The Standard Journal

City of Aragon awarded GMA Liability Management grant

- From staff reports

The City of Aragon announced late last week that they have $500 more to use for the purchase of human resources management software.

The Georgia Municipal Associatio­n (GMA) gave the city a check for $500 according to a press release on February 3 that will allow the city to move forward with the purchase of HR Express, a service that is all online and gives small and large organizati­ons access to benefits, policies and services.

“This program allows each city to stretch their budget dollars and provide a safer work environmen­t for their employees,” said Eileen Thomas, the marketing field manager for GMA.

Though the software purchase is just one area where the GMA’s grant can be used, their Safety and Liability Management program was introduced in 2000 to help members improve employee safety and save money for local government­s by decreasing the amount of liability loss the experience via training and purchase of equipment and services.

More than 130 cities have received grant money in Georgia via the program, totaling $1.5 million and helping to purchase items like bulletproo­f vests, training videos, fire department turnout gear and more.

With the 500 grants handed out since 200, the money given has leveraged more than $2.6 million in training and equipment for cities across the state.

Aragon’s grant will give their employees more access to needed HR-based expertise and services.

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