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2017 updates and new editions are being prepared for the following manuals:

  • Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Tookit
  • Records Management Manual

Release of the next editions are being planned for the Fall of 2017.

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IMPORTANT: Local Government Act Revision Notice, January 1, 2016

As a result of a Local Government Act Revision (2015) which came into effect on January 1, 2016, references to the Local Government Act in all of LGMA's manuals, guides and toolkits are no longer correct.  Please review the detailed revision notice and information provided by The Ministry of Community, Sport and Culural Development.

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Because of the significant nature of the rewrites, these manuals/guides are not intended to be viewed as updates to previous manuals/guides but stand alone and are being sold as such.


2015 The Guide for Approving Officers, sixth edition, is the fourth major revision since it was first published in 1994.  This edition contains updates on the following:

  • new commentary on procedural fairness
  • civil liability of approving officers
  • aboriginal title to land
  • phased strata plans
  • access alternatives
  • works and services agreements

It updates references to legislation and regulations, addresses recent court decisions, and provides sample checklists and documents and examples of different types of subdivision.

Cost LGMA Member:

  • Electronic Version: $250 + GST
  • Print Version including Electronic Version: $320 + GST

Cost Non-Member:

  • Electronic Version: $295 + GST
  • Print Version including Electronic Version: $365 + GST

A second round of orders are being taken for this popular Guide. Order confirmations will be sent with an expected date of shipment via email.

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2015 Update to the Records Management Manual, Fourth Edition, 2012,  includes significant changes to legislation on many subjects including, but not limited to, limitation periods, local government audits, elections, anti-spam laws and workplace bullying and harassment. To convey these changes, the 2015 update is made to several key sections within the Fourth Edition, 2012 Records Management Manual and includes:
  • Appendix I: Legal Citation Listing – update to laws and regulations
  • Appendix H: Records Classification and Retention Schedule – additional subject headings
  • Appendix G: References and Links - updated
  • New Index of the Update January 2015, 4th Edition 2012 Manual
  • New Index to the Records Classification and Retention Schedule

How does the update work if you currently have a Fourth Edition, 2012 Manual?

  • Order the Update January 2015 electronic version only: 
    • LGMA Member $99 / Non-member $124
  • Order the Update January 2015 print version (includes electronic version):  
    • LGMA Member $125  / Non-member $150

If you do not have the Fourth Edition, 2012 Manual and want to purchase one that includes the 2012 updates:

  • Order the Full Manual, electronic version only (new purchaser):
    • LGMA Member $250 / Non-member $295
  • Order the Full Manual, print version and includes electronic version (new purchaser):
    • LGMA Member $320 / Non-member $365

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2014 Election Manual & Updates
 

The Local Government Management Association of BC is pleased to announce the Elections Manual for Local Governments in British Columbia is now available for purchase. Along with providing practical advice and best practices, this new edition has been updated with information that election administrators will need to:

  • meet Local Government Act requirements including amendments made under the Local Elections Statutes Amendment Act, 2014; and
  • meet new requirements under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act and associated regulations.

Cost LGMA Member:

  • Electronic Version: $250 + GST
  • Print Version including Electronic Version: $320 + GST

Cost Non-Member:

  • Electronic Version: $295 + GST
  • Print Version including Electronic Version: $365 + GST 

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 2014 Human Resources Toolkit for Local Government Organizations, Second Edition

This Second Edition of the LGMA's Human Resources Toolkit for Local Government Organizations is a major rewrite of the successful LGMA manual first published in 2010.

It is intended as a "best practices" sourcebook on current human resource management practices and is designed as a "go to" reference especially for small local governments without an in-house HR function.

Significant changes featured in this second edition include commentary, sample letters and draft policy for topics such as:

  • Recent regulatory changes on WorkSafe BC Bullying and Harassment;
  • Step-by-step assistance for managing sick leave and absenteeism;
  • An integrated approach linking staffing, job evaluation, performance management and employee development processes;
  • Templates for work plans for senior management positions.
The electronic version comes in both PDF and Microsoft Word formats and is available for instant download. For ease of use, the electronic version includes a search function along with an index. A print version is also available for purchase at an additional cost to cover printing and shipping; the print version includes the electronic version.

Cost LGMA Member:

  • Electronic Version: $250 + GST
  • Print Version including Electronic Version: $320 + GST

Cost Non-Member:

  • Electronic Version: $295 + GST
  • Print Version including Electronic Version: $365 + GST

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2014 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Toolkit, Third Edition, has been updated to reflect recent orders made by the BC Office of the Information and Privacy commissioner and to expand on privacy management.

Significant changes featured in this edition include new information on privacy complaints and breaches, privacy management, social media and electronic communications, and updates to Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner resources. These changes are:

Expanded Sections 

  • Cabinet and Local Government Body Confidences (Closed Meetings)
  • Privacy complaints and breaches
  • Cloud Computing
  • Website
  • Video Surveillance

New Sections

  • Open Information Program including proactive disclosure, disclosure logs, and open data policy
  • Privacy Management Program
  • Criminal Records Checks
  • Use of Personal Email Accounts for Public Business
  • Mobile Device Applications (“Apps')
  • Online Consent 

General Amendments

  • Updates to Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner Orders (OIPC)
  • Update to OIPC's Resources
  • Added references to more OIPC's orders for exceptions under the Act and disclosure of personal information
  • Added references to new guides and investigative reports from the OIPC
  • Highlight of cases of particular note

New Index

  • Includes a list of keywords contained in the Toolkit and cross-references to sections containing the key words

Cost LGMA Member:

  • Electronic Version: $250 + GST
  • Print Version including Electronic Version: $320 + GST

Cost Non-Member:

  • Electronic Version: $295 + GST
  • Print Version including Electronic Version: $365 + GST

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