This week is National Payroll Week, and to celebrate this occasion, we’re shining the spotlight on the payroll team that ensures paychecks are processed accurately and on-time, every time.
Faces of Payroll
Going beyond the numbers, we talked to two of the women who work magic in the payroll department, Melissa Brickler and Theresa Hess.
What do you like best about working in payroll?
Theresa - I like being a part of the team. We are not on the project sites working side by side with the project staff; however, we are in constant contact with the project sites to make sure we get the employees accurate paychecks.
Melissa - There are two things I really enjoy about being in payroll - working closely with so many different amazing people and being able to help solve any payroll related problems that crop up on the jobsites. It’s our responsibility to get field guys paid as correctly and smoothly as possible so that Superintendents, Project Administrators and General Foreman aren’t tied up dealing with payroll issues when their time is better spent elsewhere.
What do you wish other departments knew about payroll?
Melissa - I wish other departments realized just how much behind-the-scenes work went into “magically” processing one payroll check.
Theresa - There are a lot of moving parts to producing a single paycheck. If even one of those parts stops it can make the process much more challenging. We are constantly making updates to the system so the process appears seamless to the employee.
What do you like best about working with your department?
Melissa - The best thing about our department is how well we work together as a team. Any time we have an issue that needs to be handled quickly – everyone is willing to pitch in and help out.
Theresa - I work with a great group of people. We have worked together for over 6 years, and all of us know what needs to be done and how to find a way to make it all happen.
Can you share a fun fact about yourselves?
Theresa - I like numbers.
Melissa – And ironically, I hate math.