Faculty Senate Resolution 2005-2006-03

Payroll Planning for Hurricane Katrina

 

 

Whereas the press has been replete with perceptions of lack of planning for Hurricane Katrina by various agencies and authorities, and

 

Whereas the Payroll Office and the Human Resources Office at Southeastern face a stiff challenge at the start of any fall semester in making payroll on time, and

 

Whereas the Payroll Office and the Human Relations Office finished their work on the August faculty payroll prior to the onset of the storm, and

 

WHEREAS to accomplish this achievement various members of the Payroll Office and the Human Resources Office worked over the weekend of August 27 and 28, 2005, and

 

WHEREAS the fortuitous nature of this proactive work was evident in that the electricity ceased for three days starting on the morning of August 29, and

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Whereas time is money:

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT the Faculty Senate thank the following Southeastern Payroll Office employees for their dedication to the tasks indicated:

 

Sandy Beavers for ensuring accuracy in the payroll accounts by painstaking attention to details of budget numbers and pay categories and also for seeing to proper keeping of manual records for new employees.

 

Debbie Ferrara for working with spreadsheets and deduction registers to verify that all deductions were correct for the payroll period. 

Kristin Lobell for entering all adjustments for classified and unclassified employees and balancing the payroll between TimeCentre and PeopleSoft.


Janet Rester for running the processes to load PeopleSoft and discerning the differences between direct deposit and paper checks and for coming in during the days after Hurricane Katrina to prepare a computer disk to send to banks which did not receive the electronic file for direct deposit of biweekly payroll. 

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Faculty Senate thank the following Southeastern Human Resource Office employees for their dedication to the tasks indicated:

 

Jessie Roberts for supervising and entering data into PeopleSoft to guarantee the proper rate of pay and departmental charges.

John Impson for adding position numbers for those employees who worked outside of their normal departments and for entering additional pay for unclassified employees who work for athletics.

M. Sue Jones for entering all payroll deductions for the employees and working with Debbie Ferrara to verify that the deductions were correct.

Carmen Robertson for verifying that the disbursement system was set up correctly with regard to wages and taxes for each employee.