Fire Safety Training

We provide Human Resource Services and ALOT of things can fall into that realm. Providing fire safety training can be one of them… Below are some pictures of a Compass-i Fire Safety Training course. Check ‘em out!

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NEW iPhone Online Employer App

The Online Employer (OE) App for iPhones and other Apple products has just been released! This application is for those clients that are already on Employee Services and is free to download. For employees it provides access to view your pay stubs, your company’s directory and your company’s information center. Currently, employers will have read-only access to the following; all employees’ check stubs and demographics, as well as the company’s information center. The ability to process payroll from your iPhone directly is coming soon!! So, stay tuned!

To download your free OE App, visit the Apple App Store today!

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Did You Know…?

Did you know that you don’t have to be a payroll client to benefits from our HR-On Demand services? Well now you do! Here are some (of the many) HR services we offer:

  • Development of Employee Handbook          
  • Employee Handbook Maintenance
  • Audits: to Ensure Compliance
  • Interviewing
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Checks
  • Drug Screening
  • Disciplinary/ Grievance
  • Termination
  • Department of Labor Consulting
  • And much more…

Call (480) 893-1394 or email info@compass-i.com to get a free quote or more information on our HR service offerings.

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Self Check- E-Verify Employees Can Use

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that Self Check, a free online service of E-Verify that allows workers to check their own employment eligibility status, is now available in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

“Self Check was developed through a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide individuals a tool to check their own employment eligibility status, as well as guidance on how to correct their DHS and SSA records. It is the first online E-Verify service offered directly to workers. Available in English and Spanish, Self Check enables individuals to enter the same information into Self Check that employers enter into E-Verify.”

For more information on Self Check or to use Self Check please visit: www.uscis.gov/selfcheck

Employers: Please remember that Self Check does not replace I-9 or E-Verify.

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HCPR Workshop Tomorrow!!

Want to learn more about how you and your employees can receive a tax benefit on their individually owned health care plans?

Join us at our HCPR Plan (Health Care Premium Reimbursement Plan, aka Defined Contribution) Workshop tomorrow, January 31st, from 12:00pm-1:15pm. We will be at VaBene Italian Cuisine; 4647 E. Chandler Blvd. #1 Phoenix, AZ 85048.

To RSVP email me at kaitlin.shank@compass-i.com.

If you are unable to attend this one, stay tuned for our next workshop!

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Arizona Fire District Association Conference

Attended the AFDA Conference this past weekend. Really enjoyed visiting with this great group of people! Can’t wait for the next conference.

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FICA Withholding Rates 2012

Employee Withholding Rates:

  • FICA: 4.2%
  • Medicare: 1.45%

Employer Withholding Rates:

  • FICA: 6.2%
  • Medicare: 1.45%

Employee portion of FICA will remain at 4.2% through the end of February when it will be returned to 6.2%.

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Happy Holidays!

Compass-i wishes all of our friends, families, clients and partners a very safe and happy holiday season. We wish you many blessings now and in the new year.

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COLA Increases for Dollar Limitations on Benefits and Contributions

“The Internal Revenue Code provides for dollar limitations on benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans. Code §415 requires the limits to be adjusted annually for cost-of-living increases. The IRS announced on October 20, 2011 cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for pension plans and other items for tax
year 2012.”

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