May 16-18
Boyne Highlands Resort
600 Highland Rd
Harbor Springs

Communicate, collaborate and learn with your peers at the 2017 Finance and Human Resources Seminar!

This year's seminar includes sessions on: 

  • How to Calculate Regular and Seasonal Fringe Benefit Rates;

  • Identifying and Managing the Violent Employee, Contractor or Customer with Kenneth Wolf of Incident Management Team; and 

  • Life is not a Duress Rehearsal with C. Leslie Charles, CSP.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

10:00 – Noon Cogitate and Precision Break out Session

1:00 p.m. General Session
Pledge of Allegiance
John Strauss, CRA F&HR Chairperson; Steve A. Warren, CRA President

1:15-3:30 p.m. Identifying & Managing the Violent  Employee, Contractor or Customer
Kenneth Wolf, Ph.D., Incident Management Team

3:30-3:45 p.m. Break

3:45.- 5:00 p.m. State Trunkline Contract & Audit Information
Melissa William, Director of Finance, Oakland CRC
Darryl Heid, Director of Operations, Oakland CRC

5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:15 - 10:45 a.m. Life is not a Duress Rehearsal
C. Leslie Charles, CSP, Speaker, Author, Consultant, Facilitator

10:45- 11:00 a.m. BREAK

11:00  - 12:00 p.m. MERS RESOURCES:
Tony Radjenovich, Regional Manager, MERS of Michigan

12:00  - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:15 - 1:45p.m. News From the Front:
Denise Donohue, Director, CRA

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Fringe Benefit Rate Calculation; How to calculate Regular and Seasonal Rates;
Steven J. Watson, CPA, Finance Director, Huron County Road Commission

2:45 - 3:45 p.m. General Labor Law Updates:
Michael Kluck, Attorney, Michael R. Kluck & Associates

3:45. - 4:00 p.m. Break

4:00. - 5:00 p.m. Health Insurance Items:
Autumn Ward, Compliance Officer, 44North

5:30 p.m. Social Hour

6:00 p.m. Banquet
Presentation of Awards


Thursday, May 18, 2017

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

8:15. - 8:30 a.m. General Session
Report from the Chair
John L. Strauss, Kent County Road Commission

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. CRASIF & Mackinaw Administrators  Board updates, dividends, return to work initiative
Jim deSpelder, Administrator & CEO

8:45. - 9:00 a.m. MCRCSIP & Sedgwick Updates
Gayle Cummings, Administrator

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Accounting Manual Sub-Comm Report
Jennifer Rosser, Director of Finance/Clerk, Shiawassee County Road Commission

9:15. - 10:15 a.m. Workers' Compensation Process Overview: Beginning to End
Jim deSpelder, CRASIF Administrator
James Helminski, CRASIF Workers' Comp.Attorney
Bleakley, Cypher, Parent, Warren  and Dunn PC.

10:15- 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30. - 10:45 a.m. MISCRAM Generation 2.0 Update
Dustin Earley, Engagement Specialist, CRA

10:45 - 12:00 p.m. Open Forum: Peer Discussion

12:00 p.m. Adjourn   


To register for the 2017 Finance and Human Resources Seminar, use the registration link below.

Book your hotel room at a discounted rate by clicking here.

All questions regarding registration should be directed to Cindie Dulaney:  517.482.1189,

Registration link