DORCHESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

ADMINISTRATION

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS


COUNTY MANAGER

Appointed by the County Council, the County Manager directs, supervises, and coordinates the administrations and functions of all County departments, agencies, and offices. The County Manager is responsible for the care and custody of County Government buildings and real property; administers County purchasing policies; presents a proposed capital and annual expense budget to the Council; and advises the County Council on the financial condition and future needs of the County (County Charter, sec. 405).

FINANCE & TREASURY DEPARTMENT
In 1996, the Finance and Treasury Department started as the Finance Department, and later reformed as the Finance and Treasury Department.

The Department is responsible for all fiscal duties as directed by County Manager or County Council. These duties include maintaining records for the County on all accounts, audits, bonds, debts, and payments (by and to the County). The Department controls all appropriations and allotments, as well as prepares monthly and annual financial statements regarding County finances. Annually, the Department submits a County budget to the County Council (County Charter, secs. 501-515).

Appointed by the County Manager with County Council consent, the Director of Finance oversees the Department (County Charter, sec. 501).

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
Created in November 2002, the Human Resources Department is responsible for all personnel-related matters for County Government and its employees.

TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
The Technology Department assists County employees with computer and technical concerns. The Department maintains hardware and software, and maintains the Dorchester County Government internet network.

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