Spring has finally arrived after an almost torturous winter in the Charm City area. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and the Orioles are making a push for the postseason for the 2nd time in 3 years.
Now is also the time for you to consider how you will make a contribution to other payroll professionals. We're looking to significantly enhance the educational information and insights over 2014 and beyond. Please take the time to complete our survey on committee volunteering and meeting topics (link found in this newsletter).
In keeping with asking you to volunteer, I'd like to recognize Janice Cole CPP. Not only did Janice earn her CPP in 2013, but she also stepped up as a volunteer to fill our open Treasurer position. We look forward to the many contributions Janice will make as treasurer, to the Board and our members.
We're also looking to grow our chapter's paid membership and this month we're introducing a Membership Contest. If you join, renew or refer someone who becomes a paid member you'll be entered into a drawing to be held at our All Day Conference on November 6th (link found in this newsletter).
Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as your chapter President. I'm passionate about payroll and serving payroll professionals and look forward to meeting many of you at our next meeting on April 17th!
Are you passionate about Community Service?
We're looking for someone to head up community service activities for the CCPA. Complete the Committee/Topic Survey (link in this newsletter) and let us know!
The Charm City Payroll Association needs your help! Volunteers are needed for active committees to help us deliver the best information and experience for payroll professionals in 2014 and beyond. Please complete our survey to let us know your areas of interest for both committees and topics of interest for meetings.
Click here for this 3 question survey.
Join us at our upcoming meeting on April 17th. Marcel Sullivan with USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) will be sharing insights about Form I-9 and E-Verify. We will also be recognizing those who participated in the 2013 CPP review class and earned their CPP or FPC. Click here for more information and to register.
Other dates to add to your calendar:
May 8th: 1st on-person meeting for the CPP/FPC Review Class
June 19th: Preparing for the Affordable Care Act. This topic just never seems to go away or change. Join us as we bring you up to the minute updates so you'll be best prepared for the ACA to wrap up 2014 and into 2015.
August 17th: Topic TBD
September: National Payroll Week - venue TBD
November 8th: All Day Conference to be held at the BWI Marriott
Are you looking to enhance your career as a payroll professional?
The Charm City Payroll Association is here to help you expand your knowledge and skills through our CPP/FPC review class in preparation for the fall 2014 testing/certification cycle. Our class is held on Thursday evenings starting May 8th. In order to help you manage your time and a positive work/life balance, again this year we're offering a combination of on-site sessions (4 meetings at the BWI Marriott) and virtual sessions. Click here for more information and to register.
The class runs from May 8th through September 4th (off on July 3rd) and will consist of 4 in-person classes (BWI Marriott) and the remainder virtual via Go-To-Meeting.
The Payroll Source 2014 Edition is the required text for the class. You can purchase the Payroll Source at a reduced rate as part of your registration, which saves you at least $60.
April 17th is the early bird registration cutoff (saves you $25) and the last date to register and include the Payroll Source.
Click here for more information and to register.
The Payroll Source® provides the essential information you need to keep your company in compliance with federal laws and regulations affecting your payroll operations. Comprehensive and clearly written by a leading payroll expert, this revolutionary book eliminates the need to refer to multiple sources seeking answers to your payroll questions. Comprehensive updates to the text occur each year. It details all aspects of payroll administration, from the most fundamental forms and regulations, through the most complex benefits taxation and reporting, to international payrolls.
New this year! Many payroll professionals keep the Payroll Source on-hand as a a valuable resource throughout the year. Save at least $60.00 by purchasing the Payroll Source through the CCPA. You can order the book by registering for the CPP Review Class and only add the Payroll Source 2014 to your ticket. Orders will be accepted through Aprill 17th. SHIPPING WILL NOT BE PROVIED! Pickup will be available at the 1st session of the CPP Review Class on May 8th at the BWI Marriott.
Membership Contest: the CCPA is conducting a membership contest to encourage you to invite your fellow payroll professionals to join our chapter. Enroll, renew or refer someone who becomes a paid CCPA member and you’ll have an entry put into the hat for one of 3 prizes:
Grand prize: Kindle Paperwhite is designed to deliver the best reading experience - No screen glare in bright sunlight, Read with one hand—over 30% lighter than iPad mini, Battery lasts weeks, not hours, Next-gen built-in light - read without eyestrain.
1st Place: $75 Gift Card
2nd Place: $50 Gift Card to Mo’s Seafood Restaurant. Mo's has been known for its unmatched seafood quality in the Mid-Atlantic region for 25 years. They feature 5 locations in the Baltimore metropolitan area: Inner Harbor, Little Italy, Towson, Glen Burnie, and Eastern Ave. Coming soon to White Marsh.
The drawing will be made at the 2014 All Day Conference on November 6th.
How do you win? Anyone who joins the chapter or renews their membership between April 1st and November 1st will receive one entry. A paid member who refers someone who becomes a newly paid CCPA member will receive 2 entries. The new member registration form includes a referral source. The referring person’s name must be entered at the time of registration for the referring member to receive their entries.
HOLD NOVEMBER 6TH FOR THE CCPA 16TH ALL-DAY CONFERENCE!
To be held at the BWI Marriott.
The CCPA Board met on March 6th to review 2013 and to plan for 2014 and beyond.
Click here for the board meeting minutes (access restricted to CCPA paid members).