PRA Government Services Launches EZTransparency™ to Support White House Open Government Initiative

NORFOLK, Va., June 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PRA Government Services, a division of PRA Group (Nasdaq:PRAA), has launched EZTransparency™, a user-friendly, interactive tool to help council members, municipal staff and the public quickly visualize and understand complex city and county budgets.

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“Municipal budget information is often delivered through a 50- to 100-page PDF of the entire city budget, which makes it difficult to navigate and quickly understand,” said Steve Roberts, president of PRA Group’s business and government services. “EZTransparency™ provides a simple, intuitive interface that allows citizens to actually see graphically where their tax dollars are being spent.”

EZTransparency™ builds and hosts a transparent budget from a PDF of a municipality’s budget for just pennies per citizen. No city finance staff, IT resources or technology integrations are required. EZTransparency™ also provides a searchable check register to minimize open records requests.

“A transparent and open government provides voters with one-click, searchable and downloadable information about the budget,” said Roberts. “We can help municipalities live up to the transparency challenge and build trust with their citizens in less than 45 days.”

For more information, please visit www.eztransparency.com.

About PRA Government Services

PRA Government Services provides revenue enhancement support services to more than 900 cities, counties and departments of revenue nationwide in the areas of tax administration, revenue discovery and recovery, and compliance audit examination. It has processed more than $12.4 billion in municipal taxes and recovered more than $2.4 billion in revenue for local government while reducing transaction costs. PRA Government Services companies include Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS), MuniServices and Broussard Partners & Associates (BPA). For more information, please visit www.pragovernment.com.

About PRA Group

As a global leader in acquiring non-performing loans, PRA Group (Nasdaq:PRAA) returns capital to global banks and other creditors to help expand financial services for consumers in North America and Europe. PRA Group companies collaborate with customers to help them resolve their debt and provide a broad range of additional revenue and recovery services to business and government clients.

PRA has been recognized as one of Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies for the past three years and one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies in America for eight consecutive years since 2007. For more information, please visit www.pragroup.com.     Click here to view the PDF version of this article.

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