NPW 2012

National Payroll Week

September 5-9, 2016


National Payroll Week celebrates the hard work by America's 156 million wage earners and the payroll professionals who pay them. Together, through the payroll withholding system, they contribute, collect, report and deposit approximately $1.97 trillion, or 68.9%, of the annual revenue of the U.S. Treasury.

What Is NPW? NPW celebrates the unique partnership among America’s workers, their companies, the payroll professionals who pay them and critical government programs such as, social security, Medicare, fair labor standards and child support. Together, through payroll withholding, they contribute and collect 71.8% of U.S. Treasury revenue.

This special week celebrates many things important to each of us who work. From the economic, cultural, and social achievements of workers, to the significance of “an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay,” National Payroll Week is a celebration on many levels.

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NPW Fast Facts:

  • The American Payroll Association founded National Payroll Week in 1996.
  • National Payroll Week coincides with the celebration of Labor Day. This special week celebrates the economic, cultural, and social achievements of workers and the significance of “an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay.”
  • AMERICA WORKS BECAUSE WE’RE WORKING FOR AMERICA®—NPW celebrates the unique partnership among America's workers, our companies, the payroll professionals who pay us, and critical government programs such as social security, Medicare, fair labor standards, and child support. Together, through payroll withholding, we contribute and collect 71.8% of U.S. Treasury revenue.
  • NPW is a national campaign to help America’s workers understand more about their paychecks, the payroll withholding system and other payroll-driven benefits.
  • NPW 2010 ad appeared in The New York Times Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Smart Money, Journal of Accountancy, and Human Resource Executive magazine.
  • During NPW, local APA chapters and members host presentations to school and civic groups, participate in community service initiatives, and use local media to pass along information to today’s workers and the workers of tomorrow.
  • In 2010, 96 NPW government proclamations were issued across the United States.
  • In 2000, APA created a year-round touchstone, www.nationalpayrollweek.com, to provide workers with valuable information about their paychecks, withholding, the payroll industry and celebrating National Payroll Week. 

For more information, please visit the official National Payroll Week website!

American Payroll Association