When the pandemic hit in March 2020, college students were about to go on Spring Break. But faculty and staff didn’t get a break when they needed to quickly pivot to a remote-first work model. How has COVID affected how universities operate and how has that affected how they manage records requests?
The saying goes “when public health works, we’re invisible”. This has never been more false than during the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health officials are stretched thin, overworked, and burnt out. Infections may slow down, but public records requests will only increase.
Here’s everything you need to know about the ARP Act without having to slug through the actual 242 page bill.
What a year it's been. As a company we fought the urge to sweep the whole thing under the rug and instead look at the year with rose-tinted glasses. Here's what we found.
Municipal clerks always have a lot on their plates, but this year is a real doozy. The presidential election, coupled with a global pandemic, has led to countless changes and a lot of ambiguity. Read on to hear how clerks have risen to the challenge (as always).
How much do you know about the CARES Act that was passed in March? Learn more about the different divisions of the Act, who those divisions apply to, and what that means for individual American citizens.
In this blog post we dig into how local and state governments have been maintaining transparency during the COVID-19 pandemic, what obstacles have they had to overcome, and what changes have been made to adapt to the "new-normal".
Our customers have been telling us that there is a big social component to their jobs and working remotely has been quite the adjustment. Working without the constant hum of colleagues and constituents can be a difficult transition. There are lots of novel ways to connect. This post details those.
Tune in as we sit down with Jihan "Gigi" Soliman, the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami to discuss the city's trials and tribulations on public records management during COVID-19. This webinar is Florida-specific.
There are lots of organizations out there that help local governments and communities by offering research, events, and resources. They help to share news, best-practices, and are communities unto themselves. Learn more and get connected.
Tune in as we chat with our customer Eugene Park, the Deputy Port Attorney at the Port of Oakland as he talks about his experience navigating the many "new normals" that COVID-19 has caused in his agency.
Listen in as we talk with customer Gavin Young, the Senior Director for Public Records at UNC Chapel Hill, to discuss the public records trials and tribulations that COVID-19 has caused.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Linda Mendenhall, the Deputy City Clerk and Charity Callahan, City Clerk Specialist of Avondale Arizona to discuss their trials and tribulations on public records management during COVID-19. Listen in!
An all-too familiar problem still plagues many governments: spreadsheets. They're manual, prone to errors, and just simply inefficient. Learn why spreadsheets are bad for your government and ways to overcome them.
Listen in to a recent talk we had with customer Lissa Herrera, the Records Manager/Legal/City Clerk of Las Cruces, NM, to discuss the public records trials and tribulations that COVID-19 has caused.
Don't miss our recent chat with Renée Kingston, the Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk of Camdenton, MO, to discuss the public records trials and tribulations that COVID-19 has caused.
There are so many resources to help with remote work online, but they’re not always obvious or easy to find. We’ve put together a list of helpful remote work resources to get local government employees through this pandemic.
Those new to working from home are probably facing difficulties in maintaining focus and keeping on-task. Many states have enacted extensions for certain business processes like records requests management, but that just means there’ll be a backlog waiting once shelter-in-place is over. Keeping up with or getting ahead of certain tasks will help those in local government to transition back to more “normal” working conditions easier.
Listen in as our fan-favorite customer Kim White, the Township Clerk/Township Manager/Registrar of Eastampton Township, New Jersey discusses the open records trials and tribulations that COVID-19 has caused.
Listen in as Reed Duecy-Gibbs, NextRequest COO, chats with Jerome Wilen, the Public Disclosure Manager at the Port of Seattle, to discuss the public records trials and tribulations that COVID-19 has caused.
As remote work becomes the new normal get some real world examples of how governments have enacted digital transformations to help them overcome manual processes.
Many government workers are making the switch from cubicles and offices to the comfort (or confines) of working from home to manage their FOIA requests other business processes. NextRequest shares their best tips and resources.
Whether you call it FOIA, Public Records, Open Records, Sunshine or any number of other names, a government's process of releasing information to the public should be easy, repeatable, and measurable.
NextRequest is the records request management platform helping governments to simplify their FOIA management.