January 06, 2014
In preparation for inclement weather across Indiana, the Office of State Auditor Suzanne Crouch spent the weekend ensuring there will be no disruption to payments. Staff worked ahead vigorously to offset county restrictions that prevented many from traveling to work.
“Processing payments is an essential part of state government,” said Crouch. “I want to thank the men and women who dedicated their weekend to seeing this crucial function will continue without disruption.”
Two of the Auditor’s primary responsibilities include paying the state’s bills and some 34,000 employees. Among the office functions that will continue Monday include processing payroll payments to state employees, accounts payable payments to vendors, child support payments, and revenue tax refund payments.
Many payments are received through Automated Clearing House (ACH), where funds are placed in the recipient’s account without requiring travel to receive or deposit. In addition to convenience, paperless transactions save taxpayers money. Paper checks will also be processed for those who require them. Despite many state offices being closed, the Auditor’s Office will have employees reporting to work on Monday to ensure timely payment of bills and payroll.