The Norfolk County Commissioners' Office is charged with implementing policy, budget and other decisions of the elected board of Commissioners. The office's duties include personnel, purchasing, management information systems, and general administration.
The County Director, as executive secretary, manages the office and is also responsible for overseeing other departments under the jurisdiction of the County Commissioners, including Facilities Maintenance, Engineering, the Wollaston Recreational Facility, and RSVP volunteer program.
Within the Commissioners' Office, Personnel Services is responsible for the overall administration and monitoring of County employee and retiree compensation and benefits, including group insurance provided through the County's participation in the Mayflower Municipal Health Group. The personnel manager also serves as the County's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator.
Purchasing is responsible for the bidding process on capital projects and for equipment, maintenance and repair contracts, as well as consultant contracts. The purchasing office assists county departments in obtaining goods and services at the most advantageous prices, consistent with quality and availability, and in compliance with applicable statutes. The county offers blanket purchasing contracts on many items to its constituent 28 municipalities, resulting in cost savings to all participating towns. Other purchasing activities include inventory control and disposal of surplus equipment.
Members of the office staff are authorized Commissioners to Qualify Public Officers, and in that capacity may administer oaths to individuals appointed to public office, including new and renewing Notaries Public.