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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
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In Minnesota, many elected local officials have a choice between using a government entity-provided e-mail account or using a personal e-mail account for conducting government business. Whether officials should use government-entity or personal e-mail accounts for conducting official business is ultimately a policy decision for the governing body and the elected official. When making this decision, there are a few issues to keep in mind, such as security of the account and preservation of the government data in a personal account. (These considerations also apply to employees using personal e-mail accounts for government business.)
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An effective safety program requires everyone’s commitment in the organization, but different strategies can be used to achieve one. Although using vendors for workplace safety may be an option to supplement internal efforts, the ultimate responsibility for the organization’s safety program remains with the employer.
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This resource provides a starting point for the discussion about procedures and requirements public entities should have regarding public hearings, including what notice must be given, what procedural rules are needed, and other laws that may affect the other issues.
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Every year county boards typically survey the condition of roads under their jurisdictions. These are commonly known as road tours. MCIT routinely receives questions from members regarding how the Open Meeting Law (OML) applies to these on-the-go assemblies.
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Regardless of the operating structure, the joint powers entities or arrangements must comply with many of the same laws and practices as their member entities, such as the Minnesota Open Meeting Law and Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.
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As a separate and distinct (from its creating members) legal entity, the joint powers entity needs its own coverage for liability to protect the entity, the joint powers entity's board and when appropriate, the employees of the new entity.
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The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) provides a roadmap for when and to whom government entities can release information acquired in sealed bids and requests for proposals. The path depends on how the data is classified at the stage of the process an entity is at when the data is requested.
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Local officials are generally prohibited from receiving gifts. However questions arise regarding who is defined as a local official and what constitutes a gift. A review of Minnesota statutes provides guidance on this issue.
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Practical advice for government entities in creating and maintaining e-mail in accordance with the Minnesota Data Practices Act.