Americans Want to Go 'Green' With Their Paychecks

Sep 30, 2008, 01:00 ET from American Payroll Association

    SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent "Getting Paid In
 America" survey, held during National Payroll Week, suggests workers may be
 willing to go "green" with their paychecks. Sixty-two percent of survey
 respondents would rather view their paystub online, as opposed to receiving
 a printed record of their paycheck.
     With the high cost of oil and the threat of global warming, Americans
 seem more likely to embrace paper-reducing options. This is especially true
 when those options promise greater convenience.
     "The American workforce continues to embrace new delivery vehicles for
 payroll and HR information," said Mike Martone, chief operating officer,
 ADP, Inc. "In this year's NPW survey, many employees indicated that they
 either appreciate receiving or would like to receive their pay statements
 online. Our clients, whether large or small businesses, find that by
 offering Web-based self-service technology, they not only increase employee
 satisfaction, but reduce their operating costs."
     The environmentally friendly paycheck process known as "paperless
 payroll" allows companies to virtually eliminate paper printing. Employees
 receive their pay via direct deposit, and get improved access to their
 paycheck information through secure, online web portals. The process saves
 employers money, as well.
     "The convenience, cost savings and environmentally friendly nature of
 paperless payroll make it a winning solution for employees and employers
 alike," said Dan Maddux, executive director of the American Payroll
     The American Payroll Association's Go Green With Your Green(C) campaign
 ( informs workers about environmentally
 friendly payment options.
     The "Getting Paid In America" survey asked, "How would you feel if your
 company no longer gave you a paper pay statement but instead provided a
 breakdown of your paycheck through an online portal?" Sixty-two percent
 responded either "would like it" or "my company already does it and I like
 it." An additional 26 percent were open to the change, responding that it
 "wouldn't matter." Only 11 percent said they would not like such a program.
     The "Getting Paid In America" survey is part of National Payroll Week,
 founded by the American Payroll Association. For complete survey results,
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