August 6, 2010 By News Report
A federal judge has temporarily enjoined New York City from using its current examination for appointing entry-level firefighter candidates. "Because the test questions do not measure the abilities required for the job of entry-level firefighter, the examination cannot distinguish between qualified and unqualified candidates, or even between more and less qualified candidates," Eastern District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis wrote in United States v. The Vulcan Society Inc., 07-cv-2067. Law.com
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.