One of the core missions of the American Payroll Association (APA) is providing representation for payroll professionals before federal, state, and local governments. This is done primarily by educating government and community decision-makers about the payroll industry and the best practices associated with paying America’s workers.
Significant emphasis is placed on minimizing the administrative burden on government, employers, and individual workers, as well as sharing information effectively.
- Ensuring consistent and equitable standards and requirements for withholding income taxes on employees who travel outside of their state of residence for temporary work periods
- Promoting understandable government forms and associated instructions, regulations, guidance documents, policies, and notices
- Pushing for uniformity in wage garnishment processes and reasonable requirements for payroll card administration
- Providing opportunities for open discussion and networking among APA members and with agency staff
Government Relations Issues – Learn more about the issues APA’s Government Relations team and APA's Government Relations Task Force members lobby on both a federal and state level.
Government Relations Task Force – A team of APA member volunteers who help APA make an impact on the issues impacting payroll professionals. Learn more about the different subcommittees and sign up.
Government Relations Staff
Alice P. Jacobsohn, Esq.
Director of Government Relations
Assistant Manager, Government Relations
For information about APA's Government Relations Task Force or to join a GRTF subcommittee:
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