The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law a year ago on March 11, 2021. The plan, which includes $350 billion dollars in emergency funding, is dedicated to mitigating pandemic impacts for state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments. While now a year old, there is still funding available and recipients still have until December 31, 2024, to assign funds and until December 31, 2026, to spend them.
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Throughout 2021, the Avaap change management team presented webinars on topics from leading through change in the public sector to how analytics can improve change initiatives. As we prepare to say goodbye to 2021, we asked our change management presenters to share one more thing about improving the change management process.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law on March 11, 2021, provides critical relief for state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Government organizations have opportunity to better meet the needs of their citizens through funding to increase public health spending, mitigate the spread of Covid-19, increase access to vaccines and health services, replace lost public sector revenue, transform technology operations, and more.
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Between budget constraints, constituent demands, an aging workforce, cyber security threats, and the struggle to support legacy systems, government workers are under pressure to do more with less. To address these challenges, governments are evaluating process and service delivery through new operating models, technology, and process optimization.
It would be an understatement to say our lives have been changed by the pandemic. More family time, the ability to connect via technology, and the happiness of dogs everywhere, have been silver linings in an extremely difficult year. On the professional side, many of us have worked through the hiccups of remote work and are maybe starting to prefer it when compared to going to the office every day.
It often takes crisis to illuminate trends and challenges that are already shaping the market. The pandemic accelerated government innovation and is likely to have lasting effect, including the reimagining of how public services are accessed in a more equitable, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Many government services have moved online, such as the written portion of driving tests, court hearings, filing bills electronically in congress. While first done as emergency response, many digital processes and a hybrid work model have a good chance of sticking around. For example, United States Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. “Seve” Wilson said one third of its workforce will continue working remotely.
Many organizations often struggle with transformational change and police departments are no different. Unlike other large organizations, police departments usually do not have an internal communications function within their leadership structure. Most will have a Public Information Office (PIO) or media relations specialist, but no role devoted solely to internal communications. The lack of such a role can hinder transformational change, whether it is technology based or organizational in nature. Furthermore, the lack of an internal communications role within any organization often points to a lack of a strategic approach to communications in general.
When the pandemic forced the country to stay home, government stakeholders immediately realized that their legacy systems had left them ill-equipped to keep up with the demand for constituent services and implement protocols to reduce risks to public health and safety.
For many organizations, a cloud ERP system keeps things on track and streamlines existing processes. Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority is no exception. The airport authority includes Memphis International Airport, which is the largest cargo airport in North America and second largest cargo airport in the world.