by Arlington County VA Treasurer's Office: Scharf, Appel and Weth
This book provides public treasurers and collectors information about the range of collection techniques available in the states and provinces. Complete with a glossary of terms and model legislation, Arlington County's compendium encourages collectors to expand and enhance their collection powers and practices.
by Linda T Patterson, CTP
The public investors practical guide to the fundamentals of investing in an easy-to-read format. As times change and public cash management and investing becomes more sophisticated, it is education in the fundamentals to which the new and seasoned investor always returns.
Easily implemented section-by-section, this book is based on the premise that making sound investment decisions requires public investors to review the fundamentals; keep up-to-date on new markets; and navigate the day-to-day hurdles and political realities of managing a working portfolio to pay bills with limited time and resources.
Public Treasury Institute, McRae & Patterson
An invaluable training resource for governments and other organizations seeking to improve their cashiering operation. The benefits of reading HIGHLY COMPETENT CASHIERS include: a greater understanding of the roles and responsibilities of cashiers and supervisors; significant reduction in losses and theft; increased accuracy and efficiency handling cash and non-cash transactions; improved customer service; strengthened internal controls; greater employee satisfaction; and more.
A comprehensive and very readable book complete with learning objectives, exercises, and illustrations for new and seasoned cashiers. Includes best practices for supervisors implementing new policies and procedures. This book is ideal for self-study or on-site group training offered by the Public Treasury Institute.
by Sally Stewart
Media Training 101, an invaluable resource for all public officials, offers proven techniques for working with the press and developing a winning public relations strategy.
by Ben Finkelstein
This book is an invaluable guide for the public fund manager and elected official whose time, resources and opportunities for training are limited. It effectively explains the uniqueness of public funds as it brings to light the subtle issues applicable to their stewardship. By clearly illustrating specific techniques, standards and procedures, this book educates readers as to how to optimize and measure performance. This book provides an in-depth look at how politically acceptable portfolios should be constructed, managed and reported
by Bob Sullivan, Senior Writer, MSNBC.com
Identity theft is the fastest-growing white-collar crime in America. It's profitable, nearly unpreventable, and hardly ever prosecuted. Some estimates say that nearly ten million Americans each year become victims and the crime shows no sign of letting up.
Author and identity theft expert Bob Sullivan agrees that criminals should be blamed for this crisis, but he also notes that so should those entrusted with our identities. Sullivan digs deep to reveal how institutions designed to protect our identities have let us down, while corporate America in choosing profits over privacy has shirked much of its responsibility for the problem.