[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Freehold as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Payroll Account
Article II Third-Party Payroll Disbursement
[Adopted 1-27-1969 (§ 2-7.3d of the Revised General Ordinances), as amended through Ord. No. O-91-37; amended in its entirety 12-27-2005 by Ord. No. O-05-48]
There shall be an account to be designated the “Township of Freehold Payroll Account” and from time to time the Treasurer, on receipt of a warrant or an amount due the Payroll Account, shall deposit it to the credit of the Payroll Account for the payment of all salaries and wages and related payroll taxes and deductions.
The moneys appropriated or to be appropriated for such salaries and wages and related payroll taxes and deductions, under the budget and in accordance with the statutes and ordinances controlling the same, shall be transferred from the applicable funds to the Payroll Account.
Disbursement from the Payroll Account may be made by payroll checks signed by the Treasurer or Township Administrator and the Mayor or Deputy Mayor upon preaudit by the Treasurer and approval by the Township Committee of the entire payroll at the next succeeding meeting of the Township Committee. In case of error or adjustment in the payroll, the Treasurer shall make proper correction and appropriate record thereof.
[Adopted 2-27-2007 by Ord. No. O-07-2]
The purpose and intent of these regulations is to abide by the requirements of N.J.S.A. 52:27D-20.1 and N.J.A.C. 5:30-17.1 et seq., governing electronic disbursement controls for payroll purposes.
The Township is authorized to use a payroll service:
To prepare the necessary payment documentation and execute disbursements from the local unit's bank account on behalf of the local unit;
To prepare payment documentation, take possession of local unit funds, and make such disbursements itself on behalf of a local unit; or
The following payroll service providers shall be required to comply with these regulations:
The appointment of a payroll service shall be pursuant to the Local Public Contracts Law, and shall require the contractor to do the following, not by way of limitation: data collection, agency report preparation, calculation of withholding, direct deposit of payroll disbursements, and/or local unit transfer of funds to contractor's account for subsequent disbursement of payment.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.
Any renewal or extension of a contract under these regulations shall be by resolution.
The Chief Financial Officer is hereby appointed the approval officer and is responsible for authorizing and supervising the activities of the payroll service and shall further be charged with the reconciliation and analysis of all general ledger accounts affected by the activities of the disbursing organization.
If required by the contract between the Township and the payroll service, the payroll service is permitted to hold Township funds pending transmittal to a payee.
A payroll service must meet all of the following requirements:
Report any irregularities that may indicate potential fraud, noncompliance with appropriate laws, dishonesty or gross incompetence on the part of the approval officer;
Report circumstances that could jeopardize its ability to continue operations or otherwise interrupt the services provided to the Township.
A payroll service must meet the requirements of N.J.A.C. 5:30-17.5.
All contracts entered into pursuant to these regulations and the laws authorizing same shall comply with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 5:30-17.6.
Upon the adoption of these regulations, the Township Administrator, with the assistance of the Chief Financial Officer and Township Attorney, as necessary, is hereby authorized and directed to enter into a contract for payroll service in accordance with all local public contracting laws and N.J.A.C. 5:30-17. Appointment of the payroll service shall be by separate resolution of the Township.