March 24, 2014

Success of County’s Balanced Approach to Addressing Economic Challenges Cited in Article

How a “balanced approach” to facing the challenges of the recent economic downturn has helped position the County to recover, is among the examples featured in an American City and County article entitled “Blowing up the benefits package.”

In the piece, reporter Robert Barkin notes that “Governments of all sizes are taking a strategic view of their human resource operations to assess how they can fulfill their mission in an era when cutbacks in pensions, wages, benefits and personnel have fundamentally changed the workplace.”

Montgomery County is one of various examples cited by Barkin of actions taken by local jurisdictions across the country.

Read special sidebar on Montgomery County entitled “Large benefit cuts help close budget deficits.” Included are quotes from County Executive Ike Leggett and Human Resources Director Joseph Adler.

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