**CANCELED** 2019 West Central Business Office Professionals Conference

Pollock #530

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Agency: CESA 4
Agency Contact: Wayde Pollock
Agency Assistant: Jen Lorenz 6087864840
Location: CESA #4
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669
Facility: Heritage A/B, Discovery Room
10/17/2019 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM Registration and light breakfast will begin at 8:30am; lunch is served at 11:30am.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
9:00am - 3:30pm (Registration 8:30am)

This conference is designed to aid school business office staff handling payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and benefit administration while providing networking time (and door prizes!)
Only $75 per person!  
(includes light breakfast, materials, and lunch)

8:30-9:00am Registration and light breakfast
9:00-9:20am Welcome
(Session #1)

CHOICE A: Streamline Your Financial Audit!
Learn from a former school auditor of 16 years and now a school business official for the last 6 years on how to prepare for an audit. Have documents ready for the auditors before they ask for them. Know what the auditor "red flags" are. Reduce auditor questions and the time they are on site.

CHOICE B: Be a Leader in the OPEB Revolution
Liabilities, compensation strategies and changing employee demographics are just some of the reasons why alternatives to retiree health benefits are at the top of mind for most school districts. We’ll dive deep into the reasons behind the paradigm shift in providing benefits to employees and retirees – from a defined benefit model to a defined contribution approach. Specifically, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of popular replacement strategies including: • Health Reimbursement Arrangements • Post-severance 403(b) contributions • Converting bloated sick leave banks

(Session #2)

CHOICE A: Labor Standards, Reporting Requirements and Compensation Issues
This session will provide up to date information on Fair Labor Standards classification requirements, payroll reporting and deduction requirements and benefit plan participation and administration issues.

CHOICE B: Evidence Based Budget Strategies for Compensation
The right compensation strategy is critical today for recruiting and retaining valuable workers, given the combined talent shortage and skills gap for many employers. What best practices should employers use to best support recruiting and succession planning? How can compensation strategies influence your ability to attract and retain critical talent and sustain company growth? This session will outline leadership strategies to support evidence-based decision-making related to compensation within the budget building process. We will review a process to support gathering relevant data as well as facilitating a pathway to establish organizational buy-in and engagement.
11:30-12:30pm Lunch

12:40-1:30pm (Session #3)

CHOICE A: Record Retention Round Table

Does your District have a record retention policy?  What should you save and for how long?  Where should it be kept and who should have access to it?  At this round table we will discuss the rules, requirements for school districts in Wisconsin, what policies you may have in place and common sense to document management in the Office.

CHOICE B: Skyward Human Resources

Q&A Session with a Skyward Human Resource Trainer. Come with your questions on the payroll process such as payroll accounting adjustments, payroll payables, employee management, true time, sub-tracking, time off, and other payroll topics.

1:40-2:30pm (Session #4)

CHOICE A: Google Sheets and Web Tools for the Business Office:
his session will focus on web tools that make you more organized and efficient at your job. Half of this session will focus on Google Sheets at a basic and intermediate skill level. The other half of this session will focus on business apps. The goal in this session to show web tools that are practical for school business offices and give you some examples of how they can be put to use. Examples include Google Apps, DocuSign, HelloFax, TinyScan and more.

CHOICE B: Reporting to WRS / Retirement Topics
WRS, the state pension plan, will be a source of retirement income for most Wisconsin public school employees like you. How much do you know about this important benefit? Whether you just started your career or are nearing the end of it, this seminar has something for you. You will learn to: • Read/interpret your pension statement. • Calculate your WRS pension benefit. • Choose an appropriate annuity option. • Purchase forfeited service. • Determine whether you will have a retirement income gap. There will be opportunities for questions during the presentation. Bring your latest WRS statement to learn specific information on your WRS benefit.
3:20-3:30pm Wrap-up, Door Prizes, Evals

Please see attached BROCHURE and feel free to contact Wayde Pollock at 608-786-4540/ with any questions or concerns.

Site Location (Google Maps)

Nearby Hotel:
AmericInn, West Salem (0.7 miles)

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event, unless otherwise stated in the event details. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Dietary Restrictions: CESA #4 will make every attempt to accommodate dietary restrictrions as noted in a user's MyQuickReg profile; however, we encourage anyone with a dietary restriction or preference to bring food items in case the event menu cannot fully accommodate. Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Additional Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.