Newberry County Administration
1309 College Street
P.O. Box 156
Newberry, South Carolina 29108
Phone 803-321-2100 Fax 803-321-2102
Office Hours 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday
The County Administrator is appointed by the Newberry County Council to serve as the County as Chief Administrative Officer. The County Administrator is responsible for executing the policies, directives and legislative actions of County Council; directing and coordinating activities of Newberry County Government; supervising the spending of county funds as directed by Council, or in accordance with the approved county budget; preparing reports for Council on finances and administrative activities; informing Council of anticipated revenues that are necessary to meet the financial requirements of the county; responding to requests for information or assistance from the public; preparing and presenting annual budget requests to Council for approval; overseeing capital projects; participating in economic recruitment activities; and working with Newberry County elected officials in reaching common goals.
Finance And Budgets
County finances are under the oversight of the County Administrator. The Administrator employees a Finance Director who directly perform the duties. This person is responsible for maintaining the County's accounting and reporting system in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals. The Finance Director also provides analysis and financial data critical to the peak performance of departments and is also responsible for tracking disbursements of County funds as appropriated in the County budget. The integrity of the account system is maintained as assured through a system of internal controls and an annual external audit by an independent certified public auditor.
Human Resources/Risk Management
Coordinates the recruitment, selection, classification, compensation of County employees and employee relations. Ensures compliance with all State and Federal laws. Responsible for Risk Management, which includes safety, workers compensation, liability and managing the self-insurance program.
Responsible for establishing and administering purchasing policies and procedures as promulgated under state laws and adopted by the County Council. Tracks all bids, purchase orders and County contracts; processes all change orders; monitors the participation of Minority and Female Business Enterprises on County contracts and takes necessary actions to reach goals. Also, maintains bid/purchase order files.