Happy National Payroll Week

National Payroll Week coincides with the week of Labor Day and highlights the achievements and symbiotic partnerships between America’s employees, payroll professionals and various government programs and agencies. This week is used as a platform to spread awareness of the payroll withholding system, to host community service projects, and to educate others on how paychecks are calculated and how to get the most out of their pay. Here are some ways your organization can get involved and celebrate:

Teach “Paychecks 101”

When people understand the payroll withholding system, they make better decisions about maximizing their paycheck. You can help increase public understanding of the payroll process in many ways:

  • Volunteer to educate high school students with the Money Matters National Education Day curriculum.
  • Contact your local library or civic organizations and present a workshop on payroll management and compliance issues for small business owners in your area.
  • Host a “Paychecks 101” workshop for local businesses that employ teens and young adults. Many hospitals, care centers and restaurants have teenage employees who often don’t understand what payroll deductions are or how payroll withholding works.  Use the lesson from Money Matters National Education Day to make teaching a breeze.
  • Distribute these informational “You and Your Paycheck” fliers: 
    What to Expect When You Get Your First Job
    Make Payday Easy With Direct Deposit
    Understanding Your Cafeteria Plan

Gain Recognition for National Payroll Week

Many people outside of the payroll industry have never heard of National Payroll Week. Remedy this in your community by gaining local exposure for the national event in the following ways:

  • Work with the local media (newspapers, radio or TV stations) to get exposure for National Payroll Week activities.
  • Obtain a proclamation from your local or state government. The attention from mayors and governors draws attention to National Payroll Week. Be sure your message is magnified at the local level by submitting a proclamation request early.
  • Use social media platforms to spread the word about National Payroll Week to your friends, family, neighbors and associates.

Give Back

Adopt a community service project close to your heart and make a difference in your community. Things you can do to give back include:

  • Raise college scholarship money for teens through a silent auction.
  • Organize a food drive for your local food bank, homeless shelter or volunteer your efforts at a soup kitchen.
  • Offer to be a mentor to student business groups.

Share How You Celebrate with Us

We would love to celebrate with you and share how your organization is giving back during National Payroll Week and beyond. Share how you’re giving back on the Knowledge Community and/or our social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) so we can recognize you!

Source: NationalPayrollWeek.com