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Precision Payroll of America, LLC
July 2018
PPA Press
by Precision Payroll of America, LLC

Legacy System
to Be Retired

Due to our new platform’s capabilities, the Paychoice Online Employer (PCOL) System and Shugo/MyFileGuardian sites will no longer be available for access, effective August 31, 2018. However, we will continue to archive seven years of historical payroll data. 

Clients will have until August 31 to access both systems and retrieve data for local storage, if you have not already done so. For clients who have been downloading to ViewChoice all along, the data was auto-archived in the ViewChoice software, and is accessible through the desktop icon on your PC. Shugo/MyFileGuardian users can download the .pdf files and save them on your PC/network.

To have your data on CD-ROM by year, please request one at any time. This CD-ROM will be for a specific year and will have that year’s reports/quarterlies/W2s on the CD. Each year should be ordered separately. The CD charge is based on the employee count on the W3 for that particular year.

The following is a breakdown for the charges:

•    1 to 25 employees: $90
•    26 to 50 employees: $115
•    51+ employees: $165

To request a CD-ROM, please download the "Year End CD Request Form" PDF from our website and email or fax it in.

If you have an accountant or bookkeeper who has access to these systems, please let them know about these changes, as well. And of course, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. Thank you for the continued opportunity to serve you. We hope you are enjoying our new platform!
security passwords

Password Security Enhanced

The July 20 release of the HCM software update will require changing your password to enhance security. The increased complexity requirements will provide even more protection from password hacking.

•    Minimum password length will increase from 8 to 12 characters.
•    Passwords must include at least one of each of the following:
     - lower case letter
     - upper case letter
     - number (0-9)
     - special character
     - spaces are allowed 

Spaces allow for pass-phrases that are easier for the client to remember. Going forward, your password will not expire. Though if you do change your password, it may not repeat any of your previous 10 passwords. 

If an existing user does not change their password, it will expire one more time, and they will be asked to set a new 12-character password that will not expire. 

"You Can Do THAT?!"

More and more clients are discovering the efficiencies, capabilities and great value of our new HCM cutting-edge platform, that integrates payroll, time and attendance, HR, and benefits.

In addition to payroll and tax administration, here are just a few examples of what our new system offers:

•    Time & Attendance
•    HR information database
     - Onboarding
     - Off-boarding
     - Performance Reviews
•    Benefits Administration
     - Enrollment
     - ACA Tracking and Reporting

It also includes Report Writer, GL Interface, Job Costing and much, much more!
And, you only need to enter your data once, and it will be integrated across all of the modules.

“With this new platform, we can meet almost any need a client may have,” says Tom Sodeika, PPA’s President and CEO. To learn more, please contact Paul Sivak, Executive Vice President, or 630-242-1515.

Precision Payroll website

Check Out Our New, Updated Website

Precision’s website is new and improved! You will notice a fresh home page with new graphics and navigation, as well as up-to-date content throughout the site.

“With our new integrated HCM platform, we wanted to ensure that people understand the full scope of what we have to offer,” says Paul Sivak, Executive Vice President/Principal. “Our services support and complement payroll processing, which has been the core of our business for 35 years.” 

Today, Precision offers a suite of workforce management solutions on a cutting-edge platform that integrates payroll, time and attendance, HR, and benefits. In addition, it offers a suite of administrative services and HR consulting that provides the full spectrum of payroll-related functions. 

Check out the updated PPA website >>

Cook County IllinoisChicago and Cook County Raise Minimum Wage

Effective July 1, 2018, both Chicago and Cook County increased their minimum wage rates by $1. The new minimum wage for the City of Chicago is now $12 per hour and for Cook County, it is $11 per hour. Rates will continue to increase annually in July.

For more detailed information, read more here >>