Margaret Scukas, accounting clerk/payroll in the finance department, has been named  employee of the month for May.

After a review of all of the nominations, the selection committee unanimously chose her as the winner for her outstanding work performance, professionalism  and teamwork, city officials said in a prepared release.

Scukas has held the position of accounting clerk – payroll since her employment began with the City of Milford on Dec. 18, 2000.

“Margaret is assigned with the complex task of ensuring the accuracy of the payroll for Milford’s 550 employees and 150 summer and seasonal temporary employees,” city officials said. “On a weekly basis Margaret receives payroll information from each city department. Margaret processes the payroll in accordance with all federal, state and local laws. She is responsible for maintaining employee records, including rate increases, earned vacation/sick time, tax withholdings, and any other deductions an employee may have.”

She also performs the calculations, posts and verifies the weekly payroll, runs weekly pension contribution reports, and administers heart and hypertension claim processing and longevity payments.

Scukas is often sought out by her fellow employees for her expertise regarding the payroll process and the Kronos system, city officials said.

“Margaret addresses all questions with professionalism, patience and good humor,” states a city press release.