Prepare for the FPC or CPP Payroll Certification Exam with Sentric!

Preparing for a payroll certification exam? Join the Sentric staff for a CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) or FPC (Fundamentals of Payroll Certification) Study Course! Available in our Pittsburgh, PA and Huntington Beach, CA offices, we’ll help you learn and understand the exam topics and materials in a casual group setting, and help you to be better prepared for the exam. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today by calling 412.884.7600 ext 200 or emailing us at bdougherty@sentric.net. Sentric is an Approved Provider of Payroll Education by the American Payroll Association, and all Sentric training courses qualify for recertification credits.

Upcoming CPP / FPC Preparation Courses:

PITTSBURGH, PA and HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA:

Thursday 8/7/2014

1:00 PM Local Time

CPP Exam Preparatory Course – Module 1- Payroll Concepts

3 hrs

Thursday 8/14/2014

1:00 PM Local Time

CPP Exam Preparatory Course – Module 2 – Payroll Calculations

3 hrs

Thursday 8/21/2014

1:00 PM Local Time

CPP Exam Preparatory Course – Module 3 – Fringe Benefits

3 hrs

Thursday 8/28/2014

1:00 PM Local Time

CPP Exam Preparatory Course – Module 4 – Payroll Reporting & Empl Taxes

3 hrs

Thursday 9/4/2014

1:00 PM Local Time

CPP Exam Preparatory Course – Module 5 – Record Keeping & Payroll Practices

3 hrs

Thursday 9/11/2014

1:00 PM Local Time

CPP Exam Preparatory Course – Module 6 – Payroll Accounting

3 hrs

Thursday 9/18/2014

1:00 PM Local Time

CPP Exam Preparatory Course – Module 7 – Management & Administration

2 hrs

 

Sentric’s 1st Official Cornhole Tournament!

Instead of our annual softball game, we tried something new this year… CORNHOLE! Staff in our Pittsburgh, PA and our Huntington Beach, CA offices paired up for a high-stakes cornhole tournament, and we had a blast. Complete with a “double-elimination bracket”, plenty of cornhole sets, and gourmet burgers from the BRGR truck, the fun lasted much longer than the daylight did. Our final teams played under the streetlights, but a winner had to emerge. With the winning team getting their “Birthday Off” this year, it wasn’t just fun and games! Luckily the competition wasn’t too intense, and a great time was had by all.

Sentric celebrates National Lemonade Day

Sentric celebrates National Lemonade Day with ice cold lemonade – and a donation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand (http://www.alexslemonade.org/). It’s a win-win!

It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day at Sentric!

It was our first year trying this, and if I said we weren’t a LITTLE nervous, well, I’d be lying. But doggone it, it was a barking success!!

Sentric Volunteers with the PA Conservancy

A little rain wasn’t enough to keep Sentric’s employees from planting a garding in Homestead this weekend! We bundled up and got to work, planting zinneas and mulching in a creatively designed “figure eight” style garden. We can’t wait to see it bloom!

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary

Sentric employees had fun making cut-out snowflakes as part of a Snowflake Drive to decorate the new school for the Sandy Hook Elementary students in Newtown, CT.

Sentric collects gifts for Adopt-A-Family

Pittsburgh’s “pile” of gifts for our special family!

Sentric’s staff is proud to participate in the Salvation Army’s “Adopt-A-Family” program! We’ve “adopted” a family of 10 in our Pittsburgh, PA office and a family of 4 in our Orange County, CA office, and the staff has gone above and beyond buying up every gift on the family’s “wish list”. We couldn’t be happier to help make the holidays more joyous for two families in need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charity sale brings in funds for Haitian artists

By popular demand, Sentric hosted a 2nd event on December 7th to sell jewelry and other holiday items made by Haitian artists (www.apparentproject.org). All proceeds went directly to the artists, and the sale was a big success. Sentric’s employees and friends raised nearly $1200 in just three hours. A great event with beautiful hand-made products – it was a great success!

And the Gold Team wins it!

It was a tie-breaking year, with the White team having the most recent win in 2011. The pressure was on, and the stakes were high. Each team plays for their birthdayoff from work the following year, and the Gold team was not going to let the White team have it two years in a row. It was a close game, coming down to the final play in the final inning for the tie-breaking run. With a final score of 8 – 6, the Gold team was victorious. Until next year…

Sentric employees help to clean up downtown Pittsburgh

A few Sentric employees spent their Saturday morning working with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, helping to Beautify Pittsburgh!

Sentric Volunteers with the Western PA Conservancy

No one ever said volunteering was easy. And this past weekend, we proved it. For the 3rd year in a row, Sentric employees volunteered with the Western PA Conservancy (http://www.paconserve.org/2/about) to plant a Community Garden in a local neighborhood. This year’s garden was located at the intersection of Lydia Street & Chestnut Street in Carnegie… and was by far our largest garden yet! Even with our group of 14 employees & family members, it was a long, hard, HOT day! We weeded, planted and mulched until our garden was in pristine condition and ready for the world to see. Although the temps in the upper 80′s didn’t make easy work of it, we all were more than happy with the final product, and proud that we were able to help make a local community just a little more beautiful. 

Thank you to all of our volunteers, and their family members, for giving up their Saturday -and a lot of sweat- to make it happen: Bridgette Balogh and her sister Meghan, Melissa Causer and her daughter Calista, Melissa Harris and her boyfriend Tim, Dave Ignaski, Betsy Kleinhample and her husband John, Mike Maggs, Shannon Dougherty-Maggs and her mother Mare and sister Brie, Sally Ritz, and Kim Underwood. 

 

Sentric supports Haitian artists with Jewelry Sale

Visitors had the opportunity to purchase handmade jewelry by Haitian artists, on display in our Training Room from 10 AM – 3PM on May 23rd. All proceeds benefitted The Apparent Project (www.apparentproject.org). Sentric’s employees, guests and visitors raised enough money to feed 50 Haitian artists and their families for a week. It was a fun event for a great cause. And thank you to our Pittsburgh Operations Manager, Cyndi Marszalek who put it all together!

Take Your Child To Work Day at Sentric!

Looks like we’ve got a few budding “workforce management pros” among us! Well, we’d like to think so, anyway. Take a look at what the kiddos were up to on Take Your Child To Work Day here at Sentric…

Annual Egg Hunt!

Sentric employees were greeted with some fun festivities this morning when they arrived to the office! Dozens of colored eggs hidden throughout the office, filled with candy, lottery tickets and even some coupons for free PTO! A fun time was had by all. Of course, the eggs have been strategically hidden… which means we are sure we’ll still be finding eggs far into the year!

Sentric’s Race to Any Place to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

We came, we rode, we… limped all day Sunday. Sentric was a proud participant in the 2012 Race to Any Place, a 6 hour stationary bike race to raise funds for the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Team SpinSentric gave it their all, biking nearly 140 miles in total during the 6 hour, 12-person relay. Hopefully by this time next year, we’ll be recovered and eager to beat this year’s mileage!