPTROLLER GENERAL, U.S. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

PHILLIP SWAGEL
DIRECTOR, CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE
PROFESSOR, UMD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY

TRACY GORDON
SENIOR FELLOW, URBAN INSTITUTE

CLOSING REMARKS BY PROFESSOR SCHICK
2:45 – 3:00 PM

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EVENT DETAILS  | HOTEL LINK

Position Announcement: Endowed Chair, Public Finance, University of Kentucky

Endowed Chair in Public Finance

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky seeks applications and nominations for an endowed chair in public finance beginning fall 2020. This position will carry tenure at the rank of senior associate or full professor. We seek a leading scholar in applied public economics or public finance.

The Martin School is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 public policy schools and is a University Center of Excellence with a multidisciplinary faculty offering four degrees: Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Financial Management, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration.

The Martin School has an historically strong partnership with the Economics Department at the University of Kentucky, which will create collaboration opportunities for the person who fills this position. Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled, and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Interested applicants should submit a UK Online Application at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/236683 Please include a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references along with the application. Inquiries are encouraged and should be submitted to Dr. Rajeev Darolia, search committee chair, at Rajeev.Darolia@uky.edu. For more information about the Martin School, please visit http://www.martin.uky.edu/.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

Job Announcement: Director of Finance; Bensenville, IL

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The Village of Bensenville is a strategically located, vibrant community known for its family oriented neighborhoods and bustling business districts. Bensenville’s location near O’Hare International airport provides a foundation for a large commercial, industrial and retail base of employment that continues to grow. The community is also home to an historic downtown with a theater, restaurants and multi family living options. Bensenville functions as a key “gateway” from adjoining Cook County into DuPage County, and with its low DuPage County tax rate is an ideal place to live, play, work and conduct business. The Village is home to over 1,500 businesses and it has one of the largest industrial parks in Illinois.

The Village of Bensenville is a non-home rule municipality. The Village operates under the Council-Manager form of local government. The Village provides a full range of municipal services including police protection, emergency management, recreational programming, finance, human resources, public works operations, community and economic development, and general administrative services. The Village’s budgets total around $58 million, including a $21 million general fund. The Village’s equalized value exceeds $580 billion and has a bond rating of Aa3.

The Village is seeking a highly professional, progressive public finance professional with exceptional interpersonal skills and experience in public finance to serve as the Finance Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for the direction and coordination of the financial and business activities of the Village of Bensenville. The Finance Director is responsible for the coordination of all Village proposed budgets in relation to current year’s budget, future year’s budget, goals and objectives through sessions with Village Board, Department Heads and Village Manager.

The Finance Director oversees the preparation and disbursement of payroll, utility billing, accounts receivable and payables, purchasing, front desk and cash receipt operations; ensures staff is collecting and posting the receipts accurately; is responsible for safeguarding the Village assets and utilizes controls and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure the same; reviews postings of internal cash flow and bank statements; and handles customer service issues for utility billing and other Village services.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Financial Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field and seven (7) years’ experience working in local government with at least three (3) years’ experience in a managerial position. Other combinations of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job, may be considered. Master’s Degree and/or Certified Public Accountant certification is preferred.
  • Exceptional customer service skills servicing internal and external customers.
  • Strong understanding of governmental budget, audits, GASBs, debt management, and financial planning and analysis skills are required.

The starting salary range is +/- $120,000 DOQ. Candidates should immediately apply online with a cover letter, resume and contact information for five professional references. Document submission deadline is June 6, 2019. Electronic Submissions are required. Apply at www.GovHRjobs.com. For Questions, Contact: Sarah McKee, Senior Vice President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Phone: (224) 282-8310 Email: smckee@GovHRUSA.com The Village of Bensenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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