The Department of Administration & Finance supports the City's operations and mission by ensuring financial strength, managing the City's financial information and processes, and supporting City employees through the Human Resources Division.
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The Finance Division is responsible for all the city’s finances, including accounts payable, payroll, and budgeting.
The City of South Bend has had a “AA” rating from Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services for over a decade. The ‘AA’ represents an assessment of the city’s credit quality and is among the highest in the state of Indiana, based the following factors:
- Diverse local economy and position as a regional center
- Very strong financial operations
- Moderate overall debt burden
All data on City spending can be found on the City’s financial transparency dashboard.
Human Resources handles employment opportunities and benefits for city employees. This division is also responsible for putting in place programs designed to enhance safety among the City workforce.
The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Benefits available for City of South Bend Employees include:
- Prescription Drugs
- Life Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account
- Employee Voluntary Benefits Plans
- Wellness Screening
- EAP: Employee Assistance Plan
- Fitness Center Memberships
- Short Term
- Long Term
- Retirement Funding:
- INPRS – Indiana Public Retirement System
- Deferred Compensation (457 Plan)
For questions regarding the City of South Bend purchasing process, or if you are interested in becoming a vendor, please call 574.235.9977.
The City of South Bend welcomes bidders on public projects.
Follow the links to learn about City of South Bend bid opportunities.
Division of Central Services
By servicing and maintaining the Department’s equipment, Central Services ensures each other City division is able to fulfill their tasks effectively and quickly.
The Division of Central Services is responsible for purchasing, maintaining and repairing all of the automobiles, trucks and specialized motorized equipment in the City’s fleet, as well as maintaining and replacing components on City-owned buildings and facilities.