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  • Salary & Benefits Survey

    Research city and county salary and benefit information, which facilitates benchmarking, and members’ budget and policy making decisions.

  • CPI data

    After monthly updates are released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, AWC posts CPI data.

  • 2020 State of the Cities: Greater responsibilities, fewer resources

    Our 2020 State of the Cities report dives into data, research, and trends to examine conditions in Washington's 281 cities. One key finding: cities are taking on more responsibilities with fewer resources than ever before.

  • Cityvision July/August 2019

    Community pillars: Bringing the best out of city staff

  • Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) law

    January 1 marks the beginning of new requirements for employers in Washington. Find out what it means for cities.

  • Cityvision July/August 2018

    Starting rotation: Cities adapt to changes in the job market & labor force

  • Tips for employers post-Janus v. AFSCME

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThe U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME could mean significant changes to how public sector unions operate. This webinar recording is an overview of the decision and explores how it will impact unions and employers.
    (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 1 credit)

  • Washington State Public Employer Overtime Guide

    The Overtime Guide, revised in 2020, outlines the major provisions of overtime laws and the implications for public employers in Washington; identify options for complying with the revised regulations; and learn best practices for performing audits and communicating changes to exempt status employees.

  • LEOFF 1 Disability Board Best Practices Resource Guide

    The LEOFF 1 Disability Board Best Practices Resource Guide contains valuable information for LEOFF 1 board members, board secretaries, and anyone involved with LEOFF 1 medical responsibilities and costs. The resource guide outlines key responsibilities, guidance, statutory requirements and provides sample policies to help navigate this complex issue.

  • Guidelines for elected and appointed officials using social media

    Social media is a tool growing in popularity for developing direct communications with your community and creating informal opportunities to reach out beyond official publications. City policies should cover the “official” city account, employee use of social media inside and outside of work, and elected official use of social media.

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