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HR Management Systems Interest Group - "I Have To Comply with What?"
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*FREE* The acronyms are endless….OFCCP, EEO, ERISA, ACA, FMLA…the list goes on and on. You know you have to comply with all these laws and regulations, but how?

When: Friday, June 13, 2014
8:00 AM Registration & Networking; 8:30- 10:00 AM Program
Where: Allstate, West Plaza
3100 Sanders Road
Northbrook, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Lyndy Nierman

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The acronyms are endless….OFCCP, EEO, ERISA, ACA, FMLA…the list goes on and on. You know you have to comply with all these laws and regulations, but how are you going to do it? Who is going to be responsible for maintaining, generating and verifying data, and how do you keep track of all the ongoing changes? 

This HRMS Interest Group event will explore:
  • How can you use existing HRMS data to make compliance easier
  • Best practices for partnering with Finance/Payroll for efficient reporting
  • Coordination of HRMS, benefits, and payroll systems
  • How to maximize your internal systems to comply with documentation and reporting requirements
  • Updates on upcoming changes to OFCCP, EEO and ACA reporting


Pamela Devata, Labor and Employment Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP 

Pam leads Seyfarth's nationwide Background Screening, Litigation & Compliance Team.  She's a national authority and firm go-to for all issues related to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), background screening compliance, use of criminal and credit history, and Electronic Signature issues as well online and manual employment applications. A nationally recognized employment counselor, Pam has participated in numerous interviews, speeches, webinars, and trainings to employers on the subject criminal history and credit checks.  She has leveraged her niche area of expertise into a thriving class action practice. Her employment litigation practice also includes state and federal court cases involving allegations of sex, race, and national origin discrimination and harassment.She counsels both employers, resellers, and consumer reporting agencies of background information on compliance requirements under FCRA and related state laws, develops procedures for appropriately handling high-volume national hiring needs, and she regularly litigates these issues on a single-plaintiff and class-wide basis, as in EEOC v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp., throughout the country.  Pam also testified before the EEOC at a Public Meeting regarding the use of credit checks in employment in Washington, D.C.   Pam is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and was formerly an adjunct professor of Legal Writing at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Earlier this year, she was named by Law360 as a 2013 Rising Star in Employment Law. 

Irina Melnik, Director, Benefits, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Irina leads the strategic development and administration of benefits offerings for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) nationwide.  Irina advocates for the health and wellbeing of more than 5,300 doctors, clinicians and staff at CTCA hospitals and administrative facilities. Irina brings more than 10 years of benefits design, administration, compliance, implementation and delivery experience to CTCA. Before arriving at CTCA, she served in a variety of benefits roles throughout her career, including benefits manager for Fortune Brands and Hollister Incorporated.  In her role as Director, Benefits for CTCA, Irina collaborates with the executive team members and site-based talent representatives to architect and deliver a benefits strategy that includes program design, implementation, and consistently measuring outcomes.  The CTCA objective in the benefits department is to be the leader in healthcare advancing a culture of wellness and wellbeing that result in Stakeholders and families with enhanced optimism and quality of life. 
Irina earned her Master’s Degree in Organizational and Industrial Psychology from Elmhurst Collage and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Illinois in Chicago. 

Mary Hull, HR Solutions, Payroll & HRIS, Hospira

Mary leads the Global HR Operations team at Hospira, Inc. and has responsibility for the HR Shared Service Center, US and Regional Payrolls and the SAP-based HR Information System.  She recently led the successful implementation of a new, global, cloud-based HR system, including employee/manager self-service, payroll and benefits administration, HR reporting, and integration with the Talent Acquisition / ATS system.  In her role, Mary is responsible for EEO, AAP, ACA, and Unemployment reporting and audit, and the maintenance of employee records and compliance documents.  She works with Finance, Legal, IT and other HR teams to ensure accurate and timely reporting of payroll and other data.  Prior to joining Hospira 9 years ago, Mary’s career included over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing management, human resources, systems, staffing, contracts, employee relations, and performance management.  Mary holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Colorado State University.

Linda Anderson, Senior Benefit Administration & Compliance Consultant, Towers Watson

Linda's responsibilities include working with the Towers Watson benefit administration teams to respond to compliance related questions.  Linda also consults directly with clients regarding federal legislation impacting the administration of their employer group health plans.   Prior to joining Towers Watson, Linda managed a business segment of a major outsourcing organization that included leave administration, ERISA appeals administration and participant advocacy.  Linda's career spans the gamut of benefit administration functions over 40+ years.  Linda holds a BBA from Georgia State University with an emphasis in Insurance.


The Human Resource Management Systems Interest Group is sponsored by: Silkroad

This program is approved for 1.5 hours toward PHR/SPHR recertification.*
*Use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) of the quality of this program. It means the program has met the HRCI's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.