Celebrate Payday and Fatten Your Paycheck During National Payroll Week

Sep 07, 2009, 11:13 ET from American Payroll Association

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- If you love getting paid, then the week of Labor Day is for you. September 7-11 is National Payroll Week, the time when America celebrates everyone's favorite day: payday. The annual campaign recognizes the contribution of our nation's workforce and the payroll professionals who pay them, providing strength and prosperity for America.

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"Through the payroll withholding system, payroll professionals collect 65.7% of the U.S. Treasury's annual revenue. That's $1.8 trillion dollars annually," said Dan Maddux, executive director of the American Payroll Association.

During National Payroll Week, the American Payroll Association and its 24,000 members educate the public about payroll-related benefits that can help stretch the average worker's paycheck. Payroll-related benefits like flexible spending accounts and cafeteria plans can save employees up to 35% on everyday expenses like daycare, commuter parking and transportation, and medical expenses.

To help employees quickly see how to give themselves an instant raise, the APA teamed up with leading payroll provider ADP to create a special webinar "Top 10 Things You Should Know About Your Paycheck." Visit www.nationalpayrollweek.com/top10 for a free copy.

APA also conducts the "Getting Paid In America" online survey during National Payroll Week. The survey asks respondents to weigh in on subjects that impact America's paychecks. This year's survey also asked some fun celebrity questions, like: "Which late-night host deserves a higher salary, David Letterman or Conan O'Brien?" A grand prize of a free paycheck and trip to Las Vegas is awarded to one randomly chosen participant after the survey ends on September 11.

For more information about NPW and a special e-greeting you can send to anyone who gets a paycheck, visit www.nationalpayrollweek.com.

Established in 1982, the American Payroll Association (APA) is the nation's leader in payroll education, publications, and training. Visit APA online at www.americanpayroll.org.

SOURCE American Payroll Association