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06/21/2013   DCA Landlord Incentive Program
06/14/2013   Procurement Cards - New Local Finance Board Regulations
06/11/2013   Local Government Officer Roster Filing Instructions
04/24/2013   FY 2014 Local Employer Pension Bills
03/19/2013   Division of Pensions and Benefits' Online Guide to Retirement
01/14/2013   LFN 2013-07: Internet Websites and Online Posting

DCA Landlord Incentive Program - 06/21/2013

DCA has launched the Landlord Incentive Program (LIP), which provides project-based incentive payments to apartment owners who, in turn, must execute a LIP agreement to keep rents affordable to low- and moderate-income households for a two-year term in communities hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy. Existing vacant market-rate units including rental housing where the property owner has full site control are considered eligible properties. Units that are currently occupied, but will be vacant within the next 90 days are also eligible. Project-based units and units that are deed restricted are ineligible to participate in this program. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the funds will be allocated to units located in one of the following nine counties that were significantly impacted by Superstorm Sandy: Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union. The remaining funds can be utilized statewide.  Additional information is available online

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Procurement Cards - New Local Finance Board Regulations - 06/14/2013

Local Finance Notice 2013-17 details recent comprehensive amendments adopted by the Local Finance Board to existing procurement card (P-Card) regulations. The most significant change abolishes the current per-transaction monetary limitation on P-Cards (15% of local unit's bid threshold) where the local unit has a Qualified Purchasing Agent managing their P-Card program.  Another allows payment of travel, room and board expenses on the county level for defendants, witnesses or experts required for court matters.  Additional changes allow greater flexibility in how a local unit can structure P-Card monitoring.

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Local Government Officer Roster Filing Instructions - 06/11/2013

Local Finance Notice 2013-16, which provides instructions for submitting local government officer rosters to the Local Finance Board, is now available online at the Division's financial disclosure statement resource web page.  On this page you will also find a "Muni Code" list and roster forms in Word and Excel format.  Forms are available for municipal governments, county governments, county colleges, regional authorities, and "other" entities such as joint insurance funds and joint meetings.  If you have any questions concerning the roster filing process please use the specific contact information set forth in LFN 2013-16 to call or e-mail the Division.

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FY 2014 Local Employer Pension Bills - 04/24/2013

On April 15, 2013, the Christie Administration issued a press release regarding Fiscal Year 2014 pension bills for local governments across the state.  These bills provide the formal actuarial assessment of pension costs to each local government with employees in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and the Police and Firemen's Retirement System (PFRS).  Detailed information is available to view online.  

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Division of Pensions and Benefits' Online Guide to Retirement - 03/19/2013

Get the information you need and save time and travel by using the Division of Pensions and Benefits' Online Guide to Retirement.  This guide includes new video presentations with the important information you need to know before you retire / easy navigation for viewing the entire guide or browse by individual topic / links to fact sheets, forms, and to other retirement resources to provide you with in-depth information.

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LFN 2013-07: Internet Websites and Online Posting - 01/14/2013

Local Finance Notice 2013-07 discusses legislation that requires various local units to maintain an Internet website (or a webpage on another government entity's website) providing increased public access to each entity's operations and activities.  Chapter 7 of the Public Laws of 2011, amending N.J.S.A. 40A:4-10, was approved on January 25, 2011, and took effect immediately.  Chapter 167 of the Public Laws of 2011, amending numerous sections of State law applicable to State, regional, and local authorities, boards and commissions, was approved on January 5, 2012, and took effect on February 1, 2013.   

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