Receive Recognition With
Prism Award

If your organization has improved business practices and overall processes over the last year, you could very well be the recipient of a 2014 Payroll Prism Award, AP Prism Award, or Shared Services Award. Achieving such an award not only helps your department garner industry-wide recognition, it proves your employees' worth to company officials too.

Now is the time to prove your department's worth by sending in your nomination for the 2014 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 2014 Prism Awards will be presented to innovative payroll departments that exhibit best practices in four distinct categories:

  • Technology
  • Management
  • Processes
  • 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 by July 8, 2014.

The 2014 Payroll Prism Award winners are chosen by the subcommittee chairs of APA's Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force (SPLTF). The AP Prism Award winner and the Shared Services Award winner are chosen by the chairs of APA's Strategic Accounts Payable Leadership Task Force (SAPLTF) and Shared Services Task Force (SSTF), respectively. All awards will be presented at The Fall Forum, scheduled for September 24-26 in Las Vegas. Contact Jim Medlock, CPP, Director of Education and Training at APA, for additional information on the Prism Awards.

Compare Your Organization
to Top Performers

In partnership with The Hackett Group, the American Payroll Association invites you to participate in the 2014 Enterprise-Wide Payroll Performance Study. The study, which highlights how top-performing organizations are leveraging best practices to reduce costs while maintaining service quality levels, measures global and regional top performers across in-depth performance metrics related to:

  • Cost
  • Staffing
  • Cycle time
  • Quality
  • Best practices
The Hackett Group and APA will be accepting registration and input data through June 30. All who are interested in identifying performance gaps in order to create a strategic payroll service delivery model are encouraged to participate. Performance study participants will receive a custom presentation and report that compares individual results to top performers and other survey participants.Past participants include Aetna, Hewlett-Packard, Progressive, and Time Warner Cable.

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Expand Payroll Knowledge
on Your Schedule

Discover the latest payroll, human resources, and benefits topics with APA's Payroll Webinars On Demand. Each previously recorded segment ensures you understand the most important compliance issues, prepare for certification exams, and earn continuing education credit at your convenience.

Ideal for payroll professionals who cannot afford additional time away from the office but want to ensure their company's compliance, these webinars help participants prepare for the FPC and CPP exams, earn recertification credit hours, or learn the latest payroll information.

Find a Payroll Webinar On Demand that's right for you to ensure your career and your organization stay on track.

Most webinars on demand offer 1.5 RCHs and 0.15 CEU for each segment attended.

Virtual Class Provides Advanced Payroll Knowledge

Starting June 3, APA will host its next Advanced Payroll Concepts: Virtual Classroom professionals who desire advanced payroll education without leaving the office.

Delivered through six convenient, web-based interactive sessions with top instructors, Advanced 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. Advanced 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 Advanced Payroll Concepts: Virtual Classroom today!

Book Combo a Bestseller
Among Pay Pros

APA's Book Combo unites payroll's comprehensive resource text, The Payroll Source®, with two volumes that contain the payroll-related sections of federal laws and regulations. The result is a bundled resource for keeping your company in compliance.

Federal Payroll Tax Laws and Regulations contains the exact language of payroll-related sections of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS Regulations. Federal Payroll Non-Tax Laws and 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. A perfect companion to Federal Payroll Tax Laws and Regulations, this manual allows you to quickly reference the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Immigration Reform and Control Act, Social Security Act, the DOL white-collar exemption regulations, and more.

Add might to your payroll library -- order your Book Combo today!


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