What is National Payroll Week?
As defined by the American Payroll Association (APA), National Payroll Week “celebrates the partnership between America’s employees, the payroll professionals who pay them, and the critical government programs and agencies that our payroll system funds.”
Coinciding with the week of Labor Day, National Payroll Week is used by the APA, its local chapters, and others in the payroll industry to spread awareness of the payroll withholding system, host community service projects, and educate others on how paychecks are calculated and how to get the most out of their pay.
With the slogan “America Works Because We’re Working For America,” National Payroll Week highlights the importance of what payroll professionals do every day.
What Does the Payroll Department Do?
The payroll department plays a crucial role in ensuring the funding of important government programs that keep America running smoothly. The money that payroll professionals collect from employees’ paychecks goes to fund programs such as social security, Medicare, the building of federal highways, the U.S. military, and much more.
In addition to processing paychecks, the payroll department is also responsible for keeping detailed records, managing tax compliance, distributing through direct deposit or checks, handling wage garnishments and withholdings, and much more.
Payroll is one of the most important aspects of business, as it affects employee morale and reflects the financial stability and reputation of a business. Employees rely on their paychecks and errors or untimely payments can create a lack of trust. However, when paychecks are accurate and distributed in a timely manner, employees are more engaged and motivated.
FrankCrum’s 2022 Payroll Stars
We are thrilled to recognize five of our very own all-star Payroll employees during this year’s celebration. But don’t take our word for it. All quotes below have been taken directly from a recent customer satisfaction survey.
“Sheila is a rockstar! She always ensures anything we need is taken care of expeditiously. Having been a 20-year American Express call center manager prior to now working in my family's business, Sheila is the person I would have loved to have had working for me.”
“FrankCrum representative Stacey has ALWAYS gone above and beyond with our needs and questions. Acknowledge, reward, and value Stacey Cole! She is the best!”
“Kathy is our payroll coordinator. We are very pleased with the way she handles our payroll and other needs that may arise. Frank Crum is so helpful when I have HR questions and payroll questions. I really appreciate the quick response and the dedicated support that we receive for our business. Having Kathy as my go to makes life so much easier. If she doesn’t have the answer, she will connect me to the person who does so I never feel like a number. I always feel like a valued client.”
“Barry is an excellent representative for your firm. I’m extremely happy with dealing with Barry! If I send an email, he replies within the hour! :D Barry rocks!”
“I have had a great experience working with Karen. She is very polite and always able to answer all of my questions! Karen is a pleasure to work with. She is in my opinion exceptional.”
FrankCrum’s payroll team is the largest on our Clearwater campus, and each individual does their part in supporting business owners by managing tax compliance, direct deposit, complex payroll, wage garnishments, per diems, and more.
Happy National Payroll Week to America’s payroll professionals, and especially our team at FrankCrum!