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2016 Prism Awards
Open to Your Nominations

Now is the time to send in your nomination for the 2016 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 awards reap a significant return on your investment of time by helping your department garner industry-wide recognition, and they prove your employees' worth to company officials, too.

If your organization has improved business practices and overall processes over the last year, you could well be the recipient of a 2016 Payroll Prism Award, AP Prism Award, or Shared Services Award.

The 2016 Prism Awards will be presented to payroll departments that exhibit best practices in four distinct categories:

  1. Technology
  2. Management
  3. Processes
  4. Overall Best Practices

Download the Payroll Prism Awards nomination form to enter, or do the same for the AP Prism Award, and the Shared Services Award. All nominations are due July 8.

The Chairs of the APA's Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force (SPLTF) choose the 2016 Payroll Prism Award winners. The AP Prism Award winner and the Shared Services Award winner are chosen by the Chairs of the APA's Strategic Accounts Payable Leadership Task Force (SAPLTF) and the Shared Services Task Force (SSTF), respectively.

All awards will be presented at APA's Fall Forum, scheduled for September 21-23 in Las Vegas. Contact Dan Dycus, CPP, APA's Senior Director of Education Services, for additional information on the Prism Awards.



Next Year's Congress
Locale Sparks Enthusiasm

Although this year's Congress is barely behind us, attendees are already looking forward to next year's event, which they learned will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando. From May 16-20 in 2017, the highly sought Florida destination will add payroll to its allure of magic, sun, and surf.

As always, the event will deliver workshops, recertification credits, and invaluable networking opportunities with payroll professionals from all over the country and even some other parts of the world. Plus, specially discounted rooms are already available through the Congress Housing Bureau so you can make your Congress visit memorable and affordable. Plus, take advantage of early bird registration pricing!

It's never to early to plan for Congress -- visit www.americanpayroll.org today!



Digital Library Packs
Powerful Payroll Punch

Many payroll professionals and departments rely on convenient digital media to handle their growing research needs. APA offers the Research Ready CD, which allows you to view, access, and print from four of APA's leading reference works for federal and state payroll research.

The CD includes the full text of:

Considered the definitive payroll text, The Payroll Source provides essential information necessary to keep organizations in compliance with federal laws and regulations that affect daily operations. APA's Guide to State Payroll Laws contains information on payroll-related laws and regulations in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Finally, Federal Payroll Tax Laws & Regulations contains the exact language of payroll-related sections of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS regulations, while Federal Payroll Non-Tax Laws & Regulations contains the exact language of the payroll-related sections of federal laws and regulations from the United States Code and the Code of Federal Regulations.

Increase the strength of your payroll resources -- order your copy of the Research Ready CD!



Virtual Class Provides
Management-Level Training

On May 31, APA will host its Intermediate Payroll Concepts: Virtual Classroom for professionals who desire advanced payroll education without leaving the office.

Delivered through six convenient, web-based interactive sessions with top instructors, Intermediate Payroll Concepts: Virtual Classroom provides attendees with management-level training on vital topics such as taxable/nontaxable compensation, tax reporting, and payroll leadership issues.

APA's Virtual Classrooms are designed for convenience and ease. Each course will be presented in segments that cannot be purchased separately. Intermediate Payroll Concepts: Virtual Classroom will be conducted over the internet, and all participants will engage in class exercises and ask questions via interactive collaboration using virtual meeting software.

Ensure your company's compliance while enhancing your career -- register for Intermediate Payroll Concepts: Virtual Classroom today!



It Pays to Know

In the mid-1800s, as railroad companies laid track across America, the trains included a paymaster's car to pay their work crews.

Join the conversation! #paynews

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



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