Celebrate Payday During National Payroll Week

Sep 06, 2010, 14:04 ET from American Payroll Association

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- This September 6-10, America will come together to celebrate everyone's favorite day – payday!  The National Payroll Week campaign, held annually the week of Labor Day, recognizes the contributions of America's workforce and the payroll professionals who pay accurately and on-time.

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"Through the payroll withholding system, payroll professionals collect 71.9 percent, or $1.7 trillion, of the U.S. Treasury's annual revenue," said Dan Maddux, executive director of the American Payroll Association.  "These contributions by America's workers help fund important programs like highways, Social Security, child support and more."

During National Payroll Week, the American Payroll Association and its 22,000 members encourage employees to take advantage of payroll-related benefits to stretch their paychecks.

"National Payroll Week is the perfect time to review and maximize your paycheck," said Maddux.  "Free payroll-related benefits save employees up to 35 percent on everyday expenses like daycare, commuter parking and transportation, and medical expenses."

APA also conducts the popular "Getting Paid In America" online survey, which asks respondents to weigh in on topics that impact their paychecks. One grand prize winner will receive a free paycheck and trip to Las Vegas after the survey ends on Sept. 10.

For more information about National Payroll Week or to take the "Getting Paid In America" survey, visit www.nationalpayrollweek.com.

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Established in 1982, the American Payroll Association (APA) is the nation's leader in payroll education, publications, and training. The nonprofit association conducts more than 300 payroll training conferences and seminars across the country each year and publishes a complete library of resource texts and newsletters. Every year, nearly 20,000 professionals attend APA training sessions. Representing more than 22,000 members, APA is the industry's highly respected and collective voice in Washington, D.C.

Visit APA online at www.americanpayroll.org.

SOURCE American Payroll Association