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Read all of our latest news below. We have archived newsletters from August 2008 through March 2020 available here.
June 2024 New Salary Requirements for Exempt Employees
June 2024 Effectively Manage a County Official's Facebook Account
May 2024 CTAS Celebrates New Certified Public Administrators 🎓
May 2024 Putnam County Register of Deeds Staff Earn County Administrative Professional Certification
May 2024 Congratulations! John Sutton Receives MBA from UT Martin
May 2024 How to Manage Your Knowledge Effectively as a County Official
May 2024 ⭐️ Public Service Recognition Week ⭐️ Chandra McPherson, CTAS Training Consultant
May 2024 ⭐️ Public Service Recognition Week ⭐️ Ben Rodgers, COAT Executive Director
May 2024 ⭐️ Public Service Recognition Week ⭐️ Heather Duncan, CTAS County Government Consultant
May 2024 ⭐️ Public Service Recognition Week ⭐️ Rachel Ruble, CTAS Budget & HR Specialist
May 2024 ⭐️ Public Service Recognition Week ⭐️ David Connor, TCSA Executive Director
April 2024 Lost and Found: Derrick Woods Uses Drone to Rescue Missing Special-Needs Teenager
April 2024 TEMA Seeks Proposals for Low Interest Loan Funding for Mitigation Projects Due by April 28, 2024
April 2024 Renew America’s Schools Prize
April 2024 Jefferson County Recognized for Opioid Settlement Planning Process
March 2024 Exploring Tennessee on the First Day of Spring
March 2024 Now Enrolling for Spring Language Classes: Spanish and ASL Available During Work Hours
March 2024 Ben Rodgers Named COAT Executive Director
March 2024 LACTF Reporting Deadline Fast Approaching - March 31!
February 2024 FY 2023 AFG Grant Application Period Now Open Until March 8
February 2024 2024 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards
February 2024 Revised COLA for General Sessions Judges
January 2024 Take Language Classes for Free!
January 2024 TDEC to Host Webinars in February for Brownfield Redevelopment Grants (BRAG)
January 2024 COAT Begins Search for Executive Director
December 2023 Take Advantage of LCCO: TLC Winter Term Starting Soon!
December 2023 New Online Certificate Program: Basic County Finance
December 2023 Congratulations to new CCFO Cohort!
December 2023 Kim Raia wins TREEDC Champion Award
November 2023 Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
November 2023 Inflation Reduction Act Provides $369 Billion in Tax Credits and Direct Pay Options for Local Governments
October 2023 IRS Announces Special Per Diem Rates Effective October 1
October 2023 CTAS Hires New Emergency/Fire Management Consultant
September 2023 Understanding the Certified Tax Rate Calculation During Reappraisal Years
September 2023 2023 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements for CCFO Graduates
September 2023 Celebrating CTAS' 50 Years - IPS Podcast
September 2023 Certified Public Administrators: 2023-2024 Recertification Information
September 2023 TNAAO Regional Meetings 2023
September 2023 New SMART Initiative Technical Assistance Resources
September 2023 2023 ACM Regional Meetings
September 2023 CCFO CPE Program
September 2023 Enforcement of County's Ethics Policy
August 2023 SMART Initiative is Ready to Assist
August 2023 Local Matters Podcast: Meet Jon Walden & Dr. Herb Byrd III
August 2023 Register by August 28: American Sign Language Class
August 2023 Uniform Chart of Accounts Now Available
August 2023 Upcoming 2023 TCCA Regional Meetings
August 2023 How COCTP Rollover Credits Work
August 2023 Upcoming Cumberland Region Tomorrow Events
August 2023 CTAS Welcomes Ramona Wilson
August 2023 Reminder: County Commissioner Training Deadline
August 2023 News You Can Use: 2022 Community Health Assessment Report
August 2023 CTAS Says Goodbye to Legendary Frank McKee
August 2023 Upcoming Webinar: OCJP Evidence Based Jail Programming
July 2023 New OCJP Grant Opportunity: Evidence Based Programming Project
July 2023 Effective October 1: OCJP Administering Alternative Electronic Monitoring Indigency Fund
July 2023 Effective October 1: OCJP Administering Alternative Electronic Monitoring Indigency Fund
July 2023 Coming in August: NCEL Professional Excellence Series
July 2023 FREE SBITAS CPE Course Offered by CTAS & MTAS
July 2023 CTAS Pilots Drone Services Program
July 2023 Job Openings at IPS
July 2023 Recent Training: CoreLogic Marshall/Swift Software for Assessors of Property
June 2023 New Laws Affecting Meeting Agendas and Public Comment
June 2023 2023 Edition of Index of Acts Now Available
June 2023 Local Matters Podcast: Meet Jim Hart, Heather Duncan, & Mike Galey
June 2023 TCSA Releases Legislative Conference Materials
June 2023 New Training for Assessors of Property: Marshall & Swift Valuation Service
May 2023 State of TN Offering No-Cost Cybersecurity Reviews
May 2023 Effective July 1, 2023: Public Comment Periods at Public Meetings
May 2023 Murphy Scholarships Now Accepting Applications
May 2023 5 Ways to Bring More Compassion to the Workplace (Part 2 of 2)
May 2023 Congrats to our May Capstone Graduates!
May 2023 UTIPS SMART Initiative Releases Opioid Settlement County Profiles
May 2023 UT Institute for Public Service SMART Initiative is Now Hiring!
May 2023 Join Us May 12! Successful Connections
April 2023 New Report Available! Responsibilities of a Tennessee Regional Municipal Solid Waste Board
April 2023 Landfill Operator Certification Training: Registration Deadline May 1, 3:30PM CDT
April 2023 Naifeh Center's Professional Excellence Series Continues in June
April 2023 TCSA Legislative Conference Agenda Available
April 2023 Congrats to our April Capstone Graduates!
April 2023 CTAS 50th Anniversary Conference Dates Announced
April 2023 5 Ways to Bring More Compassion to the Workplace (Part 1 of 2)
April 2023 ​Gov. Lee Signs Landmark Transportation Modernization Act Into Law
March 2023 Important: Opioid Settlement Information
March 2023 Spring TNAAO Regional Meeting Schedule Released
March 2023 Progress in your COCTP Journey: Online Certificate Credit Transfers
March 2023 Celebrate Women's History Month This March
February 2023 Upcoming Training: Operating Budget Workshop
February 2023 2023 Capstone Dates - Are you ready?
February 2023 New Online COCTP Choice Electives Available!
January 2023 New Budget Guidance Document from TN Comptroller's Office of Local Government Finance
January 2023 TGFOA Announces Dates for Spring Institute
January 2023 IRS Increases Standard Mileage Rate to 65.5 Cents
December 2022 CTAS Celebrating 50th Anniversary in 2023
November 2022 November 29: TN State Data Center Webinar on Population Estimates 101
November 2022 November 2022: Updated CCFO Class & Locations Schedule
November 2022 Comptroller Mumpower Names New Director of Local Government Finance
October 2022 Select Counties Eligible for Additional Funds (Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund LATCF)
September 2022 FREE Open Records Training This Fall
September 2022 TNAAO Fall Regional Meetings - Coming in October 2022
September 2022 TCHOA Regional Meetings Scheduled
September 2022 Comptroller’s Office to Provide 16 Hours of Free CPE in 2022
August 2022 Save the Date! 2022 COCTP Renewal Conference Coming in December
August 2022 New Tennessee Law Requires Written Certification that Contractors Will Not Boycott Israel (Updated 09.19.2022)
August 2022 Did You Know? Mental Wellness Matters (Part 3 of 3)
July 2022 Don't Forget: Highway Certifications Due Soon
July 2022 Reminder: August 31st Budget Deadline is Quickly Approaching
July 2022 County Officials Certificate Program Revision
July 2022 Opioid Abatement Council Held First Meeting on July 8th
July 2022 New Practice Guides and Recorded CTAS CPE Courses for CCFO, CMFO and CPAs Now Available!
July 2022 CTAS Sponsors Language Services for Counties Across Tennessee
July 2022 Did You Know? Mental Wellness Matters (Part 2 of 3)
June 2022 Did You Know? Mental Wellness Matters (Part 1 of 3)
June 2022 New Title and Registration Law Will Have a Significant Impact on County Clerks’ Offices
June 2022 2022 CTAS Model Ethics Policy
June 2022 Reminder: Countywide Reappraisal and Certified Tax Rate
June 2022 IRS Increases Mileage Rate for Remainder of 2022
June 2022 New Law Impacting Registers of Deeds
June 2022 Updated CTAS Fax Number - (615) 532-3555
May 2022 First County Human Resources Summit Held in Middle Tennessee
May 2022 TN Comptroller Offers IAAO Course 101 in Jackson
May 2022 Important Changes to Purchasing Laws in Tennessee
May 2022 CTAS Virtual Continuing Professional Education for CCFO, CMFO, and CPAs
April 2022 Congrats! 24 New Certified Public Administrators
April 2022 Social Media Accessibility Tips for Local Governments
April 2022 Surety Bonds Information for County Officials
April 2022 ARPA Funds - First Project & Expenditure Report Due April 30
March 2022 CTAS Hires New CCFO Training Consultant - Welcome Brandon Marks!
March 2022 CCFO Program Now Enrolling for 2022-2023!
February 2022 CCFO Continuing Professional Education (CPE) - Good News!
February 2022 GASB Statement No. 87 Leases: Last Chance to Get Ready for FY 2022!
February 2022 COAT County Government Day Scheduled for March 7-8
February 2022 Free Training Opportunity! Successful Connections
February 2022 Get Moving at Work with Activity Breaks!
January 2022 Full Depth Reclamation Symposium - Feb 9-10, 2022
January 2022 TLC Winter Term Language Classes Registration Now Open
January 2022 ARPA SLFR Funds - Final Rule Released
January 2022 CTAS is Here to Help with Audit Findings
January 2022 TCSA County Government Day Scheduled for Feb 28 – Mar 1
November 2021 Walden Selected to Lead CTAS as Executive Director
October 2021 SLFRF Recipients: Treasury Extends Reporting Deadline
October 2021 2021 Certified Population of Tennessee Municipalities & Counties
October 2021 Did You Know?: COCTP Rollover Credits
October 2021 Substance Abuse Disorder: County Fact Sheets
October 2021 CTAS Reapportionment Efforts
October 2021 HHS Announces Additional $25.5 Billion in Funds
September 2021 Significant Changes to Hotel/Motel Tax Laws in 2021
July 2021 American Rescue Plan Funding Guidance
July 2021 The Fuller Story Project – Franklin to erect United States Colored Troops Statue
July 2021 Hall Income Tax Phased Out January 1, 2021
July 2021 Reminder: Letters of Agreement
July 2021 2021 Index of Acts Now Available
July 2021 Comptroller Releases New Debt Manual
July 2021 A Reminder on County Legislative Body Compensation
June 2021 CTAS Welcomes Kerry Watkins!
June 2021 Commissioner Training Requirements
May 2021 Ratio Studies & Equalization
May 2021 Recommendations on Receipting American Rescue Plan Funds
May 2021 FCC Announces Emergency Broadband Benefit Start Date
March 2021 Tennessee Sports Gaming Act Privilege Tax: How to Record Revenues
February 2021 2020 Census Data Delays Continue
February 2021 New Report Released on Energy Sector in Tennessee
February 2021 2021 Capstone Event
February 2021 New UT IPS Training Facility Opens in Cookeville
February 2021 CTAS Welcomes Heather Duncan
February 2021 2021 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards
January 2021 EEOC Provides Guidance to Employers on COVID-19 Vaccinations
January 2021 US Court of Appeals Determines Racial Slur by Public Employee Is Not Protected Free Speech
January 2021 Families First Coronavirus Response Act Expired Dec 31
January 2021 Gary Hayes Retired December 31, Leaving Robust Legacy at CTAS
December 2020 Key COVID-19 Employment Relief Measures Expiring December 31, 2020
November 2020 The Tennessee Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
November 2020 Now Enrolling: 2021-2022 CCFO Program
November 2020 Governor Lee Extends Ability to Meet Remotely to Dec 27, 2020
November 2020 PPE Preservation Planning Toolkit
November 2020 Sports Gaming Act Effective Nov 1, 2020
October 2020 US Supreme Court Prohibits Firing an Employee Based on Homosexual or Transgender Status
October 2020 COCTP Exit Exam - Now Online!
October 2020 FEMA Offers Comment Period on Public Works Resource Types
October 2020 Upcoming TTAP Training
October 2020 LinkedIn Learning: Communications Courses
October 2020 Tax Relief Program Information
October 2020 COCTP Recertification Rollover Credits
October 2020 2020 Census Redistricting Training
October 2020 Grant Opportunity: Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program
September 2020 CTAS is HIRING!
September 2020 County Administrative Professional Certificate Program (CAPC): Frequently Asked Questions
September 2020 LGA/TGFOA Fall Conference - Now Virtual!
September 2020 COCTP Participants: Requesting Information
September 2020 Upcoming Changes Concerning Occupancy Taxes on Short-Term Rentals
September 2020 Payroll Tax Deferral Program
September 2020 Verify Your Directory Information
September 2020 CTAS Welcomes New Staff
August 2020 Reminder: Letters of Agreement
August 2020 County Officials Orientation Program 2020
July 2020 CTAS Needs Your Help: Tax Levy Resolutions
July 2020 CTAS Introduces New Customer Service Feature
July 2020 CTAS Welcomes Sherry Lockett
June 2020 Reminder: Annual Commissioner Continuing Education Due August 31
June 2020 GASB Statement No. 95: Postponement of the Effective Dates of Certain Authoritative Guidance
June 2020 CTAS Welcomes DeAnna Ledbetter
June 2020 Libby McCroskey, CTAS Manager of Legal Services, Retires June 30
May 2020 Census Webinar: Differential Privacy and the 2020 Census
May 2020 2020 Interim Index of Acts is Now Available
May 2020 New Reference Material: Data-Informed Jails
May 2020 Webinar Opportunity: County Solid Waste Managers & COVID-19
May 2020 Recent CTAS Virtual Training
May 2020 CCFO Program: Course Descriptions Now Available Online
May 2020 Local Government Support Grants – Application Now Open
May 2020 Comptroller's Office Suspends Continuing Education Requirements
May 2020 Jon Walden Named CTAS Interim Executive Director
April 2020 Online Training Options at CTAS
April 2020 New Law Enforcement & Jails COVID-19 Resource Page
April 2020 COVID-19 Case Calculator for Counties Now Available
April 2020 Robin Roberts, CTAS Executive Director, Retiring April 30