October 2018 Print

    President's Report

    By Carrie Louise Hovell, CPP

    Hello VSPC –

    Can you believe that the Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference, “Payroll Revolution,” is only 6 days away? It is very exciting to see that we have about 200 attendees coming from as far away as North Carolina.

    Our exhibit hall is going to be very active. This year we have 19 exhibitors and 6 of them are NEW to the VSPC. Be sure and stop by each vendor and thank them for their support. If it was not for the vendors, this conference would not be possible.

    This year’s charity is awesome! Transitions Family Violence Services has been around for over 40 years. Their mission is to build safe and healthy families by supporting healthy, violence-free family life. More importantly, they provide comprehensive domestic violence services in our conference area. Each year, the VSPC works with a charity that is local to the conference location.

    Transitions has a very comprehensive and simple wish list. Their items can be picked up and added to your shopping cart when you are at just about any store. Visit their wish list and help us make Transitions even better than they are today. Like always, we will have our charity raffles. This year they consist of wines, emergency roadside kit, and Echo Plus, just to name a few. Be sure to stop by the table and purchase your tickets. In total, there are 12 raffles.

    If you can’t tell, I am so super excited about this year’s conference. In addition to the “Payroll Revolution”, this conference is being held in one of the most historic areas in our region. I hope that you have planned some time to visit historic Williamsburg while you are here.

    Thursday evening is our evening social. We hope you come and get your groove on. This year, we have some fantastic prizes that are being drawn for during the social, but you have to be present to win.

    To wrap it up…. If I do not know you, I look forward to meeting you at the conference, and if I do then I will be sure and say Hi! I wish everyone safe travels and I will see you soon at the “Payroll Revolution”.

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    Exhibitors, Sponsors and Government Sponsors

    The VSPC provides attendees with the opportunity to engage with leading companies displaying and demonstrating their products. We are excited to introduce exhibitors who will be participating this year and offering you a unique chance to experience the latest technology and innovations.

    Platinum Sponsor - TimeClock Plus

    On The Web, On The Wall or On The Go. Time Collection for Every Industry.

    Innovative interface allows employees to easily view hours, approve time, and request time off all in real-time from any clocking terminal, WebClock, or Mobile app. 

    Time and Attendance & Workforce Managment Solutions

    Gold Sponsor - Global Cash Card

    Global Cash Card offers a host of exciting benefits that employees will instantly appreciate, including mobile access and a robust rewards program.  Learn more about our products and services by visiting us at

    Silver Sponsor - Bloomberg Tax

    Payroll on Bloomberg Tax is built to get you to the right answer faster and more efficiently. Get all the payroll intelligence you need with Bloomberg Tax expert analysis, perspectives and practical guidance, in-depth news, useful tools, and extensive primary source material — all on one easy-to-use, intuitive research platform.

    Visit to download a FREE trial.

    Bronze Sponsor - Dominion Payroll

    Dominion Payroll is much more than a workforce management company; we’re your partners, tailoring solutions custom-fitted to your business’ unique needs with industry-leading software and exemplary support. Empowering your business…that’s our business.  Learn more by visiting us at

    Bronze Sponsor - FSV Payment Systems

    One of the nation's largest prepaid card providers. Our leading edge technology, combined with the trust, strength and stability of U.S. Bank, providesa employers with quick program implementation, comprehensive training and increased opertational efficiencies.  Learn more about FSV Prepaid solutions, visit:

    Bronze Sponsor - HBS 

    HBS is a leading provider of time and attendance solutions for small-, mid- and enterprise-sized organizations. HBS’s ecotime® was designed to seamlessly integrate with an organization’s payroll, human resources or accounting system. By improving data collection, managerial visibility, and enforcing pay policies, ecotime® has been proven to reduce costs, save time, and minimize risk.

    Visit our website to learn more about our products and services

    Bronze Sponsor - iiPay

    Global Payroll Services

    We deliver global and scalable client payroll solutions mapped to the client’s footprint, under a single master service agreement. Our advanced gross-to-net software reduces the need for third-party involvement in payroll processing, delivering a leaner, more comprehensive approach to managing a payroll from beginning to end.  Visit our website

    Bronze Sponsor - NETSPEND

    Learn more about Netspends prepaid card visit

    Bronze Sponsor - NOVAtime Technology

    NOVAtime is a leader in integrating Workforce Management solutions with Human Resource and Payroll systems. Known for its scalable and leading-edge software and hardware technology, NOVAtime has been selected as the preferred Workforce Management / Time and Attendance solution provider by many of the best-managed companies in the world. Learn more about NOVAtime Technology, visit

    Bronze Sponsor - Rapid PAYCARD

    Did you know that the rapid! PayCard is cost-free to implement and offers extensive personal training and marketing to ensure that your prepaid card program is a success? 

    Learn more today, contact:
    888.828.2270 • •

    Bronze Sponsor - Robert Half


    Accountemps specializes in providing businesses with skilled finance and accounting professionals on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. We quickly find you highly-skilled candidates who are the best fit for your hiring needs by combining cutting-edge recruiting technology and matching algorithms, best-in-class customer service, and seven decades of experience.

    Learn more about how can help your company visit 

    Bronze Sponsor - Ultimate Software 

    Operating with a commitment to always put people first, Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, compensation, and time and labor management cloud solutions that seamlessly connect people with the information and tools they need to work smarter.

    Stop by our booth and spend four minutes with us and discover how person-centered technology can help transform the way you do business.

    For more information visit

    Copper Sponsor - Paylocity


    Reduce manual effort, simplify core processes, and deliver key insights to your organization with intuitive software solutions. Learn how Paylocity can simplify your everyday tasks:

    Copper Sponsor - PenSoft 


    Simplify your payroll with the best value in payroll software for small to mid-sized businesses. Our packages make one of the most complex, time-consuming tasks employers face as simple as a few key-strokes. Visit our website to learn how we can help you streamline your payroll process.


    Copper Sponsor - Randstad

    At Randstad, our finance and accounting staffing specialists invest the time with you up front to ensure we thoroughly understand the hiring opportunity, your company culture and any complexities of the situation so as to select the best candidate for your consideration. Visit our website to find the best solution for your organization-

    Patron Sponsors - Market Place

    Government Sponsors

    Virginia Department of the Treasury Unclaimed Property Program protects the property interests of citizens by promoting compliance with the unclaimed property act and returns unclaimed property to the rightful owner.

    Visit us in the exhibit hall and our team will help you identify and claim property rightfully yours.  Learn more by visiting

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are accurate, objective, relevant, timely, and accessible.

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the way tax is calculated. The IRS encourages taxpayers to perform a quick “paycheck checkup” by using the Withholding Calculator to check if they have the right amount of withholding for their personal situation.

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    The Speaker Committee would like to thank our Exhibitor Speakers for their support of continuing payroll education and the 2018 Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference. This Exhibitor support helps keep VSPC running smoothly year after year.
    Attendees have two opportunities to show their appreciation for the continued support from these Exhibitors. Please be sure to stop by and thank our representatives in the Exhibit Hall, and attend their sessions on Thursday.

    Session: Thursday Breakout 1a (9:30 – 11:00am)

    Title: DOL Compliance: Is Your Organization at Risk?

    Description: Is your organization prepared for a Department of Labor (DOL) audit? Increased federal and state labor regulations, coupled with restrictive budgets has made employee management and compliance particularly challenging. Come learn how the coming changes could affect your organization, and gain valuable insight on how the right labor management tools can ensure compliance with FLSA, FMLA, and ACA while simplifying and improving your workforce management process.

    Session: Thursday Breakout 2a (1:10 – 2:40pm)

    Title: Paycards: Generational Trends Shaping the Future of Worker Pay

    Description: A national study reveals hidden habits, perceptions, and preferences of American workers when it comes to money and pay. Understanding the perceptions and needs related to pay of the youngest members of the workforce is vital to an organization wanting to remain at the forefront of worker trends and being successful in recruiting and retaining top talent.

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    Social Media

    By Corrie Hurt, CPP

    Social Media Contest Will Bring Attendees Out of their Comfort Zone

    Here we are in October already and the conference is fast approaching. Social Media is an outlet that is used by so many people in a professional and personal realm. The idea to incorporate a Social Media contest should not come as a surprise to many of you. The days of traditional phone calls and face-to-face meetings are becoming a thing of the past. Social Media platforms offer a way to connect with peers and colleagues at any time. The Social Media Contest that is being incorporated at this year’s conference will allow more networking opportunities and will promote the speakers and the exhibitors that are in attendance. When we promote what others are doing, it helps showcase their company and can help with their future growth as well.

    There are ten tasks to complete in the Social Media contest and a Bonus. This will require attendees to come out of their comfort zone and interact with others. Visiting vendor booths, attending the breakout sessions, socializing during meal time and posting pictures of the speakers are just to name a few. Get excited and plan to get involved at this year’s conference. You may find that you will easily make lasting friendships and connections that may not have been achieved any other way!

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    By Robin Underwood, CPP

    Give the gift of safety today

    Help a family transition in a home

    Necessities for a family in shelter for 2 nights

    Art/play therapy session for a child

    Responding to a crisis call with follow-up services

    You can donate online or mail your check to PO Box 562, Hampton, VA 23669. Remember it is not too late to bring a personal or household item from the list below. Again, thank you for your support with this year’s charity.

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    VSPC Social

    By Martha Seemiller, CPP

    Wow, can you believe only a few weeks until we are back together for another fun-filled 2 days of conference fun?  The time really flies by when you are having fun preparing for the VSPC conference, “Payroll Revolution – Then and Now”.

    This conference is going to be a great, great Social event, great prizes, great raffles and great people to get together with. Did you know that back in the past, people were paid with various items, not just money? They were paid with Salt, Cloth, Chickens, Coins, and Beer, yes they were paid in Beer for work they did. These items were considered very important so when people did not have money to pay employees with they gave them other items.

    So this year the centerpieces reflect days past with satchels of sweet-smelling bath salt. Please take some home as our way of thanking you for being with us. We have also been working on some great entertainment. We will have a great DJ, “Kenny Stockman” and we will play the VSPC version of “Deal or No Deal” at the evening social on Thursday night.

    Prizes include a Kate Spade purse, Amazon Echo’s, and even a TV to name a few.  I hope to see everyone there. And please, if you see a board member at the conference, say hi, we love to talk with attendees and see how you like what we are providing.

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    Chapter News

    Richmond Chapter Year-End All Day Seminar – Save the Date

    December 5, 2018, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with more details to come.

    See Richmond Chapter website for more information.

    Workforce Development Day
    Saturday, October 20, 2018
    9:00 am – 2:30 pm

    Our annual Workforce Development Day will be held on Saturday, October 20th at the Fairfax County Government Center. This course is designed to focus on the “soft skills” to help grow your career. Sessions will be led by several seasoned payroll leaders in our community. We are usually so busy keeping up with the complexity of payroll, this is an opportunity to focus on developing ourselves!

    Session 1: Kick your career up a notch – breaking through the ceiling with your CPP or FPC.

    Whether you are currently certified or are interested in obtaining your certification, this session will help you understand how to leverage your payroll certification to take you further in your payroll career. Speaker Ashley Falls, CPP will share the experience that helped her get to a Payroll Director level.

    Session 2: The ‘secret’ ingredient to improving customer service – understanding emotional intelligence.

    Understandably employees can be emotional when they have payroll issues big or small. This session will teach you how to improve the customer service you provide your employees by understanding emotional intelligence and using that knowledge to your advantage. Speaker Julia Lopez Divack, CPP will give you the tools to handle the employee or staff issue you encounter.

    Session 3: Behind the office door – Organization and time management tips of a successful Payroll Manager.

    We know how busy your day can be, if you are struggling to get it all done this session is for you! Speaker Sarah Truman, CPP will share her favorite time management tips and organization tricks that will help you to successfully manage your day.

    Location: Fairfax County Government Center
    Registration $30 and includes lunch

    Please visit WMAC-APA for more information and registration.

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