RESPONSIBILITIES ACCORDING TO BYLAWS:

The Finance &Administration Committee shall review matters related to fiscal control of the county; health, dental/vision, property, liability, workers compensation and unemployment coverage of the county; and policies related to labor relations and laws with regard to county employees, and recommend appropriate action to the County Board. Duties shall include::

  1. Serve as Board liaison to the Treasurer regarding the investment of the county funds for the maximum benefit to the county.
  2. Complete and recommend a long-range financial plan for the County.
  3. Recommend and implement accounting procedures and control, which facilitate monthly reporting of county accounts.
  4. Review and recommend payment of monthly claims including general operating, and all insurance claims.
  5. Receive, review and recommend budgets and levies for all of the following but not limited to: County General, IMRF, Social Security, Tort Liability, Workers Compensation, Unemployment, Health Insurance, Highway Department, Health Department, Tuberculosis Care and Treatment, 708 Mental Health Board, Ambulance Service, Senior Citizens, and Extension Service.
  6. Prepare and submit to the Board the annual budget and tax levy ordinance.
  7. Review and recommend a property & liability insurance plan for all county property, consulting the appropriate advisors as deemed necessary.
  8. Review and recommend a health, dental and vision insurance plan for county employees consulting the appropriate advisors as deemed necessary.
  9. Review and recommend a plan for workers compensation consulting the appropriate advisors as deemed necessary.
  10. Review and recommend employee benefit programs consulting the appropriate advisors as deemed necessary.
  11. Maintain an inventory of all county fixed assets (properties). All fixed assets shall be tagged and marked as property of Jackson County and recorded in the general fixed asset account group.
  12. Prepare specifications necessary to solicit competitive bids.
  13. Participate in any insurance or risk management groups in accordance with the terms of such policies or statues.
  14. Serve as board liaison to the labor negotiator and advise the labor negotiator on behalf of the County Board during negotiations.
  15. Recommend and advise the Board on matters pertaining to labor contracts and laws upon the advice of legal counsel.