Are human resource (HR) issues draining your management team? Our team of HR professionals and strategic partners can provide the comprehensive HR services of a full HR department or we can supplement your existing HR staff.

"Answers All Of My Questions In A Clear Manner"

Kathy Townsend

Our case administrator, Susan, has been absolutely wonderful and is a joy to work with. She is very knowledgeable, patient, answers all of my questions in a clear manner, and is professional.

- Kathy Townsend

Very Responsive And Clear To Requests And Questions

Our service representative, Carol, is outstanding and very responsive and clear to requests and questions. Very professional yet pleasant.

- Jane Surmecewicz

They are a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend their services.

Dan Neal

For many years we’ve relied on TPS Group’s extensive knowledge and industry expertise to keep us in compliance with state and federal regulations as well as changes in the law. Their attention to detail is just what we need to keep our business operations running smoothly. They are a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend their services.

- Dan Neal

Working with Kim and her talented team helped us fill in the gaps within our small HR department. I strongly recommend TPS for HR tasks that don’t warrant hiring a full-time team. Thanks again Kim!

- Jake F

HR Consulting Firm Services

Employee Handbooks & Policy Development

Employee Handbooks & Policy Development

Our Employee Handbooks are customized based on your company size, practices, needs, and company culture and designed for compliance with State and Federal regulations.

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HR Best Practices Audit

HR Best Practices Audit

Our HR Best Practices Audit is a comprehensive review of your business’ current policies, procedures, and practices.

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Training Workshops

Training Workshops

TPS Group offers a broad spectrum of HR training services for organizations of all sizes.

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Performance Management Plans

Performance Management Plans

TPS understands that managing employees is a time-consuming and draining supervisory requirement. Through our experience with a broad spectrum of organizations, we further understand that performance requirements and standards vary greatly from organization to organization. Performance standards required in one organization may be different or not important to another.

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HR Compensation Analysis and Benchmarking

HR Compensation Analysis and Benchmarking

For most organizations, compensation and benefits are its largest expense. TPS utilizes an analytical approach to obtaining and evaluating jobs and benchmarking compensation.

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HR Department Startups

HR Department Startups

We will act as your in-house HR department until which time you need to hire either a part time or full time HR Professional, which we can train for you.

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Hiring & Recruiting

Hiring & Recruiting

TPS Group can assist you in determining needs, recruiting, conducting background checks, interviewing and on-boarding.

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Employee Self-Service

Employee Self-Service

Save Time! Employee Self-Service gives your workforce access to pull personal data, pay information, W2s and time off accrual information securely via the internet.

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Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation

Gain better control of your cash flow and expenses. Our workers’ compensation services provide efficiencies by having premiums based on your actual payroll deducted automatically from each payroll cycle. No up-front deposits requirement (to avoid year-end audit issues) and a time savings on administration.

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Evolution's Human Resource Module

Evolution's Human Resource Module

Payright’s Human Resource system is fully integrated with our payroll system. With Evolution's HR Module, you have the ability to handle comprehensive tracking of all important employee information throughout their employment period.

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Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA)

Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA)

Health Reimbursement Accounts are funded and owned solely by the employer and utilized for the benefit of employees to cover the cost of medical expenses chosen by the employer.

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Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Offering your employees Flexible Spending Account Benefits. FSAs offer many benefits for both employers and employees, including substantial savings on qualified healthcare expenses.

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Premium-Only Plans

Premium-Only Plans

POP plans are limited scope Section 125 plans that allow employers to pay health insurance premiums without FICA taxation. Employees also save by paying their portion of health insurance premiums with pre-tax income.

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COBRA Administration

COBRA Administration

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) requires that employers follow specific guidelines when notifying individuals of their benefit continuation rights under Health and Welfare plans. Employers may face heavy government fines and penalties if found in non-compliance of COBRA requirements.

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Group Medical Insurance

Group Medical Insurance

Every year the cost of health insurance is increasing, making it difficult to continue to offer it to your employees and retirees. When we meet with an employer group, first and every time, we’ll ask questions to put together a comparison of plans based on your answers and the best value. We’re here to help make it an effortless process.

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Health Reimbursement Accounts

Health Reimbursement Accounts

Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) may work in conjunction with any insurance plan. It can be designed to cover specific health expenses, or insurance plan cost-sharing, such as co-pays, coinsurance or a portion of the deductible on a High Deductible Health Plan. HRAs are funded and owned solely by the employer and are utilized for the benefit of employees to cover the cost of medical expenses chosen by you.

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Group Dental

Group Dental

Group Dental provides the benefits associated with better overall health for your employees and can be a key component in a competitive compensation package to attract and retain the best employees.

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NYS DBL/Enhanced

NYS DBL/Enhanced

As a business owner in New York with employees, you know the state mandates disability coverage for your employees that get sick or hurt off the job. NYS DBL provides coverage up to 26 weeks for your employees. For a very affordable rate you can enhance this coverage, increasing the weekly amount available.

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Long and/ Short Term Disability

Long and/ Short Term Disability

Attracting and retaining top-tier employees should be a top priority within your company. Offering disability insurance will not only give your employees peace of mind, but help you compete with other companies that may be offering it.

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Group Life Insurance

Group Life Insurance

No one likes to think about prematurely dying, but the reality is it happens. Protecting those left behind is what life insurance is all about. Whether the goal is to pay off debt, like a mortgage, cover lost income or retirement, or give children the ability to continue to go to college. It’s care when someone is no longer here.

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Voluntary Benefits

Voluntary Benefits

These plans are designed to supplement benefits that you, the employer, offer. Usually the employees pay for the plans, certain plans can be offered on a pre-tax basis and by paying that way it saves the employer FICA. Why wouldn’t you have these available?

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Section 125 Cafeteria Plans

Section 125 Cafeteria Plans

Employers establish a menu of benefits by electing to offer group health or accident insurance, group term life insurance, disability benefits, dental insurance, vision insurance, or voluntary benefits.

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HR Consulting Firm Team Members

HR Consulting Firm Resources

Maine Department of Labor (Maine DOL)

Maine Department of Labor (Maine DOL)

  • State employment laws
  • State independent contractor rules
  • Unemployment
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Safety training & compliance assistance
Maine Human Rights Commission (MHRC)

Maine Human Rights Commission (MHRC)

Anti-discrimination law enforcement

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Federal wage and hour law
  • Exempt and non-exempt employee status
  • Compliance assistance
  • Independent contractor rules for DOL
Maine Revenue Services (MRS)

Maine Revenue Services (MRS)

  • State tax laws, rules and forms
  • Businesses and individuals
O*NET OnLine

O*NET OnLine

Job analysis and job description development

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Labor statistics & wage data

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  • Federal tax laws, rules and forms
  • Businesses and individuals
  • Independent contractor rules for IRS
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination & enforcement

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Safety laws training compliance assistance

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Human resource data – laws, policies, forms and tools

American Payroll Association (APA)

American Payroll Association (APA)

Payroll guidance and information

Employee Benefits Security Administration

Employee Benefits Security Administration

Benefit plan compliance and assistance (health and retirement) COBRA HIPPA

COBRA Information & Notices for Continuation of Health Coverage

COBRA Information & Notices for Continuation of Health Coverage

COBRA Continuation Coverage - Resources for Employers, Advisers, Workers & Families

HR Consulting Firm Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why would a company consider HR Help Desk services?

A: 

Many companies and organizations rely on HR help desk services. Providers of these services often also offer guidance on key Human Resources functional areas including general policies, recruitment, benefits, discipline & documentation as well as compliance areas.

By teaming up with an HR consulting firm like the TPS Group of HR Consultants has experience in a broad spectrum of industries and small and large size organizations.

Most employers want their provider to be able to extend their services to all areas of benefits, compensation, staff development and training, policy administration and much more. When you utilize HR Help Desk Services at TPS Group, you gain access to the knowledge and experience of an entire team rather than one or more individuals on staff that are juggling other in-house responsibilities.

Q: Why do employers need Hiring & Recruiting Services?

A: 

Recruiting top workers should be a priority for every business, and your company should be no different. However, locating and attracting top talent is more competitive than ever.

Employers turn to HR consulting firms that can assist with Hiring & Recruiting for many different reasons and we find that there are a variety of circumstances that lead a company to require professional hiring & recruiting services.

Most often, employers utilize our services when one or more of the following is the case:

  • They need assistance in analyzing the required duties and requirements of the position.
  • They aren’t sure of the skills, experience and compensation range required for the position.
  • They don’t have enough time to recruit the open position.
  • They have had trouble filling the job for an extended period.
  • They do not have internal staff who are proficient in interviewing who may be unaware of employment laws affecting recruiting and interviewing.
  • They have seen high turnover rates for the position and seek expert help.

Q: What does a company have to do after establishing a profit sharing plan?

A: 

If you establish a profit-sharing plan, you: 

  • Can have other retirement plans
  • Can be a business of any size
  • Need to annually file a Form 5500

Q: What topics are typically covered at a HR (Human Resources) training workshop?

A: 

A training workshop is usually provided in an individual or group setting.

Topics covered typically relate to Human Resources and Workforce Management. Many Human Resources Consultants offer an extensive catalog of on-site or off-site training topics conducted by our Consultants and affiliates.  

Topics covered at a HR Training Workshop should include, but are not limited to:

  • Harassment
  • Ethics
  • Performance Management
  • Effective Interviewing 
  • Supervisory Training
  • Leadership Training
  • Effective Communication
  • Change Management
  • Employment Law
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Helping Employee's Grow
  • Effective Job Descriptions

HR Consulting Firm Articles

To Roth or Not to Roth

To Roth or Not to Roth

To Roth or Not to Roth A compelling feature of a 401(k) plan has always been the opportunity to contribute money from your current income on a pre-tax ...

Steps To Take To Protect Your Investments

Steps To Take To Protect Your Investments

Retirement accounts have become an attractive target for cyber-thieves, and fraudulent activity is on the rise nationally. Here are important steps to ...

Gen Z in the Workplace: Are Companies Ready?

Gen Z in the Workplace: Are Companies Ready?

Young adults of Generation Z, defined as the cohort of people born from 1997 on, are entering the workforce and will change the rule book just as the Millennials ...

The Vanishing Employee: “Ghosting” at Work

The Vanishing Employee: “Ghosting” at Work

It’s a new, startling labor trend in one of the strongest job markets in 19 years: “ghosting.” Once a term used primarily in the dating world to describe ...

The Sobering Facts about Health Care Costs in Retirement

The Sobering Facts about Health Care Costs in Retirement

Unless you are one of the lucky few with a lifetime medical plan paid for by your employer, health care costs are one of the largest expenses in retirement ...

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k) Account?

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k) Account?

Eric’s landlord was raising the rent again, and this time Eric decided he was ready to move out and buy his own house. After meeting with a loan officer ...

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Employer’s Matching Contribution?

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Employer’s Matching Contribution?

Many employees don’t contribute enough to their 401(k) to take full advantage of their employer’s matching contribution. Are you one of them? Maybe you ...

"Hot Topics in HR" Complimentary Seminar

"Hot Topics in HR" Complimentary Seminar

Don't Miss This Opportunity!  "Hot Topics in HR" Complimentary Seminar November 13, 2018 You are invited to a complimentary seminar and brunch buffet ...

TPS Group Now Offers 3(16) Plan Administration

TPS Group Now Offers 3(16) Plan Administration

With TPS 3(16) Service, LLC as the 3(16) fiduciary, employers can rest easy knowing that all plan decisions are made in the best interest of the participants. Does ...

Managing Re-Hires

Managing Re-Hires

Publication: Solutions in a Flash Volume/Issue: October 2018 Managing Re-Hires Aaron R. Moody As we approach Halloween, let’s take a look at a real ...

Salary Deferral Deposits: Avoiding Fiduciary Violations

Salary Deferral Deposits: Avoiding Fiduciary Violations

For the 401(k) fiduciary, the importance of timely salary deferral deposits cannot be overstated. An employer that fails to remit employee contributions ...

Cybersecurity Threats and Retirement Plans

Cybersecurity Threats and Retirement Plans

Are you at risk of a cyber-attack? The answer to that question is yes. Millions of credit card numbers and other forms of personal information are stolen ...

Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Plans: Key Points for Employers

Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Plans: Key Points for Employers

The Davis-Bacon Act is a federal prevailing wage law governed by the Department of Labor that applies to contractors and subcontractors who perform work ...

Boost Retirement Savings with a HSA

Boost Retirement Savings with a HSA

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) offer significant tax advantages and can be an effective way to cover health care costs in retirement. By law, HSAs are ...

Maximizing Social Security Income

Maximizing Social Security Income

Bill and Sue, a married couple seeking advice from their financial advisor, felt that they were in a quandary. At age 62, Bill wanted to retire within ...

How Cash Balance Plans are Redefining the Retirement Savings Industry

How Cash Balance Plans are Redefining the Retirement Savings Industry

Although the traditional annuity defined pension plan has mostly gone the way of the rotary phone, cash balance plans are growing in popularity, especially ...

Are Millennials Saving for Retirement?

Are Millennials Saving for Retirement?

Samantha, age 27, is a special education teacher in her third year of teaching. She and her fiancé have just bought their first home and are planning their ...

CEFEX Certification: The 'Gold Standard' in TPA Validation

CEFEX Certification: The 'Gold Standard' in TPA Validation

Advisors and plan sponsors benchmark plan fees, nvestments and other services that can be provided  by a record keeping platform, but rarely have I encountered ...

Sexual Harassment Training: Is Your Company in Compliance?

Sexual Harassment Training: Is Your Company in Compliance?

The recent spate of sexual harassment accusations in Hollywood and in companies all over the country should serve as a reminder to employers about their ...

4 Great Reasons Why Even Small Businesses Need HR Services

4 Great Reasons Why Even Small Businesses Need HR Services

For most businesses, their workforce is not only their biggest asset but their largest expense. No matter how small or large the business, strategic management ...

Fiduciary Responsibilities

Fiduciary Responsibilities

Key Facts Employers Need to Know Employers who offer 401(k) Profit Sharing Plans must meet standards of conduct and practice under ERISA, but misconceptions ...

Organizational Pressure Points

Organizational Pressure Points

Why you should consider utilizing qualified HR Consultants to manage your organizational pressure points! Are you concerned with the direction your company ...

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