Finance and HRPay User Conference schedule

8:30 – 9am



9 - 10:30 a.m.

  • Welcome

  • Opening Session - America's Rib King, Dave Anderson presents Against All Odds: How to Overcome Life's Adversities and Turn Them Into Your Greatest Opportunities!  Hear Dave's amazing story of how he has been able to successfully compete in one of this country's worst economic meltdowns and triple his company's stock value while other companies struggle to stay alive. Against All Odds is inspiring and proves that life's challenges can be your greatest opportunities. Dave shares real-life stories of how he overcame all odds, failures, bankruptcy, and drinking to achieve incredible success -- turning the impossible into the possible. From the bottom his high school class to a Harvard master's degree without an undergraduate degree, from bankruptcy to founding several companies on Wall Street and creating over 20,000 new jobs, Dave shares how your attitude is key to your life's greatest achievements.

  • Book signing


10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Enhanced Employee Calendar

Enhanced Employee Calendar – Learn the details of setting up and using the great functionality available in the new Enhanced Calendar module in the HRPAY System.
Anita Toth, TIES

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Inquiring minds want to know how to find answers to questions about the Finance System. Acquire solid information regarding best practices for: making budget adjustments; the importance of various date fields; how to correctly liquidate a PO; the difference between a requisition, a purchase order, an open purchase order and a blanket purchase order.  Learn how to print and view reports to screen, and how that differs from a download report.There is something for everyone in this session!
Jenny Charles, TIES

IRS Audit

How to avoid or survive an IRS Audit – Learn directly from an IRS representative and three districts (Districts 877, 197 and 14) that have recently undergone IRS Audits.  This session will be presented by a local IRS rep and Business Managers, Brian Schultz (Ind. School District 197); Gary Kawlewski (ISD #877) and Matt Hammer (ISD #14)  You will learn what triggered the audit . . .  what information will need to be compiled and for what years . . . .  What are the IRS auditors looking for . . . .  What was the outcome of the audit?
IRS representitive; Briane Schultz, Gary Kawlewski, Matt Hammer, and TIES staff


OmnID is a cost-effective user management solution that has several key components to automate and manage user access to systems, files, and resources in a single application. Learn what this is all about and how this impacts myView, TIES HRPAY and Finance systems, login management, and password recovery.
Scott Johnson, NetProf, Inc.


11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.



12:30 - 1:50 p.m.

Think New: New Reporting and New User Interface

The Think New Project includes a new user interface, new reporting, and a new support portal. Get a peek at the upcoming user interface for TIES applications. Get a glimpse of the new, enhanced reporting module. See what new features will be available for simplified report ordering, parameter-based reports and adhoc-custom reporting. The new features provide real-time, robust and intuitive access to data. 
TIES staff


2:00-3:15 p.m.

Affordable Care Act

Learn about the Affordable Care Tracker software package from Educator Benefits Consultants.Receive an overview of the integration between TIES and ACT; see a demonstration of the ACT software; understand common data errors; learn how to deal with alerts in ACT; and get up-to-date information regarding reporting requirements for ACA.
EBC representative. Moderated by Ken Hayes, TIES

Fine Tune TIES Finance

Fine Tune the finance system to work best for your district and for you. Review valuable information on how the TIES Online Security module impacts the logged-on user in the Finance System, and the importance of the Authorization and Operator Control Screens. Also, review of the control screens for each module in the Finance System.
Brian Marquis, TIES

Miscellaneous Pay Entry

See how Bloomington and Edina Public School payroll experts have set up Miscellaneous Pay Entry in myView and learn for which employee groups they use this tool. Share a demonstration of  Miscellaneous Pay, from entry to approval to payroll.
Kelly Hutchings, District 271 and Pam Olson, District 273.  Moderated by Michelle Cosgrove, TIES

UFARS Updates 

See an up-to-the-minute presentation from Minnesota Department of Education staff. Learn exactly what you need to know regarding UFARS and MDE reporting.
MDE Team Finance. Moderated by Jenny Charles, TIES


3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Closing. Turn in your evaluation and get a treat!

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