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Habersham County Election results for the July 22, 2014 General Primary Runoff Election

Click and Download the PDF document attached below to view Habersham County Election Results for the July 22, 2014 General Primary Runoff.

Posted by: Olivia Tomlin on Jul 23, 2014
Last Modified by: Olivia Tomlin on Jul 23, 2014

July 21, 2014 Commission Meeting


Posted by: Crystal Ward on Jul 14, 2014
Last Modified by: Crystal Ward on Jul 14, 2014

FY2014-2015 Approved Budget



Posted by: Crystal Ward on Jun 19, 2014
Last Modified by: Crystal Ward on Jun 19, 2014

Tax Sales 2014

For more information, contact the Tax Office (706) 839-0120.


Posted by: June Black on May 21, 2014
Last Modified by: June Black on Jul 25, 2014

Would you like to serve on the Board of Equalization?

NOTICE

UPCOMING APPOINTMENT OF HABERSHAM COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

In accordance with Georgia laws (O.C.G.A. 45-5-311), the Habersham County Grand Jury is required to appoint a member and alternate member of the Habersham County Board of Equalization each year.

Any resident of Habersham County having an interest in serving on the board may nominate him/herself for appointment by submitting a nomination form.  The form is attached, or it can be obtained at the Habersham County Clerk of Superior Courts Office. Nominations will be accepted until all vacant positions are filled.

For more information please call Cheryl Gaines at 706-839-0300. Please mail all applications to:

Habersham Clerk of Court
Attention: BOE
295 Llewellyn Street, Suite 110
Clarkesville, GA 30523
 


Posted by: Cheryl Gaines on Jan 17, 2014
Last Modified by: Cheryl Gaines on Jan 17, 2014

2014 Commission Meeting Schedule



Posted by: Crystal Ward on Dec 19, 2013
Last Modified by: Crystal Ward on Dec 19, 2013

Excess Funds List

The Excess Funds List is now available at www.habershamga.com/document_center.cfm.


Posted by: June Black on Nov 1, 2011
Last Modified by: June Black on Nov 6, 2012

Habersham E-verify Program


U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This diverse workforce contributes greatly to the vibrancy and strength of our economy, but that same strength also attracts unauthorized employment.
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E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, “E-Verify is currently the best means available for employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. E-Verify virtually eliminates Social Security mismatch letters, improves the accuracy of wage and tax reporting, protects jobs for authorized U.S. workers, and helps U.S. employers maintain a legal workforce.”

E-Verify is free, although an employer can hire a third party agent (known as a Designated Agent), to submit verifications and manage responses for the employer. Designated Agents usually provide “value added” services… in addition to verifications, many provide backup and archiving of I-9 data; consulting on employment and verification issues; and other benefits.

E-Verify is voluntary. However, a growing number of states, counties and cities across the county now require employers to enroll in E-Verify as a condition of receiving or renewing a business license, or being awarded a public contract. On September 8, 2009, the federal government began requiring federal contractors to verify their new hires and certain existing employees as a condition of receiving a federal contract.


Posted by: Jason Tinsley on Sep 20, 2011
Last Modified by: Jason Tinsley on Sep 20, 2011

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