Southern California Chapter
'International Assignment Management Policy Development'
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
12 – 4 PM
We encourage you to pass this invitation around your office and invite any coworkers who work in the fabulous field of global employee mobility!
- International assignment policy goals
- Best practices in development of international assignment policies
- Most common international assignment policy types
- Trends in policy development and key areas to include
- Impact of cost on policies
- Recent survey data
WATG corporate headquarters
8001 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92618
Guest speaker is Stuart Reid, Principal, Mercer Inc.
Topic is International Assignment Management Policy goals, strategies, types, trends, costs, recent survey data and best practices.
Lunch provided by GS3.
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch (provided by GS3)
1:00 – 1:30 pm: Opening remarks, introductions, FEM, Las Vegas Summit
1:30 – 3:30 pm: Interactive presentation by Stuart Reid (10 minute break after 1 hour)
3:30 – 4:00 pm: Closing remarks and networking
Stuart Reid, Principal with Mercer Inc., will host this Policy Development presentation. Stuart is a highly sought after expert on expat policy development and received great reviews at the Denver FEM chapter event last month. His bio is listed below.
Stuart Reid, CPA, is a Principal with Mercer, based in San Francisco. He is the leader of the Western Mobility Practice for Mercer responsible for all International Compensation Services business in the Western Region of the US and Canada.
Prior to joining Mercer, Stuart spent over 20 years in public accounting working in the International Executive Services Practices most recently with KPMG. Stuart has experience in providing organizations with guidance on international mobility areas such as international assignment policy development and benchmarking, global equity matters, development of tax equalization policies, program and process enhancement reviews, green card relinquishment, planning for social security matters while on assignment, drafting of international assignment agreements (assignment letters and secondment agreements) and other global relocation matters. Stuart has written various articles on global relocation including most recently “Post Repatriation Payments – The Challenge of an Assignee’s Trailing Obligation in the U.S”.
Stuart is a member of WIPA (Western International Personnel Association) and BAPRM (Bay Area Professionals in Relocation Management). Stuart is also a member of the AICPA and the California Society of CPA’s. He holds a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a BA in Economics from UCLA.
FEM is both a virtual and real-time community of global mobility professionals from many of the world’s leading companies. Our membership reflects all sides of the equation: Human Resources, Operations, Procurement, Tax, Immigration, Payroll and Finance professionals who employ and manage international staff. In addition, selected service providers who bring expert advice, support and services to facilitate effective cross border employment and living will be invited to join and attend functions.
Chapter Events are designed to create a relaxed environment for corporate members where they enjoy the company of their colleagues and fellow global mobility professionals without feeling they will be subject to aggressive marketing from service providers. There is no charge for corporate members. However, supplier members will be charged an annual fee for membership and a per-meeting fee for attendance.
There is no charge for corporate members and there is a $150 charge per supplier, per person assuming they have a valid Supplier Membership of $550. If you would like to know more about the registration process or have a any questions please enquire with Andy Smailes, email@example.com .
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