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Lake County Business Services Department


cattleThis Department administers the salaries and benefits for all Lake County employees.  The department's responsibilities include payroll, accounts payable, staff recruitments, compensation, leave programs, insurance, PERS, and other countywide programs.  Additionally, this department maintains employee records and personnel files, facilitates employee training, and ensures compliance with county, state and federal rules and regulations.  The Business Services Department assists in negotiating the two union contracts, and is responsible for implementing and maintaining salaries, benefits and working conditions contained in these contracts.

The Business Services Department is also responsible for overseeing the risk management needs of the County, as well as workers' compensation insurance, unemployment, general liability, and vehicle liability.  Risk Management also manages insurance programs for property, building and contents, volunteers, public officials, and bonds.  The department is responsible for safety within County operations with a goal of providing a safe environment for county representatives with no person exposed to preventable accidents or illness.  This includes coordination with federal and state agencies to implement safety regulations that enhance employee health and safety while working, as well as serving as the primary contact on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Jay Collins

    Jay Collins, Business Manager

Nicki Alves

Nicki Alves, Accounting Specialist


513 Center Street
Lakeview, Oregon 97630
Telephone: (541) 947-6073
FAX: (541) 947-5447

The Lake County Finance Department is located on the main floor west wing of the Courthouse in downtown Lakeview (corner of Highway 395 and Center Street).