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Jan 14, 2020

Lori Lastowski

  • Independent Consultant specializing in HR/Payroll Software/technology, HRIS, HCM, requirements gathering, implementation and post implementation support, BI reporting. Experience with UltiPro, ADP, Kronos, Smartlinx
  • Florida, USA
On Site or Remote Applicant Tracking Systems Benefits HRIS HR Technology Human Resources Payroll Training

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

HRIS and Payroll Consultant with over twenty years of experience in corporate payroll/HR operations, implementations and leadership roles.  Provide system implementation support, organizational process analysis, strategy development and operational improvement services related to payroll and human resources. Expertise in system implementations, project administration, cost reduction, process analysis, compliance tracking, best practices and staff management. Technical, administrative, and user experience with UltiPro (Ultimate Software), ADP Enterprise, ADP Work Force Now, Kronos, Smartlinx Time and Attendance and Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) Report writing.

Work Experience

Lead HRIS Consultant
Oct 2017 - Jan 2020 HRPT Consulting
  • Partner with clients to implement and/or enhance their HR software solution to improve efficiency throughout the organization and increase ROI.
  • Provide system and subject matter expertise, project management, and hands-on assistance to maximize their team’s knowledge and confidence and minimize their time investment.
  • Review business processes to identify weaknesses and create innovated solutions to improve processes.
  • Create project timeline and execute plans ensuring objectives and deadlines were met to bring project to close.
Director HRIS and Payroll
Jun 2014 - Aug 2017 Trinity Services Group
  • Researched and successfully negotiated contracts with vendors for HCM and Time & Attendance systems.
  • Coordinated activities for implementation of HRIS systems UltiPro and Kronos.
  • Configured UltiPro system for benefit Open Enrollment and Life Events eliminating paper enrollment.
  • Collaborated with all levels of users from corporate executive staff to facility level line users to identify procedure and policy needs ensuring all requirements were met. 
  • Designed and conducted training classes and webinars for all levels of users from upper management to staff level, increasing system use and improving processes. 
  • Created, monitored and maintained 10+ system interfaces with external vendor systems. Evaluated the payroll department processes to identify and correct inefficiencies thereby reducing costly payroll errors such as overpayments.
  • Responsible for data integrity, system enhancements, testing of system changes, report writing, and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities. 
  • Developed and executed analytical reports in Business Intelligence (BI) for managers and executives. 
  • Ensured HRIS and payroll processes are documented to maintain consistency and continuity by creating Standard Operating Procedures. 
  • Managed a payroll team and oversaw the processing of payroll for over 3,500 employees in 44 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and with 4 union Collective Bargaining Agreements.
Payroll and HRIS Consultant
Nov 2013 - Jun 2014 Steven Douglas Associates

SeaWorld Headquarters assignment:

  • Provided expert management services on project-based assignments related to payroll, human resources and HRIS systems.
  • Managed the year-end close process including tax reconciliation, payroll balancing, W2 verification and annual tax filing. 
  • Designed and conducted training sessions for Payroll Team related to year-end processes and new practices.
  • Developed strategic process improvements that identified key responsibilities resulting in improved timeliness and accuracy of data exchanges between departments.
  • Analyzed current processes and procedures for the payroll department and recommended cost effective and efficient process improvements for their payroll of 30,000 employees using ADP Enterprise
  • Collaborated with the payroll team, managers and field staff to develop strategic process improvements to increase efficiencies.
  • Developed Standard Operating Procedure and instructional documentation for duties related to the Payroll Department.
Director of Payroll
Nov 2005 - Sep 2013 Greystone Healthcare Management
  • Coordinated activities as a Project Manager for implementation of ADP Enterprise, Smartlinx time and labor management system and Ultimate Software’s HRIS System UltiPro.
  • Assessed business processes and needs resulting in the streamlining and coordination of processes to reduce costs for large payroll department.
  • Reduced costs associated with printing, delivery and storage of paper checks plus paper reports 95% by implementing mandatory direct deposit or pay card compliance to employees.
  • Decreased overtime costs by $170,000 annually by changing pay period and training staff on using new time and attendance system to proactively adjust schedules.  
  • Reduced costs associated with off cycle checks by $26,000 annually by identifying the root causes then educating staff on methods to reduce errors and providing alternatives to creating checks.
  • Created new procedures on how to cross check and balance payroll to ensure accuracy of a $140,000,000 gross payroll for 6,000 plus employees.
  • Evaluated HRIS and Time and Attendance systems and negotiated with vendors reducing costs on contracts.   
  • Coordinated and conducted associate training on new system in multiple locations accommodating all levels of knowledge including first time computer users.  
  • Provided HRIS support that included researching and resolving issues, implementing enhancements, managing security and other on-going system needs.
  • Created Cognos (BI) reports for upper management streamlining and automating data review.
  • Have strong ability to understand all levels of users and can communicate needs of non-savvy computer end users to technical staff.
  • Oversaw and managed payroll department staff processing 30 separate payrolls for 6,000 employees.
    • Oversaw compliance of governmental regulation and 12 union contracts as related to payroll.
Client Account Manager
Dec 1996 - Oct 2005 Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
  • Supervised and facilitated cooperation among three separate departments resulting in a 12% increase in client satisfaction service scores.
  • Counseled and provided productive feedback to associates to promote growth of the individuals and provide direction for career development with a 50% promotion rate within a year.
  • Reorganized the Data Entry department through extensive evaluations of time, input methods and scheduling to increase efficiency for optimal delivery of service to the client.

Education

BS Business Management
Rutgers University
PHR
CPP

Hire Me For

• HRIS / HCM / Payroll system implementation support • Post implementation enhancement support • Business Process Analysis • Expert experience with UltiPro