SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This Labor Day week, employees, companies, and government agencies across America will celebrate payday and the payroll professionals who pay them. National Payroll Week, September 4-8, recognizes the contributions of America's 150 million employees and the payroll professionals who ensure they're paid accurately and on-time.
"National Payroll Week is the perfect time to recognize the incredible contributions of payroll professionals and America's employees," said Dan Maddux, executive director of the American Payroll Association. "Together they contribute and collect approximately $2.2 trillion. That's 67% of the United States' annual revenue, the funds that power our military, build our roads and bridges, and run our essential programs. Truly, America works because we're working for America."
To get involved with the NPW campaign, participate in the annual "Getting Paid In America" online survey at www.nationalpayrollweek.com. The annual survey provides insight into employees' views towards evolving payment trends and legislation. One randomly selected survey participant will win a grand prize of a free paycheck and a dream vacation for two.
During NPW, the APA and its more than 20,000 members educate the public about their paychecks and payroll-related benefits. Through NPW's Money Matters initiative, payroll professionals partner with local schools and youth groups to educate thousands of teens on paycheck fundamentals, skills that they will need when they enter the workforce for the first time.
"Knowledge is power," said Maddux. "Through far-reaching education initiatives, we can empower our current and future workforce to make smart decisions with their paychecks and how they're paid."
The APA is the nation's leader in payroll education, publications, and training. Visit APA online at www.americanpayroll.org.
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SOURCE American Payroll Association