UnitedHealthcare Opens Health Benefits Store in Palisades Park

by Jennifer Statham, Regional Communications Director of United Healthcare View the entire newsletter for more articles: 2017 – NJAC County Biz – November UnitedHealthcare Bergen Asian Resource Center offers customer service, health education and other support to consumers with Medicare and employer-sponsored coverage, with a focus on serving the Asian-American community Community leaders and UnitedHealthcare executives celebrated grand opening today with ribbon cutting ceremony UnitedHealthcare has opened its newest health benefits store to provide enhanced customer service and ...
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NJAC BOARD of DIRECTORS MEETING & YEAR-END SUMMIT

Trenton Country Club - 201 Sullivan Way, West Trenton 9:00 a.m.  NJAC Board of Directors Meeting commences in the Oakland Room and is called to order by President Heather Simmons 9:30 a.m.  Networking and continental breakfast in the Grand Ballroom 10:00 a.m.  Summit on Opioid Crisis and Resources for Recovery takes place in the Grand Ballroom and the panel discussions are moderated by Eric Scott of NJ 101.5. The final 2017 NJAC Board of Directors Meeting will take place on Friday, December 8th, at 9:00 a.m. in the Oakland Room of the Trenton Country Club.  This is a routine and brie...
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State House News

October 27, 2017 2% Cap on Binding Interest Arbitration Awards NJAC is continuing to urge members of the State Legislature to permanently extend the 2% cap on binding interest arbitration awards before the law sunsets on December 31st. County and municipal officials from across the State, and on both sides of the aisle, hail the cap as a critical tool for controlling personnel costs; negotiating reasonable successor contracts; and, avoiding arbitration awards granted by third party administrators who are not accountable to taxpayers. For nearly a decade, the 2% cap on binding interest ar...
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JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

CLERK TO THE BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS – COUNTY OF SUSSEX Application Deadline:  November 22, 2017 The County of Sussex is seeking a full-time professional (40+ hours per week) to prepare Board agendas, serve as recording secretary, have custody of all Board records, and other duties as directed by the Board.  The successful candidate must possess strong written and verbal communications skills, excellent organizational skills, and ability to address issues with the public.  Attendance at all Freeholder meetings is mandatory.  Registered Municipal Clerk (RMC) certification preferred. Su...
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Time and Labor Processes Simplified Through the Use of a Web-Based System

by Steve Usarzewicz, Director of Time and Labor for Primepoint HRMS & Payroll View the entire newsletter for more articles: 2017 – NJAC County Biz – October Employees clock in and clock out.  They take a personal day.  There’s a holiday.  Or wait, they worked a holiday?  Now there’s overtime.  Wait, what?  There’s also a union contract for different overtime rates? Keeping track of employees’ working hours can be a time-consuming and intricate task, and many organizations still complete the process manually. The use of a web-based Time and Labor system automates this process to ensure...
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State House News

September 29, 2017 NJAC Goals and Objectives On September 22nd, NJAC’s Board of Directors adopted the following legislative goals for the 2016/17 lame-duck session, the 2018/19 legislative session, and a new Administration in January of 2018. Lame-Duck Goals Goals are realistic and achievable before the new Governor and Legislature take office in January of 2018. Extend the 2.0% cap on binding interest arbitration awards and reinstate the health benefit requirements under Chapter 78. Authorize counties to share county tax administrators. Equalize the bid, pay-to-play, and p...
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Responding to Fentanyl Incidents: First Responder Safety Considerations

by Sean W. Stumbaugh, Battalion Chief (Retired) and Management Services Representative for Lexipol View the entire newsletter for more articles: 2017 – NJAC County Biz – September The use of mind-altering substances by humans is nothing new. Since the first person left a bowl of grain out in the rain, and then the sun and wild yeast did their thing, humans have had access to beer. Additional intoxicating substances followed through different methods of discovery. How people figured out that the milky substance contained in the un-ripened seed pod of the poppy flower is a powerful drug is b...
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SUMMIT on STATE’S GROWING OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental deaths in New Jersey.  While New Jersey does not have the worst rate of opioid overdoses in the nation, New Jersey is at the forefront of combating the epidemic. The New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) is hosting an educational and informative Summit on December 8, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Trenton Country Club located at 201 Sullivan Way in West Trenton.  There are two panel discussions which will be moderated by Eric Scott of Townsquare Media & NJ 101.5.  The first set of panelists will examine the State's alarming opioid e...
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