Administration works with the Board of Commissioners to develop policies, approve the budget, and handle County business.
The Administrative Services Department carries out many functions for the County, including developing and administering personnel policy, labor relations and collective bargaining, payroll, employee benefits, central purchasing, budget development and monitoring. Also included is the administration of the county's computer systems, review of contracts, negotiation of new contracts, organization of committee meetings, and taking of minutes of standing committees, and handling many other day to day business matters of the County. In addition the County Administrator is the County FOIA Officer.
Administration also prepares the monthly committee meeting calendar and committee meeting agendas.
Office maintains the County general ledger and processes vendor payments
and other distributions through the Accounts Payable system. Support
and guidance is also provided to departments managing state and federal
grants by reviewing and certifying grant financial reports.
Office is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of financial
reports and that accounting treatment for amounts carried in the general
ledger is consistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures
(GAAP) and State of Michigan guidance. The Office also reviews internal
controls to see that they are effective and efficient and provides
liaison with the County's external auditor.