Meeting/Event Information

Annual Pennsylvania Payroll Statewide Conference

November 06, 2020
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108




We are holding a food drive for the conference. Please remember the food bank and our military.

  • Food Banks
    • Non-Perishable canned items


  • Military
    • Breakfast bars
    • Instant Oatmeal
    • Drink Mixes


6.00 RCH certification credits have been approved with the APA. 

Featuring: Larry White, CPP.

Larry is a Director of Payroll Training for the American Payroll Association.






Topic Summaries


Electronic Payroll for Today and Tomorrow – Review current statistics on today’s job market.  Discuss ways to align payroll with employee needs and expectations.  Walk through on demand pay options and how they can work for employees and employers. K1700 – K1715 Methods and timing of pay


HR & Payroll as Partners – Review the areas where Payroll and HR can work together to benefit the organization.  Topics will include working together for accurate processing, creating effective employee benefit packages, determining employee compensation backed by payroll data, and teaming up to meet government regulations.  K5102 Implement department processes, K5103 Ability to organize department processes, K5403 Effective Communication, K6203 Ability to validate source date input/output


COVID 19’s Impact on Employee State & Local Withholding - Pre-COVID, multi-State taxation could be difficult to navigate.  Post-COVID, there are many more considerations and the exercise of taxing an Employee correctly.  The trend towards telecommuting is increasing.  The workplace is still not back to pre-COVID circumstances and school and daycare options remain limited.  The telecommuting work environment is becoming the “new normal”.  The presentation will include: defining nexus and its impact on telecommuting, review of reciprocity rules, updates on how states are handling the taxation due to COVID, guidance on the response from Pennsylvania local tax collectors, and updating telecommuting policies and procedures. K1320 Application of multi-state payroll, K2304 Knowledge of multi-site reporting



COVID Legislation on Payroll – An IRS Liaison will discuss the recent legislations issued in response to COVID.  This will include review of FFRCA, CARES, and the Social Security Deferral.  Additional discussions on pitfalls to avoid along with reporting changes on 941 and 941x. K1310 Knowledge of Social Security withholding, K1505 Knowledge of 941, K1506 Knowledge of 941x, K2200 Ability to apply legislative & regulatory standards, K2400 Knowledge of IRS requirements


2020 Challenges for the Payroll Professional – 2020 started off with a significant change to the W-4 and then came COVID.  We will discuss the impact on State Unemployment and Income Tax withholding, relief for non-resident and expatriate employees, Section 139 Disaster Relief payments, and additional expense reimbursement considerations in a remote environment. K2200 Ability to apply legislative & regulatory standards, K1320 Application of multi-state payroll, K1401 K1402 Knowledge of taxable and non-taxable benefits



Promoting You and Your Payroll Department within the Company - When it comes to tax compliance, accurate and timely payments, and employee morale and satisfaction – the Payroll Department is at the top of the list. Why then is Payroll often regarded as that major expense department and is relegated to a small hidden away area of the office complex.  Discover some innovative ways to elevate the perception of the Payroll function in the eyes of your employees and upper management. K5300 – K5307 Management Skills & Practices, K5400 – K5405 Communication & Customer Service


Speaker Bios


Dallas Wilfong - Director, Rapid PayCard - Along with his management role with Rapid PayCard, Dallas travels the US to promote knowledge and education in the Paycard industry through conferences and association meetings. Dallas has been with Rapid PayCard since 2012. Prior to that he worked in the staffing industry. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Business and Public Communications.


Tina Perry Gholson, CPP – Tina has 20+ years in working in payroll and is currently the Payroll Manager for Avery Dennison.  In addition, she is the current President of the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the American Payroll Association and a member of the National Speakers Bureau.  Tina has her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Ursuline College.


Trish Richardson, CPP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - Tricia has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of workforce management (payroll processing, taxation, employee handbooks, human resources, and benefits) She studied at the University of Maryland University College focused on Accounting and Business Management. For the National American Payroll Association, Tricia is a Member of the National Speakers Bureau and a Contributing Writer to Paytech Magazine, a regular periodical provided to over 20,000 Members. For the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the American Payroll Association, Tricia currently serves as the Website and Social Media Coordinator and oversees and teaches the Payroll and Human Resource Certification Study Groups. She has previously served as both the Vice President and President of the Chapter.


Philip G. Yamalis – Phil is a Senior Stakeholder Liaison in the Mid-Atlantic Area Stakeholder Liaison Office of Internal Revenue Service’s Communications & Liaison Division. Yamalis began his career at the IRS in 1991 as a Taxpayer Service Representative in the former Pittsburgh District. Philip coordinates the annual IRS Working Together conference in Western PA and West Virginia. He has conducted numerous presentations to small business, practitioner, and general audiences on topics such as IRS policies and procedures, electronic tax administration, and tax law issues. Philip attended the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Business & Economics. As a post-graduate, he has subsequently completed several additional accounting courses at Community College of Allegheny County and Robert Morris University.


Ronii Rizzo - Ronii is a Managing Director leading the Global Payroll Services practice in the U.S., and is the Chairperson of BDO’s Customized Payroll Solutions team worldwide. Ronii specializes in the taxation and payroll reporting of U.S. nationals working abroad and foreign nationals working in the U.S. Ronii’s experience includes comprehensive payroll and employment tax consulting, shadow payroll implementation, transfer and set-up of newly acquired expatriate programs and more, working in conjunction with our expatriate tax services and compensation and benefits teams to ensure the compliance of our clients and their globally mobile employees.


Larry White, CPP – Larry has been serving in the payroll industry for nearly 40 years and is currently a Director of Payroll Training for the American Payroll Association. His responsibilities include the presentation, development, and review of APA training courses. Larry has taught Payroll Administration at Tulsa Community College and he holds a degree in Communications from the University of Tulsa.


$125.00 HOTEL TICKET: Statewide Conference - (Western PA Chapter members)

$175.00 HOTEL TICKET: Statewide Conference - (non Western PA Chapter members)

$100.00 ONLINE ONLY TICKET: Statewide Conference - (Western PA Chapter members)

$150.00 ONLINE ONLY TICKET: Statewide Conference - (non Western PA Chapter members)