Standards of Excellence in Budget Presentation

Author: Denny G. Bolton
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 0910170754
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Using a set of budgeting guidelines created specifically for school entities, this how-to publication takes readers through the steps necessary to develop an annual budget that meets today's most rigorous demands. The guidelines provide a means for the business management staff, school board, and community to use the budget document as an effective decision-making and communications tool. Budget examples that adhere to these guidelines and have earned award recognition for their budget presentation accomplishments are highlighted.

Performance Measurement Building Theory Improving Practice

Author: Patria de Lancer Julnes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317462890
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume in the "ASPA Classics" series compiles the most influential contributions to the theory and practice of performance measurement that have been published in various journals affiliated with the American Society for Public Administration. The book includes major sections of original text along with the readings, and provides students and practitioners with a handy reference source for theory development and practice improvement in performance measurement. The coverage is broad, including methods and techniques for developing effective performance measurement systems, building performance-based management systems, and sustaining performance-based budgeting. The articles are all classics in the field that have endured the test of time and are considered 'must reads' on performance measurement.

Municipal Benchmarks Assessing Local Perfomance and Establishing Community Standards

Author: David Ammons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131746432X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Completely updated with new listings and statistics throughout, this comprehensive resource goes beyond the current literature on local government performance measurement and provides benchmarks on more than 40 key topics against which performance can be assessed in all areas of operation. "Ammons has assembled a remarkable volume of benchmark data for a comprehensive range of municipal government services. Municipal Benchmarks will be of considerable help for municipalities in laying the groundwork for an accountable government." - Harry Hatry, The Urban Institute "I am delighted to see that ideas for advancing our industry are alive and thriving. Ammons's collection does an incredible service to every municipal manager in the country, and perhaps the world. These benchmarks clearly set standardized ways of looking at measuring the performance of municipal service delivery." - Ted Gaebler, City Manager, Rancho Cordoba, CA (co-author of Reinventing Government)

A Setting For Excellence

Author: Frederick W Mayer
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472120921
Format: PDF, Kindle
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While there are times when the mix of old and new buildings and the chaotic activities of thousands of students can give a haphazard appearance to the university, campus planning has in fact become a highly refined form of architecture. This is demonstrated in a convincing fashion by this immensely informative and entertaining history of the evolution of the campuses of the University of Michigan by Fred Mayer, who served for more than three decades as the campus planner for the university during an important period of its growth during the late twentieth century. By tracing the development of the Michigan campus from its early days to the present, within the context of the evolution of higher education in America, Mayer provides a strong argument for the importance of rigorous and enlightened campus planning as a critical element of the learning environment of the university. His comprehensive history of campus planning, illustrated with photos, maps, and diagrams from Michigan’s history, is an outstanding contribution to the university’s history as it approaches its bicentennial in 2017. Perhaps more important, Mayer’s book provides a valuable treatise on the evolution of campus planning as an architectural discipline.

Financial Management for Water Utilities

Author: Ann T. Bui
Publisher: American Water Works Association
ISBN: 1583218599
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Substantially reorganized and updated from the 1995 Water Accounting Handbook (ISBN 978-0898677614), this comprehensive financial management tool provides utility management personnel thorough financial management tools for water utility operations. Coverage includes developing projections, budgeting, internal controls, standardized financial methods for benchmarking. This book is intended for both utility management and utility financial personnel and for a reader who has a basic understanding of financial principles. (Replaces (ISBN 978-0898677614)