Free Resources for Government Officials and Staff
Find answers to common questions and learn new skills through a variety of free resources developed by Institute of Government experts.
Videos and Tutorials
7-minute video: The Institute's local government specialists explain the basics of full governmental consolidation, the process involved in consolidating, and some of the pros and cons of becoming a consolidated government.
Financial Management Tutorials
7-minute tutorial: Explains the differences between debits and credits and how to apply them in governmental accounting
6-minute tutorial: Gives an overview of millage rates and how to calculate them to generate a jurisdiction's needed property tax revenues
4-minute tutorial: Describes the requirements for fund balance reporting contained in the Governmental Accounting Standards Board's Statement No. 54
16-minute tutorial: Demonstrates the basic steps of creating a PivotTable in Microsoft Excel 2007 and using it to arrange and summarize data and drill down on details without the use of formulas
Updated annually, Compliance Auditing is designed to help guide those responsible for conducting local government audits.
Download chapters from this guide for city officials on topics ranging from human resource management to historic preservation.