Tim Roeder has worked as Payroll Manager for the University of Nebraska at Kearney since October 1994. In that capacity, Tim has primary responsibility for ensuring that more than 1,500 people receive their paychecks correctly and on time. During his tenure at UNK, he has worked diligently to bring the payroll department to its current high level of operation. Tim has cooperated with other university payroll officials in bringing the university into compliance with federal regulations regarding the employment of non-resident aliens. Non-resident alien students value Tim's expertise and advice in handling their payroll withholding tax obligations.
Tim's important leadership role in the implementation of Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing (SAP) for the University of Nebraska garnered him the respect of his payroll manager colleagues on the other campuses. They learned quickly that Tim has extensive knowledge about the SAP payroll system and that he also has the ability to explain it to others. During the last 18 months, he spent many days and nights in Lincoln, working on SAP design and implementation. The payroll function of the SAP software had many deficiencies that needed correcting before it could be applied to the business operations of a university. Tim labored valiantly with other university officials in creating ways to improve the software and to validate these improvements through extensive testing.
Tim is also responsible for training the UNK campus time management end-users. Thanks to his hard work and success in working with a core group of campus end-users, UNK has the ability to train additional personnel in the near future. Those he trained appreciated Tim's quick, yet patient and understanding responses to their questions. UNK personnel take delight in his good humor, for Tim makes others feel comfortable in all work and training sessions. The pride he takes in his work inspires other employees who are striving to improve their performance. Tim's non-judgmental attitude and willingness to give assistance have raised the morale of all personnel dealing with SAP. Because of his extensive knowledge and his success in training UNK staff, the University of Nebraska at Omaha has invited Tim to orient their employees to SAP.
Because of his many skills and because he is a superb role model for others in the Human Resources Office, the University of Nebraska at Kearney is pleased to name Tim Roeder the Employee of the Month for April 2000.