The long Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of National Payroll Week (NPW), a five-day event for the payroll industry, workers and employers around the country.
Sponsored by the American Payroll Association (APA) since 1996, National Payroll Week promotes awareness of the critical partnership between the payroll industry, America's workers and the government agencies and programs funded by the payroll system. The event is marked by community service projects, nationwide contests and the promotion of financial literacy.
A key highlight of the event is the APA’s annual “Getting Paid In America” survey, which is used to gauge industry trends and worker attitudes towards payment methods, payroll processing, time and attendance trends and other issues around the all-important process of getting paid. Survey participants are entered into a randomly selected national contest to win an extra paycheck and a vacation for two to a location of the winner's choosing.
Payroll in a Digital Landscape
Last year more than 34,000 employees responded, contributing to a picture of the American payroll as a nearly completely digitized process. The findings of the 2017 survey appear to show the paper paycheck rapidly becoming a relic:
- More than 95% of respondents reported getting paid electronically
- 82% have access to a self-service portal where they can view pay and benefit information electronically
- 64% reported a preference for accessing their pay portals through a desktop computer at work or at home
To participate in the 2018 survey, visit the APA survey link here by 5 p.m. EDT Sept. 7.
Celebrate National Payroll Week at NAPEO 2018
National Payroll Week also serves as the backdrop for one of the payroll industry's premier gatherings.
The National Association Of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) annual conference Sept. 5-7, held this year in Phoenix, Ariz., caters to PEO owners, executives, managers and service providers, with educational sessions covering a wide variety of topics from payroll technology and tools, to trends in healthcare and benefits, as well as operations, sales and marketing sessions.
As a Platinum Shared Medallion sponsor of NAPEO 2018, PTM is proud to be a supporter of both National Payroll Week and the PEO industry, which makes so many paychecks possible!
Visit Us at NAPEO 2018
If you'd like more information about how PTM can streamline your payroll processes with reliable, secure and state-of-the-art technology and services for processing payroll taxes, visit us in booth #515 to learn why we count so many PEOs and Administrative Services Organizations (ASOs) among our clients.