6 Ways to Still Get Involved With NPW 2022
National Payroll Week® (NPW), September 5-9, is the best week of the year for payroll professionals, even if celebrations still look a bit different. Need inspiration for ways you can still celebrate your payroll team in the workplace and participate in NPW activities? Check out these six simple ways to join the NPW celebration, whether you’re back in the office or celebrating virtually.
1. Plan a Virtual Celebration
Many payroll teams use NPW as a time to plan festive luncheons and companywide payroll awareness initiatives, but with many payroll professionals still working remotely this year, you may want to again consider converting these to virtual events. This could include a virtual luncheon using a web conferencing tool where you invite your co-workers to meet their payroll team and play NPW- or payroll-related virtual games. Thanks to various online tools, like Zoom, WebEx, and Google Hangouts, being together can be as easy as having a stable internet connection. Bonus: Be sure to document how you’re celebrating and promoting NPW this year and enter the Individual Activity Contest where you could win a free registration to the 41st Payroll Congress.
2. Spread Financial Literacy Virtually
You can teach area teens important paycheck basics when you sign up to be a Money Matters National Education Day (MMNED) volunteer. The MMNED lesson is optimized to be presented both in-person or virtually, so you can teach from the comfort of your desk. Volunteers who teach virtual MMNED presentations are eligible to earn 1 RCH and will receive a special citation of recognition from the APA’s Executive Director Dan Maddux.
3. Give a Token of Appreciation
Show members of your payroll team how much you appreciate them by gifting them with Building Blocks of America swag from the NPW Store. Avoid in-person contact by sending your colleagues an NPW care package in the mail or leaving it as a surprise on their desks, because who doesn’t love receiving packages? And right now, the APA is offering FREE ground shipping on all NPW merchandise orders over $60 between now and NPW.
4. Share the NPW Survey
The annual NPW “Getting Paid In America” survey is a cornerstone of the NPW campaign and helps the APA place payroll topics in the media spotlight. Complete the online survey and be eligible to win the survey grand prize of a bonus paycheck and vacation for two. The survey is completely online so it can easily be shared on social media, on your company’s intranet, or via email communications to friends and co-workers to encourage them to complete the survey as well. Bonus: Document your survey sharing efforts and enter the Online Survey Promotion Contest for your chance to win a registration to the 41st Payroll Congress.
5. Show Your Support
Are you planning to recognize your payroll team in the workplace? Then sign up to join the official NPW Supporter Program! It’s free to join, and as the APA’s way of saying “thanks,” we’ll send you a special package to help you get in the NPW spirit! Plus, your company will be featured on the NPW website and in a commemorative NPW issue of PAYTECH magazine.
6. Get Social
There’s no easier way to keep up with all things NPW-related than by following along with the official event hashtag #payrollweek and “liking” the official NPW Facebook page. During NPW, hundreds of payroll professionals will be sharing their festivities on social media and tagging them with #payrollweek. The APA will also be sharing exclusive content and contests with great prizes up for grabs on social media.
Cynthia Crise is Assistant Manager of Public Relations and Social Media for the APA.