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Chapter Meeting

March 10, 2021
12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108

Meetings begin at 12 noon with lunch followed by meeting beginning at 1 pm. Meeting concluded by 4:30 pm.

Please remember the food bank and our military.

  • Food Banks
    • Non-Perishable canned items


  • Military
    • Breakfast bars
    • Instant Oatmeal
    • Drink Mixes

3.00 RCH certification credits are pending approval with the APA.


Paving the Way for the Future of Pay: Staying on the Right Side of Compliance

(1.00 RCHs)


As consumer behaviors continue to change and evolve, so too do the needs of employees when it comes to how they are paid and what they expect from employers in support of their financial wellness.

Often when it comes to adopting new methods of pay for employees, the biggest hurdle isn’t technology or culture—it’s navigating the complexities of federal and state compliance. With the federal government and 50 states each dictating their own (sometimes conflicting) requirements, it can be challenging for to best serve the needs of their employees, while mitigating compliance risk. The session also explores insights on the future of pay and best practices to navigate federal and state compliance complexities. Learn how your company can leverage pay as a competitive advantage when recruiting the next generation of workers, while mitigating compliance risk.


George Mavrantzas

George Mavrantzas - VP Strategy & Thought Leadership ADP - George is a member of the Wage Payments Executive team. He
devises and executes strategic decisions for the business & delivers thought leadership and on-site presentations. George is a
recognized expert and prolific speaker in the payments industry, and he is invited to speak at over 50 industry conferences a year to educate professionals on the ever-changing payments landscape & benefits of electronic pay. He is a national member of the
American Payroll Association. In addition, he is a member of the APA’s National Speakers Bureau and a recipient of the APA’s
Citation of Merit for his contributions to the payroll industry. George is a graduate of the University of North Florida and resides in
Jacksonville, Florida


2020 A Year End Review - 2021 The New Normal and Its Impact on Payroll

(2.00 RCHs)


Discuss how positions changed in 2020 due to COVID. Topics include: tax rules followed and those we ignored, working and managing remotely, utilizing web based systems to our advantage, and adding new earnings codes for FFCRA/CARES/stipends/mileage etc. Review 941/941X changes from FFCRA/CARES credits. What to expect in the new normal; taxing work from home employees and review unique state taxes.




Fred Weissert, CPP - Fred is currently the Payroll Manager at Airport Authority in Pittsburgh, PA.  Fred held prior payroll management positions for Liberty Tire Recycling, Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, Wyatt Incorporated and dck Worldiwide. Fred has over 22 years' of payroll experience covering unions, restaurants and other industries. He earned his CPP in 2009.  He has been a member of the APA since 2009 and serves on national APA Committees.  Fred served the a year as Assistant Treasurer for the local chapter before being elected to President of the Western PA APA Chapter in September 2012.


Tammie Downey, CPP  - Tammie comes to us with over 18 years of payroll experience.  She earned her CPP certification back in 2007 and has served as the Vice President of our local chapter of the APA since 2011.  She is currently the Assistant Payroll Manager with First Commonwealth Financial Corporation where her and her team is responsible for a $71 million payroll.


Tina Kirsch, CPP  - Tina is a Technology Manager with Schneider Downs, a regional accounting firm headquartered in Pittsburgh.  For the past 9 years, she has specialized in HR and Payroll integrated solutions.  She received her Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Robert Morris University and her M.B.A. from Duquesne University. 



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