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2023 Op. Miss. Att'y Gen. 1 (2023)

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                                       ATTORNEY GENERAL
                                            OPINIONS AND POLICY

                                      January 3, 2023

The Honorable  Eddie Fair
Hinds County  Tax Collector
Post Office Box 1727
Jackson, Mississippi 39215-1727

       Re:    Payroll for Elected Officials

Dear Mr. Fair:

The Office of the Attorney General has received your request for an official opinion.


According to your request, the Hinds County Board of Supervisors is in the process of changing
to a new system of payroll administration. There will be a new clock-in system, and the frequency
of pay will change from monthly to semi-monthly on the new payroll system.

                                   Questions  Presented

    1. Do  the board of supervisors and county administrator have the authority to change the
       frequency of pay of elected officials and their employees, if the elected official has his or
       her own system of administration?

    2. If not, can the board of supervisors and county administrator require elected officials to
       comply  with the change in frequency of pay since there will be a change in the countywide
       payroll administration system? To what degree do elected officials have to comply with
       the changes being made?

                                      Brief Response

    1. An  elected official who has adopted his or her own system of personnel administration
       pursuant to Section 19-2-9(2) of the Mississippi Code has the authority to determine the
       frequency of pay for his or her employees.

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