ARCHIVED EVENTS

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 11, 2018 SPEAKER –

JULIE HERREN – COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR – 

                                UNEMPLOYMENT DIVISION

  • UNEMPLOYMENT – Correct wage reporting
  • How premiums and benefits are calculated
  • Accurate premium payments
  • Using on-line tools to manage unemployment premium accounts
  • Proper classification of workers as employees or independent contractors
  • Understanding the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Process

Julie Herren is employed at the CO Dept of Labor and Employment as an Auditor within the Division of Unemployment.  She has held the position for over 8 years.  Julie has a BS in Accounting and over 15 years of prior experience working in public accounting and tax.  Julie currently works in Fort Collins and the northeast region.  Her role involves enforcing unemployment insurance regulations and statutes established as part of the CO Employment Securities Act, focusing on proper wage reporting and the correct classification of workers.  Julie is passionate about her work with the people of the State of Colorado.

September 20, 2018  NCPA presents – Tina Harkness, Esquire, SPHR, SHRM –                                                                                         “Hot Topics in Employment Law 2018.

Ms. Harkness is an employment law attorney and the Director of the Employer’s Council (formerly MSEC) regional office in Loveland, CO.  She represents employers in a wide variety of employment law matters. Tina is a frequent speaker and facilitator of training on topics including legal issues in managing employees, harassment prevention, civil rights, managing employee medical issues, diversity, and other subjects. Tina has presented workshops at the annual Rocky Mountain Payroll Conference and has previously given presentations to our chapter.  We’re very privileged to have her back again!

We invite you to come join us for a delicious catered speaker luncheon on September 20th!

The cost of your first chapter visit/lunch is only $10!  Subsequent meeting costs will be $25.00 for Colorado APA chapter members.  The Non-member cost is $35.  

An R.S.V.P. is required to ncpchapter@gmail.com. 

Location:  Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 5400 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland, CO.  The business luncheon meeting will start promptly at 11:30 a.m.  The Speaker will present from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.  

MENU:  Delicious Chef’s Surprise! by CHEF KEN ROSANDER, Main Street Catering 

In our monthly chapter meetings we strive to provide you with the most current information possible. The speakers that we invite to present to our chapter members are professionals who are experts in their field. They come equipped with the most up-to-date legislative, payroll, or HR-related information to help make your payroll efforts more efficient and precise!

 

 

August 16, 2018 – NCPA presents – JB Morey, CPP – “Emotional Intelligence”

JB Morey, CPP is the guest speaker for the upcoming August 16th meeting.  Mr. Morey will present the “Emotional Intelligence” presentation provided by the APA at the 2016 APA Chapter Leadership Summit in Las Vegas.  We are priviledged and excited to have him back again!

This 60-minute program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools to develop your emotional intelligence.  You’ll learn how to avoid self-sabotaging outcomes by altering how you perceive and respond to emotionally charged situations.  In addition, you’ll improve your ability to resolve conflict constructively, create a productive work environment, build and mend relationships, and bounce back from setbacks and disappointment.

Speaker Bio

J.B. Morey, CPP, has been in the payroll field for over 17 years.  During his career, he has worked for both private and public sector employers in processing and supervisory roles, dealing with multi-state and global payrolls.

On a national level, J.B. is a long time and active member of the APA.  In 2013 he served on the Standard Setting Committee reviewing the CPP/FPC test criteria, from 2014-2016 he served as the Board of Advisor for APA’s Region 5, is a member of APA’s National Speakers Bureau, and just completed a two-year term on the Chapter Recognition Committee.

On a local level J.B. served on the DCPA’s Executive Board of Directors from 2008-2017, including two terms as both Vice President and President.  Through the years he has served on every committee the chapter offers, including 10 consecutive years on the RMRPC Planning Committee.  In 2014 J.B. was recognized for his involvement and promotion of Payroll as a Profession, and was awarded the honor of DCPA’s Payroll Professional of the Year.

July 19, 2018  Educational Luncheon Speaker Meeting 

                             Speaker: Becky Logan, CPP      Sr. Payroll Specialist      Meyer Foods, Loveland, CO 

PAYROLL BEST PRACTICES:

 *Reporting

*Controls – Internal & External

*Separation of Duties

*Direct Deposit & Fraud

*Payroll Reconciliations

*Pay Frequency & The Extra Pay Period

Becky’s been working in payroll for 20+ years and loves it!  Becky joined the American Payroll Association in 2009 and joined the Northern CO Payroll Association in 2014.  She received her Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) in March of 2015.  Becky was recently appointed as the NCPA Education and Study Group Chairperson and is a current board member.  She served in the same capacity in 2016-2017.  In 2016, NCPA named Becky the Payroll Professional of the Year at the Rocky Mountain Regional Conference in Loveland, CO.

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We invite you to come join us for a delicious catered speaker luncheon on July 19th!

The cost of your first chapter visit/lunch is only $10!  Subsequent meeting costs will be $25.00 for Colorado APA chapter members.  The Non-member cost is $35.  

An R.S.V.P. is required to ncpchapter@gmail.com. 

Location:  Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 5400 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland, CO.  The business luncheon meeting will start promptly at 11:30 a.m.  The Speaker will present from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.  

MENU:  Delicious Chef’s Surprise! by CHEF KEN ROSANDER, Main Street Catering 

In our monthly chapter meetings we strive to provide you with the most current information possible. The speakers that we invite to present to our chapter members are professionals who are experts in their field. They come equipped with the most up-to-date legislative, payroll, or HR-related information to help make your payroll efforts more efficient and precise!

 

June 21,  2018             Luncheon Speaker Meeting

11:30 am  Loveland Chamber of Commerce

We are very excited to bring back Janine Archuletta with the Family Support Registry!

Janine will present on the changes that have been made to the Income Withholding Order (IWO) form.  She will be introducing a new policy her division will implement 9/1/18 regarding the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) withholding limits which are set by the Consumer Credit Protection Act. Employers will no longer need to calculate this.

 

Janine Archuletta works for the Colorado Division of Child Support Services (CDCSS). She oversees the daily operations of the Family Support Registry’s Employer Services Unit. She serves as a resource to employers and is the CDCSS’s subject matter expert on an employer’s role in the program. She has worked 20 plus years in child support. Her background includes working at the county and state levels. Her experience has given her a diversity of knowledge of child support laws and procedures. She thrives to ensure that employers receive excellent customer service and get the resources needed to assist the program with helping families achieve economic security. Join her for an informational fun session about all things child support.

Janine Archuletta
FSR Employer Services Team Lead

 

MAY SPEAKER PRESENTATION: Immediate Employer Healthcare Impacts of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Date:  Thursday MAY 17, 2018 11:30 am to 1:00 pm             

See Upcoming Events for meeting cost and other information.

Speaker:  Aaron Webb, Black Diamond Benefits

Topic:      Immediate Healthcare Impacts of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Summary:  As predicted, Obamacare has neither been repealed nor replaced. However, reform is far from dead in the water!

Join us for this up-to-date presentation on:

  1. Immediate Changes to Employer-sponsored Healthcare as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

  2. The Results of Current Executive Orders on Employer Coverage Options

  3. Intended and Unintended Consequences to the Individual Market and What this Means for Employers

In his typical fashion, Mr. Webb blends non-partisan candor with practical advice for employers navigating the complex landscape of employer-sponsored health plans. This fact-based presentation intended for 2018-19 business planning is suggested for the HR and Payroll Professional alike. We hope you’ll join us for this current look at both the Legislative and Executive changes happening to healthcare now!

Speaker Information:

     Mr. Webb has been a health insurance professional since November 2003, working almost
exclusively with small to midsize employers. He is a well known presenter on health care
reform and health insurance strategy to the Society for Human Resource Management,
American Payroll Association, Mountain States Employers Council, numerous Chambers of
Commerce, and other professional member groups. His subject matter expertise and
passion for education and advocacy amidst the current landscape of health care are the
trademarks of his brokerage firm.
Aaron’s past accolades have included a top ten ranking in a Forbes 400 organization, the
successful re-branding of two benefits firms, and the development of numerous insurance
industry-specific blogs and training manuals.
Mr. Webb holds a Master’s degree from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor’s degree
from the University of Tennessee. He is a former board member for the Boulder Area Human
Resource Association, the Riverside Mountaineering School, and he loves giving back via
client events and local philanthropy. As one of those crazy locals who ski 12 months a
year, he is also a rock climbing and avalanche safety instructor, a former ski patroller, and
these days he and his wife run a part-time taxi service for their 3 growing children.

April 19, 2018:   BECOMING A CERTIFIED PAYROLL PROFESSIONAL – A PANEL DISCUSSION Enhancing Your Career and Becoming Highly Marketable along the Front Range

Please plan to attend April’s educational panel discussion with NCPA members who attended our 35-hour Spring Study Group and who recently sat for the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam.   These panelists will share their Study Group experience as well as information about the four-hour exam.  Chapter Officers will discuss the criteria for taking these exams, provide information about the American Payroll Association as well as how to begin preparing NOW for the next testing window!

DATE:  MARCH 15, 2018

Debt, Credit Scores, and Retirement Accumulation – What your employees struggle with and how you can help

Overview: We spend 12-16 years in school, yet never learn how to ‘Adult’ when it comes to our personal finances. As this avoidance approach has run through multiple generations, it is apparent that we need to raise the importance of implementing ‘Financial Education’ into the workplace. We’re going to work together and dismantle the most ‘complex’ financial topics to hone in on what’s most important to improve financial trajectories.

Speaker:  Trevor Mickelson has spent his career in the arena of risk mitigation and financial education. His mission is to help every organization and their employees and clients realize daily opportunities to turn debt into wealth, protect their livelihood and safeguard their future for generations to come, and most importantly, help all strive to do what they love!  Trevor has previously presented to our chapter and has given presentations at the Rocky Mountain Payroll Conference the last few years.  He is engaging and will truly give you valuable information that can last a life time!

We invite you to come join us for a delicious catered speaker luncheon. The cost of your first chapter visit/lunch is only $10!  Subsequent meeting costs will be $25.00 for NCPA chapter members.  The Non-member cost is $35.  See Membership for more information.  An R.S.V.P. is required to attend a meeting by emailing us at ncpchapter@gmail.com.  Monthly meetings are held at the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 5400 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland, CO.  The business luncheon meeting will start promptly at 11:30 a.m.  Speakers will present from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

In our monthly chapter meetings we strive to provide you with the most current information possible. The speakers that we invite to present to our chapter members are professionals who are experts in their field. They come equipped with the most up-to-date legislative, payroll, or HR-related information to help make your payroll efforts more efficient and precise.

Sexual Harassment:  How to Prevent, Respond, and Move Forward

FEBRUARY 15, 2018

We are very privileged to have attorney Tina Harkness, Esq., SPHR, Director of the Northern Regional Office of the Mountain States Employer’s Council coming back to present:

Sexual Harassment:  How to Prevent, Respond, and Move Forward

With Sexual Harassment dominating the headlines, now is the perfect time to ensure that your organization is equipped to prevent sexual harassment in your workplace.  Join us for a discussion about how not only to prevent, but also how to effectively respond to allegations of sexual harassment, as well as how to move your employees forward during such a critical time.   ​

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017, 11:30 am TO 1:00 pm, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 5400 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland, CO:

VERIFYING PAYROLL SYSTEM CALCULATIONS – A MUST FOR EVERY PAYROLL PROFESSIONAL!

Presented by: Cyndy Davidson, CPP, Encana Services Company Ltd.

Do you know if your payroll software calculates your paychecks correctly?   Spend some time refreshing your memory on how to manually calculate gross ups, taxable fringe benefits, source income and much more!

Cyndy Davidson, CPP – Bio

Cyndy Davidson received her Certified Payroll Professional Certification in spring 2002 and most recently re-certified in 2014.   Currently employed by Encana Services Company Ltd. as the Payroll Manager, she has worked in a variety of industries processing their payrolls.   Cyndy is active in both the American Payroll Association (APA) and in the Denver Chapter Payroll Association (DCPA).    She has been a speaker at the Rocky Mountain Regional Payroll Conference, an Educational Speaker for the DCPA at monthly Chapter meeting, and a co-facilitator for the DCPA Study Group.    Cyndy was honored as the 2007 Denver Chapter Payroll Association Payroll Person of the Year.  

 

 

The Annual ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL PAYROLL CONFERENCE  

October 18 – 20, 2017  GOLDEN, COLORADO 

http://denverapa.org/Rocky_Mountain_Regional_Payroll_Conference

SEE REGIONAL CONFERENCE PAGE AND VISIT DCPA’S WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

 

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 12TH

TWO VERY SPECIAL IRS EXPERTS WILL BE JOINING US TO PRESENT:  

EVERYTHING (and then some) YOU’VE EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TAX LEVIES AND TAX LIENS! 

Our main speaker is a Fraud Technical Advisor for CO, WY, & MT from the IRS Collections Division and she will be bringing a colleague who is a Tax Attorney from the IRS Counsel’s office.  Together, they will be discussing/answering your questions, some of which are shown below:

  • What is a federal or state tax lien?
  • What is the difference between a tax lien and a tax levy?
  • Can an employee request that their tax lien garnishment be stopped?
  • What information must an employer provide on a tax lien?
  • Are tax liens a lump sum determined by the IRS or a calculation employer’s perform?
  • Do employer’s have to notify the employee?  
  • How soon must the deduction be taken after a tax lien is received?  
  • What if you receive a tax lien for an employee you already have a child support order or other garnishment or tax lien in place for?  
MENU:  Time for Oktoberfest… Brats, German Potato Salad, Vegetable, Salad, Dessert, etc… we’ll offer a couple of chicken breasts as well for those who might not eat Bratwurst (pork) sausage.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017: THE IRS IS COMING!! GUEST SPEAKER:  KAREN GURGEL, SPECIAL AGENT WITH THE IRS.  Karen will be presenting on IRS Criminal Investigations and Current Fraud Trends.

Karen Gurgel has been a Special Agent with IRS-Criminal Investigation for seventeen years working a variety of financial fraud cases, including false claims submitted to the IRS, tax evasion, preparation of fraudulent tax returns, conspiracy to defraud the United States Government, mail fraud, wire fraud and various violations of the bank secrecy act.

August 17, 2017:  Guest Speaker:  

Linda Springer, CPP and Past President, VP, Ed Chair and most likely every other office at DCPA; Director of Payroll and Tax Compliance, Mosaic Employer Solutions, Greenwood Village, CO

Topic:  Quarterly 941 Filing: The Full Process, Great Tips and When to Use the 941x Linda will be bringing her payroll tax expertise to our chapter, so bring a list of questions with you and take advantage of this great opportunity!

July 20, 2017:  Guest Speaker:  Michael Goodwin,  Special Agent with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations. Mr. Goodwin is going to discuss E-verify mandates, I-9 updates and IMAGE,  ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers.

June 15, 2017:  Guest Speaker: Tina Harkness, Esq, SPHR and Director of the Northern Regional Office of MSEC.  Ms. Harkness will be discussing marijuana in the work place and employer requirements and policy structure.

May 18, 2017:  Guest Speaker: Janine Archuletta is an FSR Employer Services Administrator with Colorado Child Support Services.  Ms. Archuletta will be addressing the upcoming June 30, 2017 deadline for Colorado DCSS to comply with the federal payment withholding directions discussed in the attached article that was printed in APA’s March Paytech magazine.