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Division of HR and Payroll

I know this question has been out and about, but I have been asked to inquire.

We are a local government with under 600 employees. The County Clerk is responsible for Payroll and other Finance activities and the HR work has always been handled by the Assistant County Administrator.

Recently the position of HR Manager was created and the person hired comes from another local government where Payroll was a part of Finance. However, the HR Manager had (at her old work) access to everything payroll related and is requesting the same now, including the ability to look at everyone's check stub.

I'm of the opinion that HR can have access to anything payroll related EXCEPT Child support, garnishments, bankruptcy, other liens or the gross to net calculations (aka pay stub).

Is there guidance somewhere for best practice on this? What is the situation at your job?