Public-sector work has always been scrutinized on the way money is managed to ensure tax funds are being used efficiently and appropriately. Even when the funds are appropriated correctly, how the public perceives the usage is often just as important.
Jack Reagan, a partner in UHY's Mid-Atlantic region and leader of the firm's government practice group, said the increase in virtual training sessions--necessitated by the pandemic--is serving to improve public perception of the public-sector and decrease line-item spending. Despite the lack of in-person spark and engagement for these sessions, Regan said, "Luckily enough, there are numerous training offerings available so that the valuable content that employees receive at such conferences won't be lost."
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