Employees Have Confidence in Their Paychecks

Sep 29, 2011, 08:00 ET from American Payroll Association

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone's favorite day of the week—payday—just received rave reviews from thousands of American employees.  Ninety percent of employees are confident their paycheck is accurate, according to the 2011 "Getting Paid In America" survey recently conducted by the American Payroll Association.

The "Getting Paid In America" survey asked "How certain are you that your payroll withholding and the net amount of your paycheck are correct each payday?"  More than 26,000 of the more than 29,000 survey participants indicated they are very confident or confident their paycheck is correct each payday.

"As an employer of more than 530,000 employees annually, Kelly Services® recognizes the importance of accuracy in employee paychecks and its impact on retention," said Kristina Drobocky, Americas product manager, finance, Kelly Services. "At Kelly, we have processes in place to ensure that all payroll options, including direct deposit and paycards, are available, easy and accurate for our diverse workforce."

Employees can double check their paycheck is accurate with the paycheck calculator at www.nationalpayrollweek.com.  

The "Getting Paid In America" survey coincides with APA's annual public awareness campaign National Payroll Week (NPW), held annually during the week of Labor Day. More than 29,000 employees responded to the survey, providing insight into how employees are paid in America. For complete results, visit www.nationalpayrollweek.com.

"Increasingly complex and ever-changing tax laws have made calculating a paycheck an extremely difficult task," said Dan Maddux, executive director of the APA. "The overwhelming confidence of America's workers in their paychecks is a testament to the great job being done by our nation's payroll professionals."  

The APA is the nation's leader in payroll education, publications, and training. Visit APA online at www.americanpayroll.org.

SOURCE American Payroll Association