Payroll Disaster Recovery what we learned from the COVID pandemic

On Demand Webinar Duration 60 Minutes Credits HRCI 1 & SHRM 1 PDCs

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Speaker: Dayna is currently the Director of Payroll Operations at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago


Coming to work and beginning the payroll process each week has become part of what we do.But sometimes we overlook the realty that a natural disaster could stop us from getting to the office one day.Or even a worldwide pandemic like COVID-19 could change the way we do business in the matter of days for an extended period of time.How will employees still get paid when a crisis situation occurs?With the growth of centralized payroll systems, the reality of one location having a disaster that can stop payroll for an entire company is a real concern.

Why Should You Attend

  • Determining critical processes to have a plan for.
  • How to validate the disaster plan.
  • Who should hold what responsibilities for what part of the plan
  • Discussion on how to keep your plan up to date.
  • Planning for the recovery when the disaster is over
  • Best Practices to keep in mind when developing the disaster plan
  • What we learned from COVID-19 that makes us have to update our plans

Areas Covered

  • Choosing critical payroll tasks
  • How to evaluate?
  • What should a good disaster plan include
  • How to set responsibilities
  • Validating the plan
  • Keeping the plan up to date
  • Plan Maintenance
  • How to end the plan?

Who Will Benefit

  • Payroll Professionals
  • Tax Professionals
  • Accounting Professionals

This activity has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

Your Instructor

Dayna Reum
Dayna Reum

Dayna is currently the Director of Payroll Operations at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dayna has been heavily involved in the payroll field over 20 years. Starting as a payroll clerk at a small Tucson company, Dayna moved on to be a Payroll Team Leader at Honeywell Inc. During Dayna’s time at Honeywell she obtained her FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) through the American Payroll Association. She also received several merit awards for Customer Service and Acquisitions and Divestitures. Dayna is no stranger to teaching she has taught at the Metro Phoenix American Payroll Association meetings and at the Arizona State Payroll Conference. Topics including Payroll Basics, Global/Cultural Awareness, Immigration Basics for the Payroll Professional, Multi-State and Local Taxation and Quality Control for Payroll, International and Canadian payroll. Dayna has her CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) through the APA. She also serves on the National American Payroll Association on the National Strategic Leadership Task Force, Government Affairs Task Force (PA Local tax subcommittee). Dayna has received a Citation of Merit for her service along with being a Gold Pin member of the APA. Besides her payroll accomplishments Dayna is certified in HR hiring and firing practices and is a Six-Sigma Greenbelt

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