SafeGuard World International and FedEx Honored with a Webster Buchanan Multi-country Payroll Best Practice Award

RALEIGH, North Carolina (December 6, 2011) – SafeGuard World International (SGWI), a leading provider of global payroll and global employment outsourcing, in conjunction with Rann Rushing, Senior Manager/Controller for the Latin American division of FedEx®, were proud to accept an award at Webster Buchanan’s 2011 Multi-country Payroll Best Practice Awards Dinner.

Webster Buchanan, a market research and consulting company specializing in multi-country payroll and international HR, held its Multi-country Payroll Best Practice Awards in San Francisco, California on the evening of October 18th 2011, during its second annual U.S. summit.

The Awards are part of a broad range of initiatives at Webster Buchanan designed to encourage organizations to share knowledge and experiences. Five categories highlight good practice, innovation and creative thinking in the international payroll field.

Rann Rushing was proud to be designated as the winner of the “Value through Pragmatism” category– recognizing those who achieve results through a pragmatic approach to business challenges. Phil Calandra, Director of North American Business Development for SafeGuard World International, proudly accepted the award on Mr. Rushing’s behalf.

In 2006, Rann Rushing identified some critical issues that he was experiencing in managing the payroll for the 600 FedEx staff across the Caribbean and Bermuda. He was finding it challenging to get a true understanding of local statutory requirements and identifying what was required in order to be compliant with the tax authorities and produce timely tax filings across 19 countries.

FedEx joined forces with SafeGuard World International and in 2007, signed a three year contract. During the implementation process, local vendors were identified for each of the countries and detailed processes were established. The team at SafeGuard World International approached a complex process and broke it down into small, manageable pieces, each having a focus on achieving a high performing payroll solution. In 2010, FedEx renewed its contract for five more years.

The partnership between Rann Rushing and the team at SafeGuard World International continue to work together effectively in a strong and productive client/vendor relationship.

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About SafeGuard World International –
SafeGuard World International (SGWI) provides Global Payroll and Global Employment Outsourcing solutions to clients such as FedEx®, Dow Jones, SkypeTM and P&O Ferries. Operating in over 100 countries, SGWI supports companies of all sizes, with small or large employee populations, in mature and emerging international markets. For more information, call Chris Draeger at 1 (919) 672 7028 or visit