2014 Human Resource Toolkit
for Local Government Organizations

Second Edition

This Second Edition of the LGMA's Human Resource Toolkit for Local Government Organizations is a major rewrite of the successful LGMA manual first published in 2010.

It is intended as a "best practices" sourcebook on current human resource management practices and is designed as a "go to" reference especially for small local governments without an in-house HR function.

Significant changes featured in this second edition include commentary, sample letters and draft policy for topics such as:
  • Recent regulatory changes on WorkSafe BC Bullying and Harassment;
  • Step-by-step assistance for managing sick leave and absenteeism;
  • An integrated approach linking staffing, job evaluation, performance management and employee development processes;
  • Templates for work plans for senior management positions.
The Toolkit has been developed by an advisory committee of human resource professionals in consultation with local government managers and legal reviewers. It has been specifically designed to provide organizations with limited HR resources with straightforward, appropriately scaled approaches for dealing with an ever increasingly complex staffing environment in local government in British Columbia.

Expertise from Russ Cape, the lead author, is also available by contacting russcape@shaw.ca

The electronic version comes in both PDF and Microsoft Word formats and is available for instant download. For ease of use, the electronic version includes a search function along with an index. A print version is also available for purchase at an additional cost to cover printing and shipping; the print version includes the electronic version.

  Electronic Version Print Version (includes Electronic Version)
LGMA Member $250.00 + GST $320.00 + GST
Non-Member $295.00 + GST $365.00 + GST


For further information contact:
Local Government Management Association
Suite 710A – 880 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B7
Email: office@lgma.ca
Telephone: 250-383-7032


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