Budgeting Best Practices: Personnel Budgeting

Training Type: 
Live Training
Date and Time: 
Jan 8 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm  PST

Newport Beach, CA (Hyatt Regency Newport Beach)

1107 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660
United States
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Experience and knowledge in local government budgeting.

Administrative Services Director
City of Sausalito, CA
Office of Performance, Strategy & Budget, Milwaukee County Department of Administrative Services
Who Will Benefit: 

This session is designed for any local government finance personnel involved in budgeting  to learn more about best practices in personnel budgeting.

Program Description: 

Personnel budgeting can be extremely complex. Not only do governments budget for an assortment of positions, they must take into account position counts, service levels, staffing ratios, overtime, various funding sources, collective bargaining requirements, political pressures, and the need to forecast fringe benefits related to insurance, pensions, or OPEB. Managing this complex task efficiently requires that the finance or budget officer utilize a sound approach, and also coordinate resources from across the organization, that include finance, human resources, and many other departments. This seminar will provide best practice recommendations for creating and managing a position control structure, establishing the structure within an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, and using that structure for budgeting personnel costs, techniques for estimating salary and fringe benefit costs, and managing positions throughout the year.

Seminar Objectives: 
  • Comprehensive overview of techniques on all aspects of personnel and fringe benefit budgeting including position counts, service levels, staffing ratios, overtime, collective bargaining requirements, insurance, pensions and OPEB
  • Techniques for better integration between the finance and HR and also organization-wide
  • Creating and integrating a position control structure within an ERP system and leveraging it for budgeting, cost estimation and managing positions
  • Learn from other governments about how they address personnel budgeting challenges