APA Detroit Chapter

Payroll Professionals Helping Payroll Professionals

The APA  Detroit Chapter is affiliated with the American Payroll Association, but is an autonomous and independent organization.

The Chapter is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to providing educational, communication, and networking opportunities for payroll professionals.

The Detroit Chapter has been Serving Payroll Professionals in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan since 1985.

This website developed and maintained by Roger A. Smith, CPP


All contents Copyright © 1997-2017 APA - Detroit Chapter

Join the Chapter!
Enjoy the benefits of membership.  Visit our Chapter Membership page for the details.

Next Chapter Meeting

No meeting in May -- we hope to see many of you at APA’s 35th Annual Congress! http://www.americanpayroll.org/congress .

Our next Chapter Meeting will be held on June 15, 2017.  Complete meeting details will be posted soon on our Chapter Meeting Schedule page.

Chapter Bulletin Board
Information on  Maddin Hauser’s Employment Law Symposium has been added to our Chapter Bulletin Board.

CPP Exam Preparation Class
Our 2017 CPP Exam Preparation Class, presented in conjunction with Schoolcraft College in Livonia, will be held Wednesday evenings between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm, beginning May 3rd and running through August 16th.  The format is a classroom lecture on a different payroll topic each week, plus two mini-exams to test your knowledge and check your test-taking preparedness.  

If you plan to sit for the certification exam, download the CPP Candidate Examination Handbook at www.americanpayroll.org/certification and review the required educational and work experience prerequisites for the certification exam before registering for this class.  There are no eligibility requirements to enroll in this study group class.

For individuals currently certified as a CPP or FPC, this class has been approved by the American Payroll Association for up to 41 recertification credit hours (depending on your attendance).  This is a great way to earn education hours toward your future recertification!

Cost of the Exam Preparation Class is $235 ($188 for seniors).  Participants should have the 2017 edition of The Payroll Source textbook, available from the American Payroll Association at www.americanpayroll.org/store.  Registration is now open and can be done online, mail-in, or walk-in.

To register online:

1)  Go to https://webadvisor.schoolcraft.edu.

2)  If you already have a Schoolcraft College WebAdvisor account and ID number, log into your account before continuing.

3)  On the left side of the screen, click “Continuing Education (Non-Credit).”

4)  Under the Registration menu, click “Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes.”

5)  Scroll down the page and enter the 6-digit Section Number (930686) or the 4-digit CES Number (1981), then click “Submit.”

6)  On the next screen, click the checkbox for this class from the course list at the bottom of the screen and click “Submit.”  

7)  On the following screens, enter the required enrollment information.  A credit card or eCheck is necessary for online registration.

To register by mail-in or walk-in:

Go to http://www.schoolcraft.edu/docs/default-source/cepd/cepd-registration-form.pdf?sfvrsn=4 to download and print the registration/admission form.  Complete the form and submit to Schoolcraft College with payment.  The title of the class is “Certified Payroll Professional.”  The 6-digit section number is 930686 and the 4-digit CES number is 1981.

We’re moving again!  All class sessions this year will be in Room 300 of the Biomedical Technology Center, behind the Forum building on the Schoolcraft College campus.

“Know the Numbers 2017”
Chapter members may visit the “Resources_for_Members” page for the 2017 version of  “Know the Numbers.” Thanks again to Howard Goldman, CPP for providing this valuable information.

LinkedIn Group
Our Chapter has established a group on LinkedIn. This group is intended for disseminating news and promoting discussions regarding subjects of interest to Detroit Chapter members and prospective members.   We encourage you to join this group.  Chapter Membership is also encouraged, of course, but not required.  Look for “Detroit Chapter American Payroll Association” on LinkedIn, or simply click on this link to learn more
 http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=18254 39.

Seeking a new position?
If you or someone you know is seeking a new payroll opportunity check out our Job Opportunities page often. The most recent opening was posted April 14, 2017 and new ones can come in at any time.

April Chapter Meeting

Our April Meeting featured networking, a delicious dinner, and "Managing Conflict and Building Harmonious Relationships with Others" presented by Becca Buckner.

Meeting minutes and the handouts are available in the Members’ Area.