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"PrishanTeK enabled us to match our requirements with the minimum of fuss by using an honest, open and caring approach with both candidates and ourselves.”
                                -
Ginny DeLauter, President, GD Management, MD

 

FINGERTIP FACTS - General

Q: What are the benefits to contracting?
  At PrishanTeK, the most quoted reasons heard in favor of contracting as opposed to full-time employment are:
Better compensation
The possibility of working on a variety of state-of-the-art technology projects
The possibility of remaining current on technology upgrades
The possibility of scheduling more vacation or relaxation time between contracts

Q: Does PrishanTeK consider consultants who work as 1099s?
  PrishanTeK invites consultants who are incorporated (with a Federal Tax I.D. # and Insurance). Alternatively, we will hire you as our temporary service employee (W-2).

Q: What is your overall submittal process?
  At PrishanTeK, this process is:
Assessing and committing the consultant to the contract
Reformatting his/her résumé
Interviewing the consultant (reviewing the contract and re-committing him/her to the assignment, term, and rate)
Submitting résumé to client (PrishanTeK submits only one résumé per position unless the client requests otherwise)
Setting up client/consultant interview
Finalizing the contract with client and consultant.

Q: What happens at the conclusion of the contract? Will I be offered another?
  Retaining consultants is a top priority consideration at PrishanTeK. The PrishanTeK Account Manager oversees all aspects of the appointment at all times to uphold the client and consultant expectation. A fortnightly Project Status Review records the consultant’s feedback on the status of the project. This process allows PrishanTeK to identify any problem areas and to work with the client and/or the consultant as required. Additionally, it enables PrishanTeK to assess every consultant’s performance strengths and weaknesses.

PrishanTeK is already aware of your potential availability two to three weeks prior to the contract ending date. The PrishanTeK Account Manager duly notifies the company’s Account Management and Technical Recruiting teams of your availability and technical skill set. Our client firms are informed accordingly. In other words, you never lose top priority status at PrishanTeK.


Q: How do I submit my résumé?
  You will need to e-mail your résumé in MS Word, plain ASCII text or RTF format (for guidance on effective résumé drafting, please refer to the RÉSUMÉ TIPS section).

FINGERTIP FACTS – Payroll

Q: What is the company’s payment schedule?
  PrishanTeK processes employee consultant payroll twice a month. Paydays are on the 21st for the period of the 1st thru the 15th and the 7th of the following month for the period of the 16th thru the end of the month.

Consultants are required to complete one timesheet for each working week. Upon receipt of client approval, these are submitted to PrishanTeK for processing according to the schedule. Delayed receipt of these by the due date and time will result in corresponding delay in payment until the next semi-monthly pay period.


Q: When is my timesheet due?
  A timesheet schedule is available in the Job Central/Consultant Central section of the PrishanTeK website (www.PrishanTeK.com) and is also included in your signup packet. Please contact your PrishanTeK account representative or payroll department if you are unsure of the timesheet due date. You are required to submit your timesheet every Saturday morning.

Q: What if I can't get a manager signature on my timesheet?
  If you know the client manager will not be available for signature, contact your PrishanTeK account representative as soon as possible. Often a proxy signatory can be assigned for approval. Alternatively, fax or Email approval can be obtained.

It is important to remember that payroll cannot be processed without a client-approved timesheet.


Q: What could cause non-receipt or delay of my paycheck?
  Delay or non-receipt of compensation could be attributable to:
Timesheet received after specified due date/time
Name not indicated/illegible on timesheet
Hours not added accurately (refer to next question)
Timesheet faxed improperly (back/blank side received)
Non-intimation of change in your mailing address
   
  Your check will be mailed directly from our payroll service provider. Please allow five working days for United States Postal service delivery. Contact the payroll department to place a stop payment request. A manual check will be issued for replacement. Direct deposit facility is not available.

Q: Why does incorrect recording of hours result in delay of check receipt? Why can't PrishanTeK staff change the timesheet?
 

The timesheet is a legal document. The client is authorizing PrishanTeK to pay you and bill them the hours approved on the timesheet. PrishanTeK personnel are not authorized to alter the document. The client must first authorize changes and/or corrections. Obtaining this authorization may result in delays.


Q: What if there is an error on my paycheck?
 

Contact the PrishanTeK payroll department. We will review your records and make necessary adjustments. If the payroll personnel are not available, leave a detailed voice mail message. Include a phone number where you can be reached during business hours.


Q: How do I change my tax filing status?
 

Complete a new Form W4 and submit to the payroll department.


Q: How do I change my name?
 

Notify your PrishanTeK account representative and fill out a new Form W4. If changing your name is due to a change in marital status, review Form W4 and check off the marital box that applies. This is a good time to update withholding status. Send the Form W4 to the Virginia office. Forms are available at all PrishanTeK locations.

Contact the Social Security Administration and apply for a new card.


Q: Why are the hours worked the last days of December not included on the year end tax statement Form W2?
 

Hours worked during the last period of December (16th - 31st) are paid the next tax year in January. Compensation and taxes are reported to the State Franchise Tax Board and Internal Revenue Service as first quarter earnings (year of the funds transfer or date of check).


FINGERTIP FACTS – For Incorporated Consultants

Q: When do I get paid?
 

PrishanTeK processes incorporated invoices/payments twice a month. The schedule is as follows:

  Period One: Hours worked from the 1st of the month through and including the 15th are paid on the 7th of the following month.
  Period Two: Hours worked from the 16th of the month through the last day of the month are paid on the 21st of the following month.
     
  Consultants are required to complete one timesheet for each period. Upon receipt of client approval they must submit their timesheet and invoice to PrishanTeK for processing, according to the schedule. If the timesheet and invoice are not received by the due date, payment will be processed in the following period.

Q: When are my timesheet and invoice due?
 

A schedule is included in the contract signup packet and is also published at the onset of each year. If you are unsure of the due date, contact your PrishanTeK account representative, the Accounting Department or the PrishanTeK website at PrishanTeK.com. Remember to submit one approved timesheet and invoice at the end of each period.


Q: What if I cannot obtain a manager’s signature on my timesheet before it is due?
 

If you know the client manager will not be available for signature, contact your PrishanTeK account representative as soon as possible. Often a proxy signatory can be assigned for approval. Alternatively, fax or Email approval can be obtained.

It is important to remember that payroll cannot be processed without a client-approved timesheet.


Q: How do I submit my timesheet and invoice?
 

Fax your approved timesheet, along with your invoice, to the PrishanTeK Accounting Department by the due date. Alternatively, you may e-mail your invoice to timesheets@PrishanTeK.com. You also have the option of having your manager send your approved timesheet via e-mail to timesheets@PrishanTeK.com. Your manager merely needs to type the word "approved" in the body of the email and attach the approved timesheet.

  View a Sample Invoice.

Q: How can I confirm the company’s receipt of my timesheet and invoice?
 

To verify that your timesheet and invoice have been received by PrishanTeK, contact our Accounting Department (see contact information at the end of this document). All emailed invoices will receive a reply confirming receipt.


Q: Do I need to mail in my original timesheet and invoice?
 

Unless expressly requested to do so, you do not need to mail in your original timesheet and invoice. A clear fax copy will usually suffice.


Q: What could cause non-receipt or delay of my paycheck?
 

Please refer to the answer in the payroll section of this document.


Q: Why does incorrect recording of hours result in delay of check receipt? Why can't PrishanTeK staff change the timesheet?
 

Please refer to the answer in the Payroll section of this document.


Q: What if there is an error on my check?
 

Please refer to the answer in the payroll section of this document.


Q: Can I request overnight delivery of my check?
 

Yes, one time or continued express mail service is available. To initiate express mail service, call the Accounting Department prior to the timesheet and invoice due date. A processing fee of $20.00 will be deducted for each overnight delivery.


Q: Why do you need my social security number if I am incorporated?
 

Some clients require that the consultant's social security number be included on certain documents to serve as an identification number. If you are asked to provide your social security number, it is for this reason and not for tax reporting purposes.


Accounting Department:
 

PrishanTeK, Inc.
8041 Galla Knoll Cir.
Springfield, VA 22153
Email: timesheets@PrishanTeK.com



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