The Cash Handling Task Force formed by First Selectman Peter Tesei has concluded its review of cash-handling practices throughout Town Departments and has issued several recommendations and policy updates to improve the efficiency and security of Town operations, as well as ensure consistency across all Departments.
These recommendations are the result of a six-month review that included no less than 11 meetings of the Task Force whose members included Mr. Tesei, Town Administrator Ben Branyan, Comptroller Peter Mynarski and Human Resources Director Mary Pepe.
Among the Task Force recommendations and policy updates:
• Elimination of petty cash as of May 1, 2018;
• Mandatory training for any employee and their corresponding Department Head who
• Identification of increased payment options for transactions conducted with the Town;
• Centralizing bank charges for payments made to the Town by credit card.
Administrative policy updates include those regarding:
• Scrap metal
• Town travel & reimbursement
• Town credit card use
“I believe that the recommendations and policy changes effectuated by the Task Force demonstrate our commitment to not only improve business practices and efficiencies, but also improve financial security across all Town departments,” First Selectman Tesei said, adding, “I have every confidence that Town Administrator Branyan, working in
concert with the Comptroller, Treasurer, and the Purchasing, Parks & Recreation and Public Works departments, will identify opportunities to increase payment options for transactions conducted with the Town and will develop a potential implementation schedule before summer’s end.”
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