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SCDOT seeks public input

SCDOT seeks public input

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is in the process of updating the 2040 Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan. The SMTP is updated every five years to reflect the latest information on travel and growth trends, goals and objectives, infrastructure conditions, future deficiencies, estimated funding, and strategies to move South Carolina forward.
 
The power of partnerships

Elected Officials On-demand Training

Rather than waiting for the once-a-year required course offerings, officials can now take select Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government training 24/7. The  Municipal Governance and Policy course is the latest in the series to become available online.
 
Have your voice heard

Have your voice heard

Municipal officials will have ten opportunities to attend a Regional Advocacy Meeting this fall to share local issues and challenges and to brainstorm legislative solutions. These discussions will assist the legislative committee and the Association’s board of directors in setting the legislative priorities for the two-year session beginning in January 2015.
 
Retirement Reform

2015 Retirement Rate Increase

Retirement reform legislation enacted in 2012 provided that if the scheduled contribution rates were not sufficient to maintain 30-year amortization periods for the SCRS and PORS unfunded liabilities. In June, the Budget and Control Board approved the SC Public Employee Benefit Authority's recommendation for the rate increases effective July 1, 2015.
 
What you need to know about GASB 68

What you need to know about GASB 68

Periodically, GASB issues new standards intended to make government financial reporting more accountable. GASB Statement No. 68, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions, governs the specifics of accounting for public pension plan obligations.