SFO Exam Prep IV: Information Systems and Human Resources

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An SFO’s proficiency doesn’t stop with district finances; an SFO must also be able to effectively manage information systems and human resource functions. This workshop reviews the essentials of human resources, including hiring compliance and best practices, compensation structure development, facilitating staff development and training programs, managing evaluation processes, personnel administration, and employee benefits. You’ll also get a robust overview of information system management, covering technology system development and needs assessments, system maintenance, and overseeing telecommunications systems.


Objective 1: Understand the components of recruiting, hiring and onboarding personnel. 

Objective 2: Implement salary and benefit programs to attract and retain employees.

Objective 3:Maintain awareness of Federal Mandates related to Employee Supervision.

Objective 4: Understand the components for a successful District-Wide Hardware, Software and Cloud Computing requirements. 

Objective 5: Implement effective technology for students and staff utilizing available funding sources.

Objective 6: Monitor and update existing policies and practices for technology management.   


Matthew Lentz, MPA, SFO, PCSBA

Chief Financial Officer/Board Secretary, Upper Moreland Township School District,

Willow Grove, PA

Knowledge Level:

SFO Domains:

Management of Information Systems
Management of Human Resource Functions