Taxing and Reporting Fringe Benefits: Treatment and Rules -By AtoZ Compliance

Date: June 14th Wednesday
Time: 01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT
Duration: 90 Minutes
Product Code: 300184
Level: Intermediate

 

Key Take Away:

Taxation is complicated and more benefits that employers provide employees the more complication the taxation of those benefits become. This webinar will deal with fringe benefits tax and proper tax reporting of employee fringe benefits.

Overview:

The IRS audit process for employers are increasing more and more each day and an area of most non-compliance. Most non-compliance occurs in regard to handling employees benefits. Plus, employers are offering more fringe benefits versus cash compensation because it is a cost savings to employers.

Why Should You Attend:

Companies are providing more fringe benefits for employees more than ever before, thus reduces company cost but raises employee morale. Because of this the IRS has more to say on what Fringe Benefits are taxable and what are not. The IRS for non-taxable fringe benefits puts a lot of regulation around how the fringe benefit is given and when that also determines if a thought non-taxable item may end up being taxable.

Areas Covered In This Webinar:

Review FMV (Fair Market Value) and how the IRS determines it
Discussion on No additional cost services, employee discounts, working condition fringe benefits & De minimis Fringe Benefits
Review qualified transportation benefits
Discuss a number of excludable fringe benefits such as Retirement planning, athletic facilities, achievement awards etc.
Discuss fringe benefits that should be taxable compensation
Review Moving/Relocation Expenses
Review executive taxation items, like spousal travel. Company aircraft usage etc.
Once a benefit is determined taxable, how to handle it
Brief overview of how to handle any fringe benefits that AP pay

Learning Objectives:

Taxation
Proper tax reporting of employee fringe benefits

Who Will Benefit:

Payroll Professionals
HR Professionals
Recordkeeping Professionals
Accounting personnel
Business owners
Lawmakers
Supervisors
Attorneys
Any individual or entity that must deal with the complexities and technicalities of the payroll process

For more information, please visit : http://bit.ly/2fSmCid
Email: support@atozcompliance.com
Toll Free: +1- 844-414-1400
Tel: +1-516-900-5509

Level:
Intermediate

Speakers Profile:

Dayna J. Reum
Dayna J. Reum CPP, FPC Dayna is currently the Payroll Tax & Garnishment Manager at PetSmart Inc. Dayna has been heavily involved in the payroll field over 17 years. Starting as a payroll clerk at a small Tucson company, Dayna moved on to be a Payroll Team Leader at Honeywell Inc. During Dayna’s time at Honeywell she obtained her FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) through the American Payroll Association. She also received several merit awards for Customer Service and Acquisitions and Divestitures.

Dayna is no stranger to teaching she has taught at the Metro Phoenix American Payroll Association meetings and at the Arizona State Payroll Conference. Topics including Payroll Basics, Global/Cultural Awareness, Immigration Basics for the Payroll Professional, Multi-State and Local Taxation and Quality Control for Payroll, International and Canadian payroll.

Dayna has her CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) through the APA. She also serves on the National American Payroll Association on the National Strategic Leadership Task Force, Government Affairs Task Force (PA Local tax subcommittee). Dayna has received a Citation of Merit for her service along with being a Gold Pin member of the APA. Besides her payroll accomplishments Dayna is certified in HR hiring and firing practices and is a Six-Sigma Greenbelt.

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Tools for Human Error Reduction -By AtoZ Compliance

Key Take Away:

This root cause analysis training offers practical approaches and tools to address human performance issues in GMP related environments by using a specific methodology to correct, prevent and avoid re-occurrence of these issues.

Overview:

Human error is known to be the major cause of quality and production losses in many industries. Although, it is unlikely that human error will ever be totally eliminated, many human performance problems can be prevented. Human errors start at the design stage. From procedures, training, and workplace environment many variables that affect human behavior CAN be manipulated reducing the likelihood of these occurrences.

Why Should You Attend:

To work with these challenges it is really important to understand human behavior and the psychology of error as well as understand exactly where the systems weaknesses are, so they can be improved and/or fixed.

Areas Covered In This Webinar:

Background on Human Error Phenomena and measurement.
Importance of Human Error Prevention/reduction.
Quantitative and qualitative information gathering.
Why do we need tools for human error reduction programs?
Training as a tool and human error.
Facts about human error and training.
Human Error as the Root Cause: what to do and how to measure it.
Tools
Prediction
Root Cause Analysis
Cognitive load assessment
Systems available
Human error rate
Floor checklist
Interview questions
Human error rates and other metrics
Trending and tracking
CAPA effectiveness
Metrics and Human Error
KPI’s
Human Error rate
1st time pass rate
Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
Trending /Tracking

Learning Objectives:

Understand human error: factors and causes.
Understand the importance: regulatory and business.
Define the process to manage Human Error deviations.
Learn about human error measurement.
Learn about tools for measurement.
Establish Key Performance Indicators.
Define and measure human error rate, cognitive load, and CAPA effectiveness
Identify what I can do to support human reliability.

Who Will Benefit:

Training managers and coordinators
Operations
Manufacturing
Plant engineering
QA/QC staff
Process excellence/improvement professionals
Industrial/process engineers
Compliance officers
Regulatory/legislative affairs professionals
General/corporate counsel
Executive management

For more information, please visit : http://bit.ly/2qUkjE6
Email: support@atozcompliance.com
Toll Free: +1- 844-414-1400
Tel: +1-516-900-5509
Speakers Profile:

Ginette M. Collazo, Ph.D
Ginette Collazo, PH.D is a human error and human behavior expert. She has spent more than 15 years in technical training, organizational development and human reliability areas.

She has worked with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, Schering-Plough, Wyeth, and has been a consultant with major firms like Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, Perrigo, among many others.

Also has implemented human error reduction programs and technology in many more small and mid-sized drug and device companies.

An active researcher in specialized studies related to human reliability, she is the author of numerous publications on these topics.

Writing an Effective Investigative Report-By AtoZ Compliance

Date: June 13th Tuesday
Time: 01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT
Duration: 90 Minutes
Product Code: 300274
Level: Intermediate

Key Take Away:

You should attend this webinar –

If you want to be an effective, professional member of your organization. Your professionalism and investigative ability is judged by the quality of your communication skills. Developing good-professional writing skills assist with oral communication skills.
If you feel, that your investigation report writing skills could be improved or if you are a life-long learner.
If you are looking for a workable format and style of reporting that has been lauded by United States Attorney’s Office across the country.

Overview:

Representatives from government agencies and attorneys in Maryland attended a forum hosted by The Center for Forensic Excellence at Stevenson University. These representatives identified a critical problem of communication skills, both in writing and oral testimony, of individuals employed in the investigative/forensic field. Individuals who conduct investigation must be able to effectively communicate in writing the results of their investigation. At the conclusion, or at interim points of an investigation, it is advisable to prepare a Case Report that includes the Summary of the Investigation along with Findings and Recommendations. Most agencies and businesses that employ investigative units require Case Reports and have a standard format to use. No matter what format that is utilized, the writer must be able to communicate to the reader what pertinent investigative information was learned in a clear, accurate, thorough, concise, and unbiased manner.

The writer must keep in mind that the Case Report could be utilized for disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, or civil action. The writer must be prepared to testify to the accuracy of the report to a tribunal if needed. The writer must also be aware that the Case Report will be an official document that could be dissected by opposing counsel if it used as the basis for adverse action against an individual or organization. Therefore, it is imperative that the author of a Case Report be able to synthesize a plethora of information learned during an investigation and capture it in a well written report.

Why Should You Attend:

If you are responsible for conducting or supervising investigations it is critical for you to be able to prepare a well-written, thorough, accurate, clear, and unbiased investigative report that captures all pertinent investigative information. It is imperative you are able to convey to a reader the pertinent facts of a case. In addition, you must be able to articulate in writing the results (Findings) of your investigation that must be supported by Case Report Summary. You should also be able identify and articulate Recommendations to rectify any negative actionable Findings.

Areas Covered In This Webinar:

How to synthesize an abundance of investigative information into a concise, thorough, accurate, and unbiased report.
How to create an easy to read, professional looking document.
How to effectively organize your Case Report. (A Case Report is rarely written in the chronological order of the investigation)
How to use Exhibits to strengthen the report.
The proper use of footnotes. (When and when not to use them)
The proper use of pronouns.
How to utilize transition words and phrases to better convey your message.
The use of Headings, and font sized

Learning Objectives:

Investigative Report Standards
Synthesizing investigative information
The art of being concise without losing substance
The use of key words to tell your story
Writing an unbiased report

Who Will Benefit:

Individuals conducting investigations
Fraud Examiners
Internal Investigators
Attorneys
External Auditors
Internal Auditors
Compliance and Ethics managers
Human Resources Personnel
Security personnel
Loss Prevention personnel

For more information, please visit : http://bit.ly/2qULuwL
Email: support@atozcompliance.com
Toll Free: +1- 844-414-1400
Tel: +1-516-900-5509
Level:
Intermediate

Speakers Profile:
John E. Grimes
John E. Grimes III MS, CFE, CFI has over 45 years of progressive law enforcement, criminal investigation, fraud examination, loss prevention, leadership, and teaching experience. He began his career with the Baltimore City Police Department where he became a detective in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). He left Baltimore and became a special agent with the newly created Amtrak Police Department Fraud and Organized Crime Unit. He was then promoted to captain of the CID. In 1993, Mr. Grimes joined the Amtrak Office of Inspector General/Office of Investigations. He was appointed chief inspector in 1999 and retired from service in 2011.

Since his retirement his efforts have focused on education, training, and mentoring. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Stevenson University teaching graduate level courses in forensic interviewing and fraud examination. He is an advisory committee member for the Center for Forensic Excellence at Stevenson University. He is also on the Stevenson University Forensic Advisory Board.

In addition, Mr. Grimes is the proprietor of Fraud and Loss Prevention Solutions. He developed and taught an introductory loss prevention course for Blue Ridge CC in NC. Additionally, he has been a speaker, presenter, and trainer at many ACFE events, as well as government, private, and professional organizations.

Mr. Grimes is the immediate past president of the Maryland Chapter-ACFE. During his term as president, the Maryland Chapter was the honored recipient of the 2015 ACFE Chapter of the Year Award. He has been a Certified Fraud Examiner since 1997. He is also recognized as a Certified Forensic Interviewer by the Center for Interview Standards and Assessments, Ltd. Mr. Grimes is a member of the Reid Institute and the Loss Prevention Foundation. He was a former staff officer with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary where he was recognized as an instructor specialist and a marine safety and environmental protection specialist.

Performing BSA/AML/OFAC Risk Assessments Properly-By AtoZ Compliance

Key Take Away:

This AML compliance program webinar will summarize the importance of performing BSA/OFAC/AML risk assessments properly and will discuss the various components needed to implement an effective BSA risk assessment.

Overview:

This webinar will explain what is needed to maintain an appropriate risk assessment on-going of BSA/AML/OFAC.

Why Should You Attend:

This webinar will provide insight in to what regulators and examiners expect from financial institutions/financial regulatory compliance professionals in their BSA/AML/OFAC risk assessments.

Areas Covered In This Webinar:

BSA/AML/OFAC risk assessment expectations
Importance of working with all areas of financial institution for establishing appropriate risk ratings for BSA/AML/OFAC
Areas to be covered by the security risk assessment
Third party vendor risk assessment examples, risk rating guidelines and suggestions
Monitoring of risk ratings

Learning Objectives:

Conduct an effective BSA/AML Risk Assessment for your financial institution
Implement effective BSA/AML risk assessments
Implement best-practice risk assessment strategies
Advise management on continuous monitoring of BSA/AML risk
Advise management of how the BSA/AML risk assessment plays a critical role in the Enterprise Risk Model
Recommend BSA/AML risk assessment approaches and oversight

Who Will Benefit:

BSA Officers
BSA Personnel
Audit Personnel
Senior BSA management

Level:
Intermediate
For more information, please visit : http://bit.ly/2nqPoem
Email: support@atozcompliance.com
Toll Free: +1- 844-414-1400
Tel: +1-516-900-5509
Speakers Profile:

Gina Lowdermilk
Gina Lowdermilk is a highly experienced and educated BSA/AML and Financial Regulatory Compliance professional with extensive policy and procedure development and implementation, training, internal audit, monitoring, risk management, and reporting experience. Her emphasis has been working with financial institutions that are experiencing regulatory concerns and resolutions, including enforcement actions such as memorandums of understanding and cease and desist orders.

Her 15 years of experience has given her the opportunity to work from small community banks to large, international financial institutions. Her roles not only included BSA/AML and Compliance, but also operations, lending services, business development, marketing, management, department development, and asset quality. Ms. Lowdermilk has worked with all of the financial regulators and examiners. She possesses advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Internet Explorer, Visio, and Access skills.

She also has experience with FiServ, BAM, CRA Wiz, TeamMate, COGNOS, and Metavante banking software. Gina has been responsible for creating both recurring and ad hoc executive management and board presentations. In addition to her above experience, she is also an adjunct instructor for the business and construction management programs at a local college, as well as writes numerous BSA/AML and Compliance articles, training materials, and manuals as requested from numerous clients.

Negotiating Cooperative Research And Development Agreements (CRADAs) With The US Government – By AtoZ Compliance

Key Take Away:

This webinar will explain CRADAs and their key provisions as well as the process of negotiation and approval of CRADAs so that in-house and outside counsel can properly set expectations for their researchers and upper management executives interested in pursuing a CRADA collaboration.

Overview:

This webinar will provide an overview of Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) as a mechanism for working with the federal government. The webinar will review the legislative history creating the CRADA as a contract mechanism; describe the structure of CRADA agreement; and outline what the government and the CRADA collaborator can and cannot provide under a CRADA.

The different types of CRADAs will be explored, as well as key contract provisions such as the definition of CRADA subject inventions, the options to license government rights in CRADA Subject Inventions, the statutory license back to the government on all CRADA subject inventions, and the government’s march-in rights.

Participants will gain insight on the importance of the scope of the Research Plan in determining which inventions will be classified as CRADA subject inventions. The webinar will help participants understand both the risks and the benefits of working with the federal technology transfer act under a CRADA.

Why Should You Attend:

The agencies of the federal government have much to offer both to small businesses and major corporations interested in collaborating with the government. The expertise of government staff and access to in-kind resources of the government can help companies develop their technology to bring it to market.

The Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) serves as valuable mechanism for companies to gain access to the expertise and resources of the federal government in a way that protects their proprietary interests in their technology. But negotiating with the federal government can be daunting. Understanding the government vernacular and the laws and regulations governing CRADAs is critical to ensuring a CRADA achieves the company’s goals.

Understanding the risks and benefits of the CRADA contracting mechanism is important in determining which projects are best suited for CRADA collaborations and which are not.

Areas Covered In This Webinar:

The webinar will cover the legislative history of the Stevenson-Wydler Act Technology Innovation Act and the Federal Technology Transfer Act that led to the development of the CRADA mechanism as a tool for supporting research collaborators with the federal government.

The types of CRADAs will be explained and the general structure of CRADA agreements will be reviewed. Key CRADA contract provisions will be reviewed, including the definition of CRADA subject inventions, the options for license to the government’s rights in CRADA subject inventions, the statutory license back to the government and the government march-in rights.

The process for negotiation of CRADAs will be reviewed, as well as the various processes for approval of CRADAs by the federal government. Participants will gain insight on the importance of the scope of the Research Plan on determining which inventions will be classified as CRADA Subject Inventions. The webinar will help participants understand both the risks and the benefits of working with the federal government under a CRADA.
Learning Objectives:

Understanding when a CRADA can be used
The different types of CRADAs available
What the federal government can provide under a CRADA and what it can’t provide
Tips for negotiating CRADAs
Risks and benefits of CRADAs

Who Will Benefit:

In- house Counsel
Outside Counsel
Small Business Interests
Scientific Community
Entrepreneurs

For more information, please visit :http://bit.ly/2qiHKpQ
Email: support@atozcompliance.com
Toll Free: +1- 844-414-1400
Tel: +1-516-900-5509

Speakers Profile:

Kate Duffy Mazan
Kate Duffy Mazan is an attorney in private practice in McLean, VA. She is the founding member of The Clinical Technology Transfer Group (CTTG). CTTG is a law firm concentrating in technology transfer and regulatory compliance in the clinical setting.

Kate has extensive experience in the negotiation of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs). Prior to entering private practice, Kate worked for nine years at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) within the National Institutes of Health. As a technology transfer professional at NIH she managed the intellectual property portfolio of NCI’s Natural Products Branch, negotiating CRADAs and international agreements with countries in Africa, Central and South America, and the Pacific rim.

Kate also served as the Coordinator, of the Client Centers Unit in NCI’s Office of Technology Development, where she managed and directed the technology development activities for the Office of the Director of the National Cancer Institute and six “client” Institutes. Primary responsibilities included training and management of staff responsible for negotiating a wide variety of technology transfer agreements including Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), Clinical Trial Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) and Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs). Kate began her career at NIH as Chief of NCI’s Cancer Information Service (CIS), a nationwide network of cancer information and education programs located at major cancer centers across the country. In that capacity she was responsible for developing a training program on the conduct of clinical trials to assist information specialists explain clinical research to patients and the public.

Since entering into private practice in 1997, Kate has assisted a variety of companies in the negotiation of CRADAs, government licenses and other technology transfer agreements with the federal government. Her practice also includes a heavy emphasis on clinical research. She and her staff provide transactional and regulatory support to pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and dietary supplement companies in the US and around the world conducting clinical research. CTTG provides high volume contracting services for companies conducting clinical trials and as well as regulatory assistance on informed consent, HIPAA, and Good Clinical Practice requirements.

Kate holds a law degree from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., a Master of Science in Public Health Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and an A.B. from Stonehill College, North Easton, Massachusetts. Kate is admitted to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Managing Client Expectations Without Losing Your Shirt or the Next Job -By AtoZ Compliance

Key Take Away:

This webinar will teach you how to keep your costs lower by not performing unnecessary work, how to increase your revenue for work you do perform and how to make your clients so happy that you don’t bid jobs, you negotiate them.

Overview:

This webinar will help participants examine issues on the project from multiple viewpoints. While a General Contractor certainly has one perspective on the project, so too do the Owner, Architect/Engineer, Subcontractors, and other Stakeholders. By learning to present issues in the right framework we decrease adversarial behaviors on the project and increase the likelihood that our proposals for additional work will be accepted.

Participants will also learn to negotiate better terms and conditions before contracts are awarded. The clients have a belief that everything is free on bid day, but there are ways that Contractors can push back and still get the work.

Just like change orders can be issued after work is awarded to add project requirements, change orders can be used to lessen onerous project requirements as well. Many times this can be done without having to give back money.

If your clients are causing you to spend a lot of time on efforts that are not implemented, and worse not paid for, then you need this course to learn how to minimize those occurrences.

This webinar is about learning to manage the relationship in a positive way to get what you need. It is also about learning the right ways to add value that will have a positive impact on your client, and a positive impact on your cash flow. Many of these changes cost you nothing to provide, and some might even cost you less than what you currently do.

Satisfied clients are more likely to hire you again through negotiated contracts that allow you to command a higher fee and lower risk. Satisfied clients are also more likely to refer you to other owners where you can still negotiate contracts rather than risk it all in low bid shoot-outs.

Why Should You Attend:

Are you bidding jobs with no margin just to keep staff employed? Are changes after award causing you to lose even more money? If your clients are fighting you at every turn, then you need to take this webinar.

Our clients can be our biggest adversary, or our greatest ally. Much of that depends on how well your Project Manager manages that relationship. It is not enough to simply be a Project Manager. We must become Project Leaders. Much of this transformation comes from the use of our attitude.

Our attitudes are the most important tool in our toolbox. It costs us nothing to purchase, if we use it well it can gain us everything, and if we use it poorly it can cost us everything. How we use it is up to us. Participants will learn how to get the most from their project team by focusing on key attitude changes.

These soft skills translate to hard dollars lost. Projects are not profitable when the Project Managers do battle daily with your clients. Projects are also not profitable when Project Mangers simply give away a lot of small changes for no consideration. There is a way to manage the relationship and the client so that everyone wins.

Areas Covered In This Webinar:

• How to substitute value propositions to keep more profit

• How to satisfy clients so that they want you back for the next job
Learning Objectives:

• How to anticipate client needs and expectations

• How to redefine expectations to lower your risk

• How to clarify expectations and get buy in

• How to stop client interference in your work processes
Who Will Benefit:

• Project Managers

• Assistant Project Managers

• Project Directors

• Program Managers

• Project Executives

For more information, please visit : http://bit.ly/2qI1bKr
Email: support@atozcompliance.com
Toll Free: +1- 844-414-1400
Tel: +1-516-900-5509

Level:
Intermediate

Speakers Profile:

Heath Suddleson
Heath Suddleson has more than 25 years managing projects in the design and construction industry where he has led teams in managing billions of dollars worth of projects. In these roles, Heath has served as the Contractor, the Architect/Engineer, and even represented the Owner.

He learned some of his most profound lessons by serving in volunteer leadership roles in organizations such as the American Legion, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, and Toastmasters International. In his work with Toastmasters International, Heath served roles from local clubs through many levels in the organization, even having served from 2009-2011 on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors. Most recently, Heath worked in a corporate role for one of the world’s largest Engineering and Construction Companies developing and conducting training programs to help the next generation of Project Managers become more successful in their roles.

His bestselling book, The Attitude Check: Lessons In Leadership has become a practical field guide for leaders to harness their attitudes to increase productivity and reduce turnover in the work place. Some organizations have incorporated his book into their standard training programs. He has been featured in many publications on the topic of how to engage teams, including Engineering News Record, CFO Magazine, Bloomberg Business, and Fast Company. Heath has presented to audiences all over the world who have included Bechtel Corporation, AECOM, Skanska, The Project Management Institute, The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, and the Construction Specifications Institute.

Introduction to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) -By AtoZ Compliance

Date: June 7th Wednesday
Time: 01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT
Duration: 60 Minutes
Product Code: 300112
Level: Intermediate

Key Take Away:
This webinar will give you an understanding of PCI DSS its history, high level description, compliance, and impacts to your organization.

Overview:
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is one of few successful industries developed and maintained data security standards. Mandated compliance with a payment network enforced data security standard dates from 2001 when Visa instituted the Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP). It has evolved into the global, card payment industry wide data security standard called PCI DSS.

Each major payment network has specific mandates for organizations that must validate PCI DSS compliance. These organizations include financial institutions, third party service providers and merchants of all sizes. The principles specified in PCI DSS can be a guide for all organizations that wish to secure their sensitive data. PCI DSS security requirements can be applied to any sensitive data on your organization’s network. Your organization need not be involved with the payments process to benefit from exposure to PCI DSS.

Why Should You Attend:

This Webinar will prepare your organization to understand and potentially use PCI DSS to the organization’s benefit. Whether involved in the payments industry or not, this webinar will introduce you to PCI DSS, its impacts and its use in your business.

PCI DSS not only supports those in the payments business but provides insight to vendor managers into companies that have validated compliance. It can be used by organizations not directly involved with the payments business. It provides standards for security policies, technologies and ongoing processes that protect systems and networks from breaches and theft of sensitive data.

Areas Covered In This Webinar:

History of PCI DSS:

The history of Visa’s Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) that lead to the formation of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, the keeper of PCI DSSand other data security standards
Overview of PCI DSS:

You will learn the 12 major requirements of PCI DSS and what’s contained in each of the major requirements
What organizations must validate PCI DSS compliance

A full discussion of all organizations that must validate PCI DSS compliance and those that do not have the compliance mandate
How is PCI DSS validated?

You will learn the difference between a Report on Compliance (ROC), all types of Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQ) and attestations of Compliance (AOC).
Differences Between PCI DSS v3.1 and v3.2:

The major differences in the latest version of PCI DSS, version 3.2 released in April 2016. We will explore the potential impacts
Strengths and weaknesses of PCI DSS:

As always, there are pluses and minuses. We will give you the value of our experience with PCI DSS, compromises and other influencing factors
Risk reduction:

How validating compliance reduces risk
What your organization should do about PCI DSS:

The steps that your organization must take to achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance
Other standards that PCI SSC publishes and manages
Sources of information about companies that are PCI DSS compliant
There are publically available lists of service providers that are PCI DSS compliant
Other data security standards that your organization may want to consult

Learning Objectives:
• The reason that PCI DSS was created

• Why PCI DSS remains a key element in securing the payment system

• The use of an Integrated Security Management System (ISMS)

• The high level description of the 12 major requirements in PCI DSS

• What your organization must do to validate PCI DSS compliance

• The steps that your organization should take to assure annual compliance

Who Will Benefit:

• Executive Positions

• Compliance Management Professionals

• Risk Management Professionals

• Vendor Management Professionals

• Data Security Professionals

• Network Administrators

• Database Administrators

• Vendor Management Professionals

• Point of Sale Development Professionals

• Software Development Professionals

• Retail Business Owners

• All Businesses that need to protect sensitive data and networks

• Merchants, both face-to-face and on-line

• Third party payment processors

• Any Business accepting payment cards

• Financial Institutions such as Credit Unions and Community Banks

• Municipalities and other Governmental Entities

• Business Ownership Groups

• Non Profit Organizations

For more information, please visit : http://bit.ly/2qhV4vl
Email: support@atozcompliance.com
Toll Free: +1- 844-414-1400
Tel: +1-516-900-5509

Level:
Intermediate

Speakers Profile:

Marc Perl
Marc Perl brings over 30 years of professional experience to Teknowlogy Associates. Marc’s diverse experience includes risk management, payments processing, data security, product development, software development and software quality assurance.

During 20 years at Visa, he was a key member of Visa’s Risk Management team, where he developed and managed the compliance program for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) as part of the Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP). Marc led the team that developed the business requirements for Visa’s Point-to Point Encryption (P2PE) solution. Marc continues to conduct risk reviews at financial institutions and processors globally.

As a merchant acquiring expert, Marc built and managed Visa’s Integrated Debit platform to support merchants such as Walmart, Radio Shack, Kmart and others. Marc also served as project manager for Visa’s Y2K effort and assisted with the spin-off of Visa’s acquiring processor business into a joint venture with Total Systems Services (TSYS) called Vital Processing Services.

In addition to his Visa experience, Marc has consulted with organizations as varied as Visa Inc., Jet Propulsion Laboratories, TSYS Acquiring Solutions and others. His early experience included computer operations, computer programming, creation of software development methodologies and software engineering. Marc holds a BA from California State University at Northridge.

How to Produce High Quality, Defensible Employment Documentation -By AtoZ Compliance

Date: June 7th Wednesday
Time: 01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT
Duration: 60 Minutes
Product Code: 300277
Level: Intermediate

Key Take Away:

This employment documentation webinar will cover in detail how to produce high quality documentation and teach you what not to do in terms of good documentary practices including in regards to timing, content and purpose.

Overview:
Document, Document, Document! If ever there was a HR slogan, that it would be. However, be careful what you ask for.

There’s no doubt documentation is crucial. Employers keep documentary records to show they are in compliance with applicable laws. However, records often as not, do just the opposite. Because any documentation is not necessarily good documentation. Instead, documentation can often be in reference to or appear, as a fact that serves as proof an employer did not follow the law. Such defensible documentation appears (or shows) that the employer acted improperly in any of a myriad of situations. As we, all know perception is reality to most viewers, including readers of records.

Why Should You Attend:
HR is the advisor and trainer of documentation. Yet they cannot manage every employee in an organization. Employee’s managers are the persons who take (or not) HR’s advice and training and then choose to document properly (or not.)

Forcing managers to document rarely results in good quality documentation but instead often produces incomplete, illogical, and inconsistent documentation. Incomplete, illogical, and inconsistent documentation gives adversary excellent tools to use against an employer.

Areas Covered In This Webinar:
What an employer does document, what it does not document and the manner of use of the documentation are critical elements in determining whether their records show compliance with the law(s) – or not.

Management techniques just don’t always have an answer for the modern challenges managers and HR face. Therefore, documentation might be the only factor that shows an employer in good faith tried to live up to their obligations to their employees and be a fair, non-discriminatory employer.

So everyone; trainer, advisor, user and reviewer of records needs to be trained in the best practices (and worst) practices so they know how to document, when, what, how, and why to document, and just as importantly, how to not document.

Because wherever there are people, there are employee relations issues which can turn into compliance issues.

This webinar will include examples of documentation both good and poor. This webinar will also cover how to persuade your managers to view documentation as important for them as it is to the company.
Learning Objectives:
• The elements of defensible documentation
• The elements of documentation that works against the employer
• What to document
• How to document
• When to document
• What you don’t necessarily need to document
• Understanding the crucial elements of timing, purpose and content. How they work in conjunction (or not)
• Retaliation – how your records often demonstrate that it occurred – even when it did not
• How to get your managers to want to document rather than trying to force them to document
• Examples of good documentation
• Examples of bad documentation
Who Will Benefit:

• Plant Managers
• Managers
• Department Managers
• Branch Managers
• Store Managers
• HR Generalists
• HR Managers
• Employee Relations Personnel
• Business Owners

Level:
Intermediate

For more information, please visit : http://bit.ly/2pMJ1mp
Email: support@atozcompliance.com
Toll Free: +1- 844-414-1400
Tel: +1-516-900-5509

Speakers Profile:

Teri Morning
Teri Morning, MBA, MS, SHRM-SCP is the President of her own HR Consulting firm, Teri Morning Enterprises and a new company Hindsight HR; employee relations and investigation management software. Morning is also affiliated with HR Performance Solutions as a compensation and performance management vendor. She has over 15 years human resource and training experience in a variety of professional fields, including retail, distribution, architectural, engineering, consulting, manufacturing (union), public sector and both profit and non-profit company structures. She has consulted with employers on their problems and trained managers and employees for over 15 years, meeting and working with employees from all types of businesses. In addition to a MBA, Teri has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development with a specialization in Conflict Management. She was certified by the State of Indiana in mediation skills, is certified in Project Management, qualified as a Myers-Briggs practitioner and holds the SHRM certification of a Senior Certified Professional.

Monitoring a quality laboratory to prevent non-compliance-By AtoZ Compliance

Key Take Away:

This webinar will cover the basic statistics of compliance and non-compliance and how to use a statistical approach to monitor the operation to ensure that it is under control and to see when a problem is arising, but before it is outside of 3-sigma.

Overview:

Everyone in a laboratory under compliance knows about 3-sigma out-of-control issues. Can the operation be monitored to avoid these? How?

Why Should You Attend:

Many problems that arise in a laboratory key performance indicator analysis result from causes that start small and grow over time. Laboratory quality assurance and laboratory quality control are dependant on an unplanned change in a procedure or the performance of an instrument. Laboratory quality indicators manifest themselves into changed patterns in certain measurable variables. The use of statistical methods to assess and monitor certain variables and quality assurance activities will be covered, highlighting the predictable patterns.

Areas Covered In This Webinar:

Data quality control in clinical laboratory and compliance to a required level of performance are measured by statistical tools. Usually in compliance there is a very heavy weighing towards only 3-sigma deviations. But statistics gives much more than that. There are other signs that being “out of control” in a laboratory quality assurance program is a building situation. These other statistical patterns can be used to trigger preventive actions without the dire consequence of a non-compliance.
Learning Objectives :

Basic statistics of compliance and non-compliance
Control charts
Nelson’s rules
Which Nelson’s rule describes common occurrences of quality control in medical laboratory

Who Will Benefit :

Research Associates
Lab Chemists
Lab Supervisors
Quality Officers

Level:
Intermediate

For more information, please visit : http://bit.ly/2n8eb9H
Email: support@atozcompliance.com
Toll Free: +1- 844-414-1400
Tel: +1-516-900-5509

Speakers Profile:

John C. Fetzer
John C. Fetzer, has had over 30 year experience in HPLC methods development. He has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers onl iquid chromatography, has served on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Chromatography, Analytical Chemistry, and Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.

Transcend VLOOKUP in Microsoft Excel-By AtoZ Compliance

 

Date: June 2nd Friday
Time: 01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT
Duration: 90 Minutes
Product Code: 300084
Level: Intermediate

Key Take Away:

Learn to transcend VLOOKUP in Microsoft Excel by using the MATCH function to overcome a data integrity risk and how the SUMIF and SUMIFS functions can serve as alternatives to VLOOKUP.

Overview:

Look-up formulas such as VLOOKUP allow you to return data from other locations in your spreadsheets without linking to individual worksheet cells. However, VLOOKUP can’t always return the data that you need.

In this webinar, Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA explores the nuances and limitations of VLOOKUP training, helps you expand your use of this function, and then leaves you with a handful of alternatives.

Why Should You Attend:

Compare and contrast IFNA, IFERROR, and ISERROR, and see which versions of Microsoft Excel training support each of these worksheet functions
Discover how to use wildcards and multiple criteria within look-up formulas
Don’t be caught off-guard by the new IFNA function available to Excel 2013 users
Improve the integrity of spreadsheets with Excel’s VLOOKUP function
Master the versatile SUMIF function

Areas Covered In This Webinar:

Perform dual lookups, where you look across columns and down rows to cross reference the data you need
See how to arrange two worksheets from within the same workbook onscreen at the same time
See why the MATCH and INDEX combination is often superior to VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP function
Uncover the limitations of VLOOKUP, along with alternatives
Use the SUMIFS to sum value based on multiple criteria

Learning Objectives:

Understand how to use VLOOKUP to perform both exact and approximate matches
Use the MATCH function to overcome a data integrity risk with VLOOKUP
See how the SUMIF and SUMIFS functions can serve as alternatives to VLOOKUP

Who Will Benefit:

CFO’s
Controllers
Investment Analysts / Financial Analysts / Business Analysts
Forecasting & Planning Personnel
Mergers & Acquisitions Specialists
Risk Managers
Strategic Planners / Capital Expenditure Planners
Cost Accountants / Managerial Accountants

Level:
Intermediate

For more information, please visit : http://bit.ly/2qiYxJr
Email: support@atozcompliance.com
Toll Free: +1- 844-414-1400
Tel: +1-516-900-5509
Speakers Profile:

David Ringstrom
David H. Ringstrom, CPA, is an author and nationally recognized instructor who teaches scores of webinars each year. His Excel courses are based on over 25 years of consulting and teaching experience. David’s mantra is “Either you work Excel, or it works you,” so he focuses on what he sees users don’t, but should, know about Microsoft Excel. His goal is to empower you to use Excel more effectively.