Incorporated in 1979, Feeding America is the nation’s largest not-for-profit hunger-relief organization, with a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs that together feed more than 46 million people each year.
Feeding America has a complex payroll, which was costly to manage. With a workforce spanning 25 states, many of the organization's 245 employees often transferred from one state to another, depending on regional needs. In addition to the tax complexities of a dispersed team, Feeding America also has a large variety of job codes and types of workers. This translated into a time-consuming, frustrating, and laborious payroll process.
The Feeding America national office in Chicago selected UKG Pro® to meet its people management needs, so the organization could focus more resources on fighting hunger. Since going live with Pro, Feeding America has transformed its people-focused processes to help ensure that administrative costs remain as low as possible.
"Pro handles our payroll beautifully, and today it is faster, more accurate, and requires less manual effort," said Laura Juergens, Director of Compensation and Benefits at Feeding America.
For example, included with Pro is a Smart Tax Search tool that automatically recommends the correct federal, state, and local payroll tax, based on where an employee lives and works in the U.S. Additionally, paystubs with tax details, benefits deductions, and W2s are all accessible in Pro via mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Available 24/7, the UKG portal also provides employees with access to collaborative performance management tools for career development.
“Feeding America knows that UKG understands our mission in fighting hunger and our core objectives, and helps us to be as efficient as possible with our limited resources. UKG and Feeding America also have great mutual respect for each other's organization, which is exceptional, and we know that we have a long-term partner in UKG.”
Director of Compensation and Benefits
"Pro gives our network of employees the opportunity to conveniently view their career goals and track their progress whenever and from wherever," said Juergens. "We see performance management as a process that is dynamic and something that occurs continuously, not just once a year. With Pro, employees can collaborate with managers and journal about their accomplishments. Pro's ease of use and user-friendly experience have been huge gains for us."
The HR team at Feeding America can take advantage of UKG's extensive training program at no cost, from initial rollout of Pro through the organization's lifetime as a UKG customer. With UKG's flexible delivery options, users may participate in classroom training at a national training center, virtual instructor-led training, and self-paced online courses, enabling HR professionals to select their preferred learning experience.
"Feeding America knows that UKG understands our mission in fighting hunger and our core objectives, and helps us to be as efficient as possible with our limited resources," said Juergens. "UKG and Feeding America also have great mutual respect for each other's organization, which is exceptional, and we know that we have a long-term partner in UKG."