Risk Management & Employee Services

Risk management and employee services provided by the Finance Department includes the following:

  • Property & Casualty (P&C) Insurance
    Manages the county property and casualty (P&C) insurance programs including but not limited to:

     - County-owned building and contents
     - Special property risks
     - Boiler and machinery
     - Automobile physical damage
     - Automobile liability
     - General liability (No coverage, protected by governmental (or sovereign) immunity)
     - Fidelity bonds

  • Employee Benefits
    Administers the employee and retirement benefit programs, including the DeKalb County Group Healthcare Plan (DCGHP), offered by the county to employees, retirees, beneficiaries and eligible dependents.
    The programs offered include:

     - Health and dental care,
     - Deferred compensation §457(b),
     - Group term life insurance,
     - Disability and accident insurances,
     - Flexible spending accounts.

  • Payroll Administration
    Payroll is charged with the production and distribution of vehicle mileage expense reimbursements as well as salary, wage and county pension plan benefit payments to county employees, officials and retirees.

  • Payroll also:

    • Withholds state and federal mandated payroll taxes.

    • Processes, reports and distributes (deposits or pays appropriate third party) various commission approved, per pay cycle deductions: for pension, employee benefits, credit union, and or saving bonds programs.

    • Processes pay-related court ordered deductions such as child support, wage garnishment, student loan repayment, tax levies, etc.

  • Pension Administration
    Administers the county pension plan that also provides for death and disability benefits under specific circumstances.

    All permanent officers, employees and deputies who perform any service for the benefit of DeKalb County for which they are paid a salary, including part-time employees and elected officials, are required to participate in the DeKalb County Pension Plan.

    (For additional information about the DeKalb County Pension Plan, go to the DeKalb County Employees Retirement Plan website).


5/19/2011 Pension Board Meeting
5/5/2011 Pension Board Meeting
3/31/2011 Pension Board Meeting
3/3/2011 Pension Board Meeting
2/10/2011 Pension Board Meeting
1/13/2011 Pension Board Meeting


11/4/2010 Pension Board Meeting
9/2/2010 Pension Board Meeting
7/15/2010 Pension Board Meeting
6/22/2010 Pension Board Meeting
5/26/2010 Pension Board Meeting
3/4/2010 Pension Board Meeting
1/7/2010 Pension Board Meeting


12/10/2009 Pension Board Meeting
11/18/2009 Pension Board Meeting
11/5/2009 Pension Board Meeting
10/15/2009 Pension Board Meeting
9/16/2009 Pension Board Meeting
7/15/2009 Pension Board Meeting
5/8/2009 Pension Board Meeting
3/5/2009 Pension Board Meeting
1/22/2009 Pension Board Meeting


11/20/2008 Pension Board Meeting
9/11/2008 Pension Board Meeting

  • Records Management
    Records Management is in charge of the Finance Department's duty to meet the county's statutory requirement for establishing a records retention schedule including provisions for maintenance and security of the records.

    Records Management maintains the county's master records retention schedule, consistent with the Georgia Secretary of State, Division of Archives and History, and keeps a list of common types of records maintained in local government offices and minimum retention periods.

  • Safety and Loss Prevention
    The Safety and Loss Prevention unit was established to coordinate and monitor county operations in order to reduce accidents, losses and associated costs. 

    This unit also administers the county workers’ compensation, vehicle insurance (automobile liability), and property and casualty insurance programs.

  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance
    Workers’ compensation is a benefits program created by state law that provides medical, rehabilitation, income, death and other benefits to employees and dependents due to injury, illness and death resulting from a compensable, work-related claim covered by the law.

    Employees who are injured on the job are entitled to certain rights, benefits and responsibilities. Employers also have obligations and responsibilities regarding all employees. The main focus of the workers compensation unit is to assist workers with job-related injuries to immediate and quality medical care; to administer workers’ compensation claims from the initial injury until the closing of the claim; and to safely return lost time employees to productive employment. DeKalb County believes that a healthy, safety conscious and productive county is the result of healthy, safety conscious and cooperative employees.