What does the Controller’s Office do?
The Controller's office is responsible for maintaining the County's General Ledger. This means we handle the accounting for all county accounts. The Controller is responsible for approving all demands for payment from the County Treasury. We maintain all retirement information on employees and retirees. Our office also provides retirement quotes and processes retirement distribution. The Controller's Office also audits any individual or entity that collects or holds county funds. This includes tax collectors, district courts and lodging establishments. Additionally, we coordinate reviews of other county offices, usually in coordination with the external auditors.
The Controller is a member of the Retirement, Salary and Prison Boards.
How many years of service do you need to retire from the County?
20 years of service at age 55 or any amount of years of service at age 60.
What are the qualifications for HEALTH INSURANCE for the employee who retires?
Free individual medical coverage is available for employees hired before January 1, 2010 who meet the following qualifications:
20 years of service at age 55
12 years of service at age 60
Retirees who are Medicare Eligible (Age 65) are no longer eligible for the healthcare benefit.
Vested employees are not eligible if there is a break in service prior to retirement.
For employees retiring, what are the terms of the Sick Time Buyback?
Employees that have 20 years of service and age 55 or any amount of service and age 60 or greater. Upon retirement, 50% of a qualified employee's accrued, unused sick days, up to a maximum of 300 days, will be bought back by the County at the employee's daily rate of pay at the date of retirement or at last full-time employment with the County.
How many years of service does an employee need to be eligible to vest their money in the retirement plan should they resign from the County?
After having completed 5 years of County service, the employee is considered to be 100% vested.
When is an employee eligible for Disability Insurance?
After being off work 14 days due to illness, full-time employees are eligible for $115 a week Disability Insurance up to a maximum of 26 weeks as long as the doctor keeps certifying that you are not able to return to work.
What kind of Life Insurance does the county offer?
For full-time employees, the Life Insurance is $20,000 up to the age of 70. At age 70, Life Insurance drops to $10,000 for full-time employees. Employees that retire from the County have the option of staying on the County's Life Insurance. The retirees Life Insurance is $5,000 and costs $32.76 per year.