Prism Awards
Recognize Innovation

If your organization has improved business practices and overall processes over the last year, you could very well be the recipient of a 2017 Payroll Prism Award or Shared Services Prism Award.

Obtaining such an award not only helps your department garner industrywide recognition, but it proves your employees' worth to company officials, too. Now is the time to send in your nomination for the 2017 Prism Awards for best practices. Companies of all sizes are welcome to nominate their departments, and any department involved in payroll, finance, or accounting is eligible.

The 2017 Prism Awards will be presented to innovative payroll departments that exhibit best practices in four distinct categories: 1. Technology; 2. Management; 3. Processes; and 4. Overall Best Practices.

Download the Payroll Prism Awards nomination form to enter, or do the same for the Shared Services Award. All nominations are due July 7. The chairs of the APA's Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force (SPLTF) choose the 2017 Payroll Prism Award winners. The Shared Services Award winner is chosen by the Shared Services Task Force (SSTF).

All awards will be presented at APA's Fall Forum, scheduled for September 27-29 in Indianapolis. Contact Dan Dycus, CPP, APA's Senior Director of Education Services, for additional information on the Prism Awards.

Apply for a Prism Award today!

Step Up Your Game
With Payroll 201

APA's "hands-on" Payroll 201-Payroll Administration Certificate Program to provide intensive training on complex payroll functions and regulations including how the payroll function impacts the accounting, benefits, and human resources departments, and complicated legal issues such as benefits taxation, third-party sick pay reporting, and involuntary deductions.

The course offers proven practices for managing a cost-effective payroll department and practical experience that can be immediately applied on the job. Each attendee will receive a copy of The Payroll Source®. Attendees will also be offered the chance to take the CPP Exam on the last day of the class. This exam will be priced seperatly.

Register now!

Build a Successful Payroll Strategy

APA offers Strategic Payroll Practices, a six-session virtual course that will provide insightful perspectives on complex payroll taxation topics, operational effectiveness, employee development, emerging technologies, and other issues when developing a successful strategy to guide a payroll department. Attendees will include experienced payroll professionals and managers, administrators, and directors who oversee, or aspire to manage, payroll operations, and anyone preparing for the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam.

The course is offered May 31-June 16, every Wednesday and Friday.

Register now.

It Pays to Know

During World War II, many large employers used a special machine to issue war bonds to their employees who purchased them through payroll deductions.

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Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.


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