Private Organization Accreditation

Southeastern Regional Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services is a Local Management Entity, covering the geographic areas of Bladen, Columbus, Robeson, and Scotland counties. SER ensures continuity of care to consumers through access to a quality of care system available 24/7/365 days a year through management of our network provider services.


Bonnie Bagley

Volunteer Roles: Evaluator; Lead Evaluator; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

I have found that being a COA Volunteer builds my professional skills and experience in ways that more traditional workshops do not. The opportunity to learn about best practices through the COA standards and then see how agencies implement them is truly a growth experience.
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Public authority/agency viability and positive financial outcomes are achieved through diligent application of sound financial management practices that accord with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

CP-FIN 5: Payroll

Payroll practices comply with the labour codes and standards of the different levels of government.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
No Self-Study Evidence
    • Payroll records
    • Payroll procedures
    • Interview:
      1. CFO or equivalent
      2. Payroll personnel

  • CP-FIN 5.01

    Payroll practices include:

    1. review and approval of payroll expenditures;
    2. documentation of changes in time and overtime records;
    3. authorization of payment for new hires and severance for terminations;
    4. oversight for mandatory deductions and pay rates; and
    5. separation of payroll funds.

  • CP-FIN 5.02

    The agency ensures annual reconciliation of gross pay, with pension and other benefits deducted, as per legal, regulatory, and other statutory requirements.

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