Academic journal article The Journal of Government Financial Management

Are You Ready?

Academic journal article The Journal of Government Financial Management

Are You Ready?

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'Workforce Planning and Management' is about preparing for the tough job ahead. Articles in this issue ofthe Journal address innovative ways that agencies and organizations are addressing changes and reductions in financial staff and expertise as a result of retirements, budget cuts, and technology.

Successfully handlingthe changes rapidly taking place in how government delivers services requires collaboration, organizational alignment and human capital investment-staff recruitment, assessment and training. Some suggest that it's not merely about accepting the change, but rather embracing it!

Also in this issue, the Journal welcomes David Vaudt, chairman of GASB, as a featured columnist. In his inaugural 'Standards Watch,' he identifies reexamining the financial reporting model as a significant endeavorto be undertaken.

Simplifying financial reporting, especially that for public consumption, is an activity that AGA strongly supports. AGA believes that governmentfinancial information should be providedto citizens in a clear, concise and easily-accessed format. AGA's Citizen-Centric Report provides such a model (see page 39). …

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