Members of the American Payroll Association may participate in a variety of activities as a volunteer to its committees, boards, advisory groups, and task forces. In addition APA staff help support our member community.
Provides opportunities for continuing service to those who have served APA National as an officer, director, or member of the Board of Advisors.
APA Education Grant Committee
Reviews applications for and selects the recipients of the APA Education Grant Awards. Members are appointed by the President-Elect.
Advises the Commissioner on issues having a substantive effect on federal tax administration by commenting on current programs and suggesting operational improvements.
The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) was established by Congress through the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 to provide continuing public input into the development and implementation of the IRS organizational strategy for electronic tax administration.
Represents APA members on matters related to combatting identity theft refund fraud to protect the nation's taxpayers.
Core group of professionals dedicated to serving the needs of APA's membership and the payroll profession.
Board of Advisors
Liaisons to APA's affiliated local chapters located in one of nine regions within the U.S. The Advisors work with the chapters to bring forth ideas for future APA endeavors
Board of Contributing Writers
Writes articles pertinent to payroll operations, compliance, or management for publication in PAYTECH and contributes ideas for article topics.
Board of Directors
Oversees the property and activities of the Association.
Board of Directors - Officers
APA’s Board of Directors - Non Voting Officers consists of APA's President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Vice Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer.
Certification Item Development Task Force
Writes questions for the Fundamental Payroll Certification and Certified Payroll Professional exams to be reviewed by the FPC and CPP Committees.
Reviews, edits, and constructs exam items for APA's Fundamental Payroll Certification and Certified Payroll Professional exams.
Certification Review Panel
Provides a final for review of a candidate's score on the Certified Payroll Professional or Fundamental Payroll Certification Exam. Appointed by the Executive Director.
APA local chapter members volunteer for this committee to mentor chapters on specific chapter-management issues.
Selects the recipients of APA's Chapter of the Year and Gavel Awards. Members are appointed by the President-Elect.
Reviews the content of APA's educational courses and identifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of payroll professionals at the various stages of their careers.
Reviews the financial position of the APA, has financial reports prepared, and makes projections for upcoming years. Members are appointed by the Executive Director.
Works with the legislative and executive branches to help payroll understand their employers’ legal obligations and advocate for more effective laws, regulations, and policies.
Participants work to standardize child support enforcement processes and procedures, collaborate with the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement and state child support agencies, improve state electronic reporting and payment systems, and discuss any other child support issue that impacts payroll management.
Participants discuss all payroll-related issues in electronic payments, ranging from fintech (ACH, FedNow) to payroll cards, with the goal of keeping APA members and payroll professionals informed, and to educate government and private-sector decision-makers on these technologies in the payroll space.
The Federal Issues Subcommittee focuses on federal-level concerns of importance to payroll professionals, including employment taxes, wage and hour requirements, agency capabilities and infrastructure, and proposed laws and regulations. Separate APA Government Relations Task Force subcommittees consider payroll cards, child support, and garnishments.
Participants discuss wage garnishment orders by public and private creditors, including involuntary student loans, tax levies, and more, and impacts on payroll management. Action is focused on improving processes and procedures by creating consistency and enhancing electronic communication.
Participants discuss ways to assist state and local governments develop solutions that accomplish their tax, wage and hour, and other goals in a manner efficiently achievable by the payroll community.
Researches and responds to payroll questions posed by members by phone or email.
Nationally known experts on various payroll topics who receive training from APA and teach APA seminars. Members also represent the APA on payroll-related topics.
Recruits, screens and recommends candidates for participation in the orderly and democratic election of the President-Elect and Board of Directors.
Members investigate and communicate best practices in the Shared Services arena.
Promotes the use of social networking tools by APA members and evaluates and recommends new social networking opportunities.
Serves APA's members by investigating and communicating innovative business practices. Volunteer members participate on one or more subcommittee.
Agricultural subcommittee’s mission is to create and recommend payroll best practices unique to payroll operations for agriculture-related organizations. Additionally, we will facilitate the exchange of ideas, information, and resolutions to common payroll challenges specific to agricultural industries.
Best Practices Subcommittee’s goal is to gather, discuss, and share payroll best practices based on feedback and involvement of the subcommittee members.
The Educational Institutions subcommittee mission to identify and disseminate best practices in the education community.
Emerging Technologies Subcommittee’s mission is to communicate information about contemporary and emerging payroll technologies to the APA membership.
Global Issues Subcommittee’s mission is to communicate and bring awareness of global payroll issues and processes.
Government/Public Sector Best Practices Subcommittee provides a network to research, develop, and share government and public sector best payroll practices.
Health Care Subcommittee brings functional and technical professionals in the health care industry together to share their unique challenges and solutions.
Hospitality Industry Subcommittee’s mission is to identify best practices used in the payroll process of hospitality organizations while communicating industry challenges.
K-12 Educational Organizations subcommittee’s mission is to provide networking opportunities, share ideas, and identify best practices for payroll professionals in K-12 educational organizations.
Manufacturing Best Practices Subcommittee’s mission is to provide APA members in the manufacturing industry the ability to identify best practices and share knowledge.
Retail Best Practices Subcommittee’s mission is to provide a network to research and learn what is new in the payroll community and share its effects on the retail industry.
Small Employers’ Best Practices Subcommittee’s mission is to provide education, networking opportunities, and resources necessary for payroll professionals of small employers.