Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 24, 2015
REVISED March 24, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #25

Bad Debt Write off


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Contact:  Janet Bodner, Sr. Fiscal Analyst, EHB, Ext 6401

Action Requested
Authorization and approval for the write off of bad debt totaling $2705.74 from terminated employees.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida State Statute 17.041 requires the Board of County Commissioners approval of bad debt write off.

Background Discussion

The Clerk of the Circuit Court requests departments to submit uncollectible items to the Board for write off.

The Employee Health Benefits Division of Human Resources makes every attempt to collect debts owed by terminated employees.

Whereas the majority of debts are collected, there are on occasion after several attempts to collect fail, that the debt must be written off.  Write-offs are not debt forgiveness, but a standard accounting practice which local governments use to remove these account types.  The County is not waiving the right to collect the fees and can continue to try to recoup any unpaid balances.

The names and amounts of uncollectible debts are attached below.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return a copy of the approved agenda to:  Janet Bodner (jspeno-bodner@mymanatee.org), Employee Health Benefits.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Please see attached worksheet

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
2705.74 One time write off

Attachment:  Agenda No Pay Write offs thru 2014.pdf