NE Region Payroll & Benefits Seminar for Support Staff 2022-2023

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Date: Feb. 15, 2023

Location: NEONET | 700 Graham Rd. | Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Cost: Member - $100 | Non-Member - $200

This seminar is designed to ensure financial staff performing payroll and benefits duties are up to date on best practices, cyber security issues, STRS/SERS updates and legal topics in the areas of FLSA, FMLA, HSA, COBRA, and 403b/457s.

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*All regional seminars are in-person with the Central region being offered as a hybrid with zoom links and recording.


8:30 a.m. 
STRS/SERS Update (CPIM Approved)
Patty Gordon, STRS
Katie Talbert, SERS

9:15 a.m.
Payroll Best Practices & Internal Controls (CPIM Approved)
Randy Drewyor, Perrysburg EVSD

10:15 a.m. 

10:30 a.m.
FLSA, FMLA, HAS, Cobra – Legal Update (CPIM Approved)
Immy Singh, Bricker & Eckler 

11:30 a.m. 

12:30 p.m.
Cyber Security Issues (CPIM Approved)
Tom Munson, DataServ 

1:30 p.m.
403B/457/Roth – Do’s and Don’ts (CPIM Approved)
Chad Vavpetic, Equitable 

2:15 p.m. 

2:30 p.m.
Payroll & Benefits Roundtable

Randy Drewyor, Perrysburg EVSD 

3:00 p.m.
Conclusion and Q&A

Patty Gordon

Employer Education Sr. Coordinator, STRS

Patty Gordon is an Employer Education Sr. Coordinator with State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) of Ohio.  She’s been employed with STRS for 11 years, with eight of those years in Employer Education.  Prior to working for STRS, Patty was in Human Resources and Payroll.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.  Growing up in Ohio, she has been a lifelong Buckeye fan.  She enjoys travelling with her husband and 2 daughters, gardening, baking and listening to music.

Katie Talbert

Employer Outreach Coordinator, SERS

Katie Talbert has served in Employers Services at the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS) for 12 years. She currently serves as an Employer Outreach Specialist at SERS.

She provides customer service to employers who call with inquiries regarding their roles and responsibilities as well as conducts both virtual and in-person trainings. She also has been instrumental in creating a variety of instructional guides for employers and web tutorials to help train employers.

Talbert graduated from Ohio Dominican University with a Bachelor of Science in Business degree. 

Immy Singh

Of Counsel, Bricker & Eckler LLP

Immy Singh is an experienced attorney who has provided effective legal counsel for more than 12 years in the public sector, specifically in education law. She advises executive leaders on a wide range of legal and policy issues and is well-versed in communicating and interacting with senior executives and government officials at all levels. Knowledgeable in state and federal regulations that impact K-12 schools and public agencies, she is eager to collaborate with clients to offer leadership and direction for both routine and complex legal needs in the education industry.

Former Chief Legal Counsel with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Immy advised the State Board of Education, the State Superintendent and ODE on statutory and regulatory matters. Coordinating with the Ohio Attorney General’s office, she managed all phases of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, trial and settlement. Additional legal experience in this role included advice regarding COVID-19school closures, implementation of legislative enactments, contract negotiations, public records, ethics, and overseeing internal labor and employment matters.

Tom Munson

Director of Strategic Partnerships, DataServ/ShareOhio

Tom Munson the Director of Strategic Partnerships with DataServ. He has held numerous sales, sales leadership, product management and channel program positions with various technology organizations. Tom has spent most of his 40 year career working in the public sector with focus on education.

Tom and his wife, Lisa, live in Dublin, Ohio. They have three adult children – two in Chicago and one in Orlando. Tom is a high school varsity basketball official. He enjoys traveling, golf, running and training

Chad Vavpetic

Financial Professional, Equitable

Randy Drewyor

Treasurer/CFO, Perrysburg EVSD

Randy joined the Perrysburg Exempted Village School District team in September 2021 as Treasurer/CFO for the district. Randy came to Perrysburg after as Treasurer/CFO for Huron City Schools and the Bright Local School District. Randy has used his skills as an educator in management & finance and business leader to improve fiscal office and district operations and improve communications with the Board of Education and public.


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NE Region Payroll & Benefits Seminar for Support Staff 2022-2023
02/15/2023 at 8:00 AM (EST)   |  7 hours, 30 minutes
02/15/2023 at 8:00 AM (EST)   |  7 hours, 30 minutes
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