County Manager’s Guide to Shared Services in Local Government

Budget stress in the wake of the recent recession has been an incentive for many U.S. local officials to explore new cooperative relationships with neighboring jurisdictions. County governments are in a strategic position to develop shared service projects and interlocal agreements for service delivery. This web-based article provides an overview of and introduction to shared services in local government and the more in depth “A County Manager’s Guide to Shared Services in Local Government” publication.

Available online: http://www.businessofgovernment.org/blog/business-government/county-manager%E2%80%99s-guide-shared-services-local-government

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This resource is also linked to the Roadmap. Select a link below to read more about each area.

  • Why? / Phase One: County governments are in a strategic position to develop shared service projects and interlocal agreements for service delivery.
  • What? / Phase One: There are new incentives for many U.S. local officials to explore new cooperative relationships with neighboring jurisdictions.
  • Context and History / Phase Two: The blog discuss the growing interest in shared services.
  • Change Management / Phase Two: The blog discusses the necessary preconditions to successful shared service implementations.

 

IBM Center for the Business of Government. (2013). (An Overview of) A County Manager’s Guide to Shared Services in Local Government [blog]. Washington, DC: IBM Center for the Business of Government.