National Payroll Week 2018

September 3, 2018 | Aoife Flynn 5 mins read
National Payroll Week takes place September 3rd to 7th 2018. The week is dedicated to the celebration of wage earners and the payroll professionals who pay them. Together through payroll withholding, employees and payroll professionals contribute, collect, report and deposit 70% of the U.S. Treasury’s annual revenue totaling $2.4 trillion per year. National Payroll Week was founded in 1996 and coincides with Labor Day. It celebrates the significance of “an honest days work for an honest days pay”. NPW strives to assist America’s workers to understand more about their paychecks, the tax system and payroll benefits. Fundamentally NPW celebrates payroll professionals and the important role they play to ensure that American workers are paid correctly and on time. During NPW APA members host a number presentations to schools and participate in community service initiatives.


How to get involved


1. Complete the NPW survey

The survey aims to help the APA understand American workers’ concerns and preferences about payroll and the latest issues impacting paychecks. In 2017, more than 34,800 people completed the annual survey, with the results making headlines and features in major media outlets around the globe. The survey is available to complete online at:  

2. Show your support for the Payroll Profession

Sign your company up to become a supporter, you will receive a NPW supporter pack containing posters and tips to get the NPW celebrations off to a start in your company. Your corporate website will feature both on the NPW website and in the PAYTECH magazine. You will also be recognised in the NPW video shown at the APA’s annual congress in May. NPW supporters include Paramount Pictures, Starbucks, T-Mobile and many more. To become a supporter, visit


3. Bring the National Payroll Week Party to Work

There is no better time to share the festivities with the entire company than NPW! Bring the NPW party to work by planning a company-wide event, courtesy of the payroll department. For tips on how your company can celebrate, visit:  

4. Get Social During NPW Week

The official hashtag for NPW is #payrollweek. During the week payroll professionals, chapters, and the APA will be sharing payroll related content. Find the posts you enjoy the most and share them with your followers. If your company has a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn account why not take some photos of you and your colleagues celebrating NPW and post them, don’t forget the hashtag!  

National Payroll Week on Facebook:

National Payroll Week on Twitter:

For more information on NPW visit:

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