County officials protest new time keeping requirements

NORWICH – Chenango County’s elected and appointed officials participating in the state’s employee retirement system have complied with new timekeeping requirements, though not without complaint.

Under a change made in August 2009, the New York State Comptroller’s Office requires local government officials to keep and report a three-month log of work time, including the specific number of hours per standard work day and the number of days worked per month. Logs must also be submitted to the clerk of the governing board, who, in turn, reports them to the state’s comptroller.

Previously, elected and appointed officials kept an estimated one month log of work time only and reported it to the legislative body, which, in turn, passed a resolution annually that established a standard work day.

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