APA Congress in Orlando, FL May 16-20, 2017

Sample Training Authorization Letter for APA Congress


To: [name of your manager and/or person who would approve your request to attend]
cc: Finance
From: [your name here]
Date: [fill in as appropriate]
Subject: Request for Training Authorization

I request your authorization for me [and/or __ # of my staff members] to attend the American Payroll Association's 35th Annual Congress, May 16-20, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. What [we, I] learn at this educational conference will directly benefit our organization's bottom line.

The timely compliance education provided at APA's Congress will greatly help our payroll operations stay in compliance with the many laws and regulations governing payroll. Our failure to keep updated on these requirements could cost us thousands or even millions of dollars in noncompliance penalties.

Below are highlights of the unique learning opportunities available only at APA's Congress:

More than 170 workshops, taught by renowned industry and government experts, will allow me to select training targeted to our specific needs. Of special interest to us are the following workshops:

[Insert several workshops from the list at the right.]

Top officials of key government agencies will be there, offering important updates.

The Congress Expo is the world's largest showcase of payroll and finance-related products and services. Here I'll explore new ways to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of our operations.

Networking with thousands of assembled experts, exhibitors, speakers, colleagues, and peers provides us an unparalleled opportunity to learn lessons and benefit from others' knowledge and experience.

The American Payroll Association, founded in 1982, is the leader in payroll education, and its annual Congress is the premier learning conference for payroll, accounts payable, finance, and HR professionals.

The return on investment (ROI) from attending this event will be immediate and significant. Therefore, I request your approval to attend the American Payroll Association's 35th Annual Congress, May 16-20, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.


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From the following partial list of Congress workshops, select a few of interest to include in the above memo:

- ACA Healthcare Reporting Data Essentials
- Global Payroll: Myths Resolved
- The Uniform Wage and Bank Garnishment Act: Are You Ready?
- Mobile Employees: A Soup to Nuts Look at Challenges, Compliance and Reporting
- Electronic Payments and Invoices in AP
- Global Payroll: Your Passport to Adventure
- Mergers & Acquisitions, Advanced
- Multiple Local Jurisdiction Withholding Requirements
- Supplemental Wages and Proper Taxation
- Understanding How Your Payroll Software Calculates Taxes
- Paid Sick Leave: From Perk to Mandate
- Understanding Payments to Foreign Workers


36th May 15-19, 2018
Gaylord National Resort on the Potomac, National Harbor, MD

37th May 14-18, 2019
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

38th May 5-9, 2020
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Kissimmee (Orlando), FL

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