Membership Information

Networking

In the payroll profession, having a network of other professionals in your field with whom you can consult is imperative!  Membership in the Tallahassee Chapter provides you with such a network.  You will develop contacts and friendships with other payroll professionals on both a local and national level that will help enhance your career.

Chapter Committees

The Tallahassee Chapter has several committees that members can be a part of, including:

  • The Advisory Committee
  • The Education & Program Planning Committee
  • The Membership / Welcome Committee
  • The Newsletter & Communication Committee
  • The Government Relations Committee
  • The Awards Committee
  • and the National Payroll Week Committee

For additional information on these committees, download the "Committee Information" file below.

Informative Guest Speakers

Our Chapter meetings include guest speakers from various facets of payroll-related fields.  They share their knowledge and discuss their experiences with our Chapter members.  Members have the opportunity to interact with, and learn from professionals in industries such as:

  • Child Support Administration
  • Government
  • Tax Administration
  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Multi-State Industries
  • Global Industries
  • Employment/Payroll Law
  • and many, many more

Payroll Education

The main focus of the Tallahassee Chapter is to provide payroll education to our members and others in the payroll profession.  We will partner with National APA to bring several of their programs to Tallahassee, allowing local payroll professionals to attend educational payroll seminars without the need for overnight travel.  Some of the programs available are:

  • Payroll Practice Essentions
  • Payroll 101: Foundations of Payroll Certificate Program
  • Payroll 201: Payroll Administration Certificate Program
  • Leadership Certificate Program
  • Strategic Payroll Practices
  • Calculating Paychecks
  • Garnishments Forum
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Forum
  • Payroll Issues for Multi-State Employers
  • Payroll Tax Forum
  • Wage and Hour Summit
  • Preparing for Year-End
  • Government/Public Sector Preparing for Year-End
  • Accounts Payable Preparing for Year-End

National Affiliation

The Tallahassee Chapter is an affiliated local chapter of the American Payroll Association.  Learn more about  APA at www.americanpayroll.org


Some of the ways members of the Tallahassee Chapter benefit from this affiliation are through Chapter Contests, National Payroll Week activities, access to APA Publications, and access to APA education. Additionally, the Tallahassee Chapter can form official study groups for members who are interested in earning their CPP or FPC certifications.

FAQs

  • How do I convince my employer to pay for my membership?
    • The benefit an employer receives by providing their Payroll Department with a membership far exceeds the cost of investment.  You will be kept up-to-date on compliance issues involving FLSA laws, tax changes, garnishment rules, and other legislative changes, making you better prepared to prevent and avoid costly errors and IRS penalties.  If your employer is still hesitant, drop us a line and we will provide you with information specific to your industry, or invite your supervisor to be a guest at one of our open meetings.
  • What "related fields" would benefit from joining the Tallahassee Chapter?
    • Accounts Payable
    • Finance & Accounting
    • Human Resources
    • Benefits Administration

Membership Application & Additional Information

Select a file to learn more or apply for membership!

Tallahassee Membership Application (pdf)

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Chapter Committee Volunteer Form (pdf)

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Membership Information (pdf)

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Committee Information (pdf)

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Membership Types & Annual Dues


Discounts available for members who also join National APA

Get more information on National APA Memberships

In addition to all the benefits APA has to offer its members, national APA membership entitles you to discounted prices for all Tallahassee Chapter events.