Sample Appreciation Letter for APA Capital Summit


To: [name of your manager and/or person who approved your request to attend]
cc: Finance
From: [your name here]
Date: [fill in as appropriate]
Subject: Return on Training Investment

Thanks to your support, I recently attended the American Payroll Association's Capital Summit. At this two-day conference, I learned a great deal that will benefit our operations, and I'd like to share a few highlights.

From government officials, I learned the latest legislative and regulatory compliance updates, which will protect our payroll operations from penalties for noncompliance with IRS and DOL rules.

I networked with several savvy payroll professionals who have tackled some of the same challenges we face. These informal discussions provided some valuable success stories and lessons learned that could help us save time and money. I will study them to see how they may apply to our operations.

[Insert Example of what you learned]

As an attendee, I have online access to all handouts from the conference sessions. I'm sifting through this material and will assemble the relevant documents as a department resource.

Thank you for allowing me to attend APA's Capital Summit and for supporting my continuing education. I assure you that what I have learned and the contacts I have made will help support our continued payroll compliance and the cost-effectiveness of our operations.

Use one or two of the following examples to illustrate what you learned at the Capital Summit, or create examples of your own.

Mark Ruley, from the Social Security Administration, provided a walk-through of Accuwage Online, which has been updated for 2016. This website is valuable to our business as a tool we can use to verify the social security numbers of our employees.

Speakers in two sessions provided invaluable insight into the Affordable Care Act, which has been such an important issue for Payroll this past year. Marie Cashman-Kolczynski and Melodye Mitchell, from the IRS, provided a brief on the current reporting requirements, while Jim O'Connell, from Ceridian, gave us insight into changes that are likely to come next year, after the elections.

Sherri Grigsby, from the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, told us of the latest technological and legal developments in child support withholding. OCSE is making it easier for employers to engage online. Also, we learned that the Fair Credit Reporting Act will no longer impede third-party providers of verification of employment services.

Our company submits so much data to the federal government. Speakers from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics provided valuable insight into how that data is used. These are the types of sessions that I only see at the Capital Summit.

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