Receive Recognition
With Prism Award

If your organization has improved business practices and overall processes over the last year, you very well could be the recipient of a 2015 Payroll Prism Award, AP Prism Award, or Shared Services Award. Obtaining such an award not only helps your department garner industry-wide recognition, but it proves your employees' worth to company officials, too.

Now is the time to send in your nomination for the 2015 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 2015 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 7, 2015.

The 2015 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 subcommittee chairs of 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 23-25 in Orlando. Contact Jim Medlock, CPP, Director of Education and Training at APA, for additional information on the Prism Awards.

Benchmarking Survey
Delivers Deep Payroll Insight

The APA and Mercer invite you to participate in the Mercer Payroll Benchmarking Survey (MPBS). The survey evaluates the content and context of payroll by considering your organization's business model, workforce size, service delivery approach, technology model, industry sector, and several other critical dimensions.

Simple, actionable, unparalleled -- the MPBS goes beyond a standard scorecard by delivering:

  • 50 strategic business process factors
  • 75 operational, processing, quality, and control metrics
  • 15 different cost models allowing organizations to view all factors on either an international or domestic basis
  • Data for up to 50 countries and all regions around the globe
  • Global, regional, and local views (country-by-country)
  • Peer comparisons with visual summary scorecards
  • Organization-specific recommendations for improvement
  • Year-over-year benchmarking to help track progress toward meeting objectives
Visit for more information and to participate.

Book Combo a
Best Seller 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!

Payroll Education
at Your Convenience

Discover the latest payroll, HR, and benefits topics with APA's Payroll Webinars On Demand. Each previously recorded segment ensures that 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.

Advanced Payroll
Knowledge in a Virtual Setting

Starting May 5, APA will host its next Advanced 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, 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!

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Your April PAYTECH crossword puzzle answers are now available. Crosswords are published bimonthly in PAYTECH, with subsequent answers available in that month's PAYTECHonline.

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