ALVI N A. LI NGAD
Payroll administration done payroll managers who specialists within the human resources field who oversee the daily payroll processes of an organization. These processes include issuing employee paychecks, recording leaves of absence, verifying number of hours worked and keeping records of changes in employment.
Part of what makes a school division unique from other organizations is the diversity of the positions within its workforce including faculty, classified staff and administrators, and both part-time and full-time, as well as hourly and salaried employees. Professionals in a wide variety of specialized positions come together to work as a cohesive unit with one goal in mind — prepare students for the future.
However, this necessary but vast range of positions can cause headaches within the payroll department. Payroll managers must track attendance, benefits, leaves, overtime, and tax deductions, among other details, all at the highest levels of consistency and accuracy.
Even in a technologically modern world, many districts still rely on manual processes that are inefficient and prone to errors.
In payroll administration, it is important to tell employees that this isn’t just about saving the district office time and money; you also want to ensure their payroll is being managed fairly and accurately.
With an updated, modern payroll system in place, teachers, staff and administrators have more time for the most important part of their job — helping students achieve.
The author is Administrative Officer IV, DepEd Regional Office