Creating a Payroll Manual: Putting Your Procedures into Writing

Duration: 60 Minutes
Process Documentation in Payroll can be the First Step in Process Improvement. Learn How! Technology is increasingly becoming part of our daily lives, and payroll is no exception. Payroll departments everywhere are being asked to do more with less and by leveraging technology to do payroll tasks. Now that day-to-day payroll tasks are being done with greater ease, payroll professionals are being asked to have better documented processes so new employees can be trained, or backup employees can have the tools to keep processes going when subject matter experts are out of the office. Well-documented processes also assist in continued improvement of processes.
Writing Policy and Procedure Manuals
Instructor: Dayna J. Reum
Product ID: 502698
This audio presentation by Dayna J. Reum CPP, FPC will give you the tools to document processes and help evaluate that documentation for improvements in the future as well. You will have access to a basic template for writing procedures and learn what tools to use to determine proper documentation. Know how to collect metrics and benchmark your documented processes, and learn why process documentation is the first step in process improvement.

Objectives of the Presentation
  • What goes into a payroll procedures manual?
  • How to conduct an internal payroll audit?
  • How to document payroll procedures?
  • How to draft payroll policies?
  • How do you address employee complaints about their pay check?
  • How do you deal with DOL investigations?
Why Should you Attend
Litigation exposure is an undeniable reality for firms in today's marketplace. Thus, it is essential that you audit & update your company's payroll procedures and manual. The session will give you vital information as how to put together an effective payroll procedure manual for your organization.

Areas Covered
  • Payroll best practices - how they have evolved
  • Discuss in detail different types of industry benchmarks
  • Step by step process on how to start a benchmarking program for your department
  • Learn the difference between process based and data based benchmarking
  • Learn how to determine best in class practices
  • Learn how to determine what processes to measure and when
  • What are silo's and how they hurt your business
  • Details of different types of data collection methods
  • The importance of customers in your benchmarking program
  • Different types of customers to evaluate in your process improvement program
  • Process documentation and how to properly complete it
  • What tools to use to make sure process documentation is complete
Who will Benefit
  • Payroll professionals at all levels
  • Controllers
  • Accounting professionals
  • Human Resource professionals, Managers & Executives
Topic Background
Payroll is an integral part of all organisations. The payroll department is not only responsible for employees' salary compensation, but it also plays a vital role in protecting the company's reputation by ensuring compliance with various legislations.

Managing accounts and maintaining proper records of all employees' time and attendance to prepare payroll manually is a complex and time consuming process.

The manual payroll system is an inexpensive method of performing the payroll process. Manual payroll means that you, or another employee within your company, calculate the payroll each pay period entirely on paper. Hence, The employee who handles payroll must have sufficient understanding of payroll laws to capably perform the calculations.
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Instructor Profile:
Dayna is currently the Payroll Tax & Garnishment Manager at PetSmart Inc. Dayna has been heavily involved in the payroll field over 17 years. Starting as a payroll clerk at a small Tucson company, Dayna moved on to be a Payroll Team Leader at Honeywell Inc. During her tenure at Honeywell she obtained her FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) through the American Payroll Association. She also received several merit awards for Customer Service and Acquisitions and Divestitures. Dayna is no stranger to teaching she has taught at the Metro Phoenix American Payroll Association meetings and at the Arizona State Payroll Conference. Topics including Payroll Basics, Global/Cultural Awareness, Immigration Basics for the Payroll Professional, Multi-State and Local Taxation and Quality Control for Payroll, International and Canadian payroll. Dayna has her CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) through the APA. She also serves on the National American Payroll Association on the National Strategic Leadership Task Force, Government Affairs Task Force (PA Local tax subcommittee). Dayna has received a Citation of Merit for her service along with being a Gold Pin member of the APA. Besides her payroll accomplishments Dayna is certified in HR hiring and firing practices and is a Six-Sigma Greenbelt.
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