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08/19/2015   Mandatory Direct Deposit for Local Unit Employees
07/27/2015   Searchable Local Finance Notice Index
06/02/2015   Integrity Oversight Monitor Act
04/15/2015   Municipal User-Friendly Budget Now Live
03/31/2015   2015 FDS Filing for Local Government Officers
02/17/2015   2015 Certification Renewal Forms
01/14/2015   2015 Mayor Contact Information (MCL Update)

Mandatory Direct Deposit for Local Unit Employees - 08/19/2015

Local Finance Notice 2015-14 discusses the ability of municipalities and counties to mandate direct deposit of employee pay, as well as recently enacted legislation extending this power to local authorities and fire districts.  Through these laws, local units have an additional tool with which to control personnel-related costs.

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Searchable Local Finance Notice Index - 07/27/2015

The Division of Local Government Services now offers a searchable Excel index of all Local Finance Notices currently posted on our website. Details are provided in Local Finance Notice 2015-12. The index will be updated on a periodic basis and can be accessed on the Division's website.

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Integrity Oversight Monitor Act - 06/02/2015

On March 30, 2013 the Governor signed into law the Integrity Oversight Monitor Act, which directs the Treasurer to appoint integrity oversight monitors for any Sandy recovery and rebuilding project involving a contract that is $5 million or greater, if federal funding is available to cover the costs of the monitor. A memo has been issued as a reminder of each agency's continuing obligation to promptly report to the Department of the Treasury any time it anticipates a recovery contract will exceed 42 million.  Questions can be emailed to:

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Municipal User-Friendly Budget Now Live - 04/15/2015

The Municipal User-Friendly Budget Form has been posted on the Division of Local Government Services website.  For CY2015 budgets adopted on or before Friday, May 1, the Division has extended the deadline for submitting the user-friendly budget form to Friday, May 8. Please refer to Local Finance Notice 2015-09 at for further information concerning the User-Friendly Budget.

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2015 FDS Filing for Local Government Officers - 03/31/2015

Pursuant to the Local Government Ethics Law, specifically, N.J.S.A. 40A:9-22.6, local government officers shall annually file a financial disclosure statement (FDS) by April 30, 2015. Local Finance Notice 2015-06 contains specific step-by-step instructions for local government officers to successfully file their financial disclosure statement using the online process. Officials are advised to review this LFN in its entirety.

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2015 Certification Renewal Forms - 02/17/2015

Effective January 1, 2015 revised Certification Renewal forms are required for submission to the Division of Local Government Services.  Submission of outdated forms will be returned to the applicant for completion of the revised form.  If you have any questions, please contact the Division's Certification Unit at (609) 292-9757, or email  

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2015 Mayor Contact Information (MCL Update) - 01/14/2015

Please remember that the Mayor information provided through your Municipal Contact List (MCL) is critical for use by many State agencies, including DCA and the SAGE grant system (System for Administering Grants Electronically).  EVEN IF YOUR MAYOR INFORMATION WILL NOT CHANGE from 2014, you must still CONFIRM THE INFORMATION listed in your MCL for 2015.  If you need assistance with updating the MCL form, please e-mail the GovConnect Helpdesk at  Your prompt attention is appreciated.

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Updated: 08/19/2015