December 2022, Vol.16 , No.12
The ACCG - Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF) Board voted to decrease the overall rate structure by 7.3% for the 2023 ACCG-GSIWCF renewal. In addition, the Board also voted to return a $4.25 million dividend to eligible members that renew their membership effective January 1, 2023.  
Join ACCG on Wednesday, Dec. 14 for an informative webinar on federal funding and investment opportunities for Georgia counties. The webinar will focus on best practices and how funding streams relate to one another. Registration is required.
December's spotlight is shining on Patrick Brannen, a senior at the University of Georgia, and his internship with Athens-Clarke County. Learn more about Patrick and how this experience shaped his perspective on county goverment.
Now, more than ever, counties are celebrated for their tireless work on behalf of their communities. Help ACCG highlight those efforts by sending in your photos for Georgia's Local Lens, the newsletter that provides a weekly snapshot of Georgia's counties. Visit the ACCG website for more information.
Mauldin & Jenkins
Union County Government
State News
The Immigration Report Collection System managed by the Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA) is now open for the reporting period of Dec. 1, 2021 through Nov. 30, 2022. The due date to complete the report is Dec. 31, 2022. 
Southern Company Gas has released the 2022 Atlanta Gas Light Public Officials Survey. County officials are asked to complete the brief survey about natural gas safety to help Southern Company Gas ensure they are keeping communities safe.
ACCG would like to extend a congratulations to the county employees that were recently awarded Level I certifications in the Human Resource Manager program. Recipients were presented with their certifications during the Georgia Local Government Personnel Association's (GLGPA) Fall Conference.
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
The application window for a Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) is open. How will your community benefit from a RBDG? Learn more about the possibilites for this grant and how to apply. The application deadline is February 28, 2023.
The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) is seeking applications for Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants. USDOT intends to update this NOFO on or before December 14, 2022 with complete program requirements and application information. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2023.
Registration is now open for the 2023 NACo Legislative Conference. The conference will take place February 11 - 14 in Washington, D.C. Attendees have the opportunity to engage in policy and educational sessions, interact with federal officials, and participate in congressional briefings and meetings.