Membership with the Toledo APA

It’s time to renew your membership or become a New member and start taking advantage of everything membership has to offer, especially networking with your peers and payroll vendors or payroll customers.

Founded in 1982 as the nations only professional association for payroll and related professionals, the APA established the following objectives:

•To increase the Payroll Professionals skill level through education and mutual support
•To obtain recognition for payroll, as practiced in todays business and legislative environments, as a professional discipline
•To represent the payroll community in Washington, D.C.
•To provide public service education to the national workforce on payroll taxation and employment-related issues.

As an official APA chapter, we strive to support these initiatives and prosper with the assistance of APA National which has four offices.

Our group will focus on nine monthly meetings featuring informative guest speakers and great networking opportunities; community outreach activities, especially during National Payroll Week; and payroll educational programs. The meetings are held onThursdays which are either lunch, breakfast or later afternoons at various Toledo area restaurants and private clubs.

National Payroll Week is highly promoted within our chapter. celebrated the first week in September. Not only have we received local government attention for NPW, we also receive recognition from local businesses that donate wonderful gifts for all of our members during this celebration.

Here are some benefits to joining a professional organization like the Toledo APA:

Professional Development – Many organizations offer professional development via courses, workshops, publications, and information on their website shared only with members. They also keep members up to date on industry trends and how to deal with them.

Networking – This is an opportunity for you to mix and mingle with others in your field in both professional and leisure settings.

Enhance your network: We all know that networking is key for the movers and shakers of the community! Making connections is critical, and joining associations give countless opportunities to connect on a local and sometimes even global level. For most people, creating professional relationships is important, and joining a group allows you to have a sense of security and trust. From this, you are able to support and help one another in reaching your professional goals.

Be a Leader: Professional associations give you an opportunity to develop your skills as a leader, and this is important not only for your personal growth, but for your growth in your firm.

Strength in Numbers: We live in a day and age where establishing a presence in any given career field often demands working long hours in the office and bringing work home when the doors close. At the end of the day, you may have ideas for cultivating partnerships, yet not feel up to shouldering all the responsibility to organize them. In a community organization, you have access to an established support system of experienced people who are motivated to get things done. The battle is half-won!

Stay Inspired and Stay Motivated: Learn to love what you do! You may not even know that you love something, but it’s important to be proactive about things you discover on the journey. Join Toledo APA and discover something new TODAY!

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Enjoy the Benefits of National APA Membership

APA Membership has risen to over 20,000 Payroll Professionals and continues to grow, demonstrating the high level of interest on the part of the payroll community participating in the wide range of activities available to APA members.

Anyone engaged in payroll administration and/or related fields is eligible for APA membership. APA proudly represents a true cross section of the payroll profession made up predominantly of payroll managers from all 50 states, with a growing constituency in Puerto Rico, Canada, and other foreign nations, whose payroll informational needs are as diverse as the number of employees paid and as demanding as the number of states and countries in which they pay.

Members enjoy a wide range of benefits:

Member Publications

Payroll Currently
APA’s monthly payroll compliance newsletter is delivered free to members by e-mail as a benefit of APA membership. Now in its 18th year, Payroll Currently features include Inside Washington, the latest from the APA’s Government Relations office; a subject index of the current year’s issues; and a monthly compliance calendar. Current issue and archive available in the Reading Room.

PAYTECH
PAYTECH is the industry’s primary source for payroll information. The monthly magazine covers payroll management, technology, new and pending legislation, professional development, and trends that are shaping the payroll industry and profession. All APA members receive PAYTECH as a benefit of membership.

PAYTECHonline

The APA’s monthly e-magazine, PAYTECHonline® is the sister publication to PAYTECH magazine. PAYTECHonline presents payroll-related news in a convenient format. Members scan the news in digest form and then click on links to go to the complete stories on the PAYTECHonline web pages. PAYTECHonline provides the latest news on tax legislation and compliance, updates on payroll technology, links to government agencies and vendors, payroll buyer’s guides, news from local chapters, previews of upcoming payroll events, and materials that cannot appear in the printed PAYTECH due to space limitations.

Pay News Network
The APA video network for payroll news and updates — Pay News Network® (PNN). This video webcast will provide updates on payroll, accounts payable and association news. View current webcast.

Compliance Updates
APA members receive breaking payroll news on laws, regulations, and forms via e-mail and on APA’s Web site. As liaison to government agencies impacting payroll, the APA delivers authoritative updates on federal and state legislative and regulatory developments.

APA Payroll ListServ
This is one of the payroll industry’s most powerful research and networking tools. The ListServ allows members to exchange ideas on payroll-related issues and to post questions for fellow members to answer. Members share insights on a variety of topics and special circumstances.

APA Survey of Salaries and the Payroll Profession
The 2011 Survey of Salaries and the Payroll Profession is now available FREE to APA members as an eBook, a user-friendly electronic publication. The biennial survey presents a nationwide overview of compensation and benefits information, payroll trends and technology, operations, management, and costs within payroll departments. If you’re not an APA member, join now for free survey access. The survey is sponsored by Visa.

APA Web Site
www.americanpayroll.org

Members have exclusive access to content reserved for APA members when they log in to the APA Web site. These resources include a searchable databases of the membership, electronic versions of Member Publications, special reports, and downloadable forms and publications.

On the public portion of the Web site, you can shop at the APA Store, order APA products, register online for APA seminars and conferences, visit the Paycard Portal and much more.