National Payroll Week (NPW) is a national awareness campaign held
annually during the week of Labor Day, hosted by the American Payroll
Association (APA) in the United States, the Chartered Institute of
Payroll Professionals (CIPP) in the UK and the Canadian Payroll
Association in Canada. The campaign has two aspects, first as a
national awareness campaign to recognize the efforts of professionals
in the payroll industry. It is also an educational campaign designed
to help workers learn more about their paychecks, the payroll
withholding system, and payroll-related benefits.
The campaign is also known for its highly
visible “Getting Paid In America” online survey.
The survey is available yearly from early May through the end of
National Payroll Week, and one participant is chosen to win a grand
prize of a free paycheck and trip to Las Vegas. The survey is meant to
help the APA evaluate current payroll methods and also to identify
trends within the payroll industry. Results from the survey have been
quoted in numerous locations including
1 Awareness 2 Government recognition 3 Media recognition 4 Educational campaign 5 See also 6 References 7 External links
The NPW slogan, AMERICA WORKS BECAUSE WE’RE WORKING FOR AMERICA
illustrates the importance of the payroll withholding system to the
American way of life. The week celebrates the unique partnership among
America's workers, companies, the payroll professionals who pay us,
and critical government programs their contributions support such as
social security, Medicare, fair labor standards, and child support.
Through the payroll withholding system, payroll professionals
contribute, collect, report and deposit approximately $1.7 trillion,
or 64.2%, of the annual revenue of the U.S. Treasury.
To build awareness of the important role payroll professionals play in
America’s economy, the
American Payroll Association employs a number
of methods including extensive media and advertising campaigns. Media
pushes have resulted in highly visible placements for
the campaign, including stories in the Associated Press, on the CBS
Early Show, and many other outlets. The annual advertising campaign
promotes NPW in leading publications, websites and TV stations before
and during National Payroll Week.
In 2007, Shirley Fanning-Lasseter, mayor of Duluth, Georgia,
proclaimed September 3 to 7 as “National Payroll Week” in the City
In 2003, Elvy Robichaud, then the Health and Wellness Minister and
Minister Responsible for the Office of Human Resources for the
province of New Brunswick, Canada, issued a press release to announce
"his support and recognition" of National Payroll Week.
In 1999, the
Dayton Daily News
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