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Heather Kerrigan

GOVERNING contributor

Heather Kerrigan is the author of GOVERNING's Public Workforce newsletter. Prior to joining GOVERNING in 2006, she worked in the Office of Congressman Ron Kind of Wisconsin.

Governments are ditching the one-size-fits-all technology job classification system.
The city's new hiring approach has inspired many to take big pay cuts to work in government.
Pennsylvania is saving $1 million a year and getting rid of the lag time when people start new jobs.
The Police Department in Brimfield, Ohio, enforces the law for a mere 10,000 townspeople, but boasts nearly 90,000 Facebook likes, second only to New York City.