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Secretary of the Senate, Fiscal Services

The Secretary of the Senate, Fiscal Services Office, manages accounts payable and per diem and provides payroll and benefits services to Senate Members and employees.   

Accounts payable   Expenses related to legislative activity, maintenance, and operations are processed.
 
Senator per diem expenses   Per diem expenses related to legislative activity are processed.
 
Payroll processing   Senate payroll including calculations of benefits are processed.

 

The Secretary of the Senate, Fiscal Services Office, functions under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Rules and Administration, under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate. The Senate Fiscal Services Office provides fiscal services to Senate Members and employees regarding payroll, benefits, accounts receivable and per diem, expenses, travel, and more.   

The Fiscal Services Office performs the following duties:

  • Prepares all warrants and abstracts for payment of vendor expenditures and travel expenses
  • Maintains accounting records
  • Prepares reports on cost analysis and budget preparation
  • Coordinates information regarding Senate member and employee expense reimbursements including Senator per diem
  • Prepares all warrants and abstracts for payment of all Senate salaries
  • Prepares unemployment quarterly wage reports
  • Prepares and reconciles all year end payrolls for W2 reporting
  • Maintains attendance reports
  • Coordinates information regarding Senate Member and employee benefits and compensation

 

Date timeline Description
   
July 1 State fiscal year begins each year, and in odd-numbered years, state fiscal biennium begins.
Monthly Senator per diem and vouchered and receipted expenses are processed
Calendar Quarterly Prepares unemployment wage and other required reports
Calendar Year End Prepares annual wage reports for tax reporting

 


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Sofia Perez
Fiscal Services Specialist
G9 Capitol
(651) 296-7645
 
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Terri Small
Fiscal Services Specialist
G9 Capitol
(651) 296-4904
 

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