Established in 1974 by County Charter, the County Manager is appointed by the County Council, and serves as the chief administrative officer for the County. Under authority of the Council, the County Manager directs and supervises all agencies of County government, and appoints the heads of these agencies (County Charter, secs. 301-304).

The Administrative Services Department develops and coordinates purchase and acquisition plans for County agencies. The Department also is responsible for County employee recruitment and training, evaluation and discipline, as well as promotions, benefits, and salary guidelines.

Two units fall under the Department: Human Resources, and Purchasing.

The Finance Department collects all County revenue, including County and State property taxes, and handles all County billing, including utility bills. The Department also prepares the payroll for County government.

Annually, the Finance Department creates the County’s operating and capital budgets, which are submitted to the County Manager and the County Council. The Department also submits an annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which includes a summary of all fiscal activity by the County government (County Charter, secs. 601-623; County Code, secs. 97-1 through 97-14).

The Information Technology Department was created in 2000 as Information Systems under the Administrative Services Department. In 2001, it was restructured under its current name as a separate department under the County Manager.

The Department designs, implements, and maintains networks and hardware, and develops software to provide for communication and data accessibility in the County. It provides technology services and support to all agencies within County government, as well as some public/private partners in State and local government and the nonprofit sector. To support users, the Department maintains a help desk and service technicians.

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