Week of Feb. 25, 2013

  • Published: February 25, 2013
  • One-time money coming soon
    The one-time payments from the Alabama Trust Fund resulting from a re-calculation of the fund’s earnings should be distributed to counties in April. The distribution will total approximately $38 million. An estimate of the amounts that will be received by each county can be found by clicking here.

    Alabama Trust Fund annual distribution
    In addition to the one-time allocation discussed above, the Alabama Trust Fund’s annual earnings have been set for fiscal year 2012. The county portion of the earnings from both the Alabama Trust Fund and the County and Municipal Trust Fund will total approximately $18 million statewide. This annual distribution should also be received in April. To estimate this annual distribution, take 46 percent of the one-time distribution listed here.

    R U 4 B8MON?
    Many thanks to all the helping hands who have volunteered for Batemon campaign duty during the NACo Legislative Conference. You should have received information about your assignments in the mail, and if you have questions, contact Donna Key.

    Workers’ compensation basics
    How much do you know about workers’ compensation? Does it matter if the injury is the fault of the employee or employer?  It’s important to understand how this important insurance coverage works, and this [download id=”823″] will help. Questions? Contact Henry van Arcken.

    Ethics class for county staff – and commissioners too
    Wednesday is the last day to register for the County Government Education Institute class, “Ethics for Public Officials and Employees,” on March 13-14. While CGEI classes are normally reserved for county employees only, but this one is also open to commissioners too. Commissioners who complete this course will earn credit toward their requirements through the Alabama Local Government Training Institute. Questions? Contact Donna Key