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.


BACKGROUND

History

The Detroit Chapter of the American Payroll Association was organized in 1985. The Chapter has been hosting several meetings per year since that time. We organized the first Michigan Statewide Conference in 1989. We have twice received "honorable mention" in the APA's Chapter of the Year recognition.  In 1997 Detroit became the second APA Chapter to have a web site.  The website was completely redesigned in 2007 and again in 2010.

Chapter Facts

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

Membership: Chapter membership is open to all payroll professionals or interested third parties such as payroll vendors. Although membership in the APA national organization is encouraged, it is not required. Membership dues are $30 per year.  Member benefits include discounts on Chapter-sponsored activities.  Visit our Chapter Membership page for further information including a membership application.  

Meetings: The Chapter hosts several meetings per year. Meetings are held at various locations in the Metro Detroit area. In addition, the Chapter works with other active Michigan Chapters (see below) to host an annual two-day Statewide Conference. For information about upcoming meetings, please go to the Meeting Schedule page.  Requests for meeting directions or other meeting questions may be sent to secretary@apadetroit.org.

Local "Hotline" Service: As a supplement to the APA’s national "hotline" referral service, the Chapter maintains a local "hotline" to help answer members’ payroll questions. This service is currently coordinated by Mary Jo Harling of PayrollProf.com  .Members may submit questions to hotline@apadetroit.org .

Member Communications: Members and other interested parties receive periodic mailings which include information about upcoming events.  Members and prospective members are also encouraged to join the “Detroit Chapter American Payroll Association” group LinkedIn.com.

Certification: The Chapter supports members’ efforts to attain and maintain professional certification through the APA’s Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) programs. In conjunction with Schoolcraft College, the Chapter conducts an annual CPP preparation class. In addition, most Chapter meetings are certified for Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) . These credits accumulate towards renewal of FPC or CPP certification.

Other Michigan Chapters: The West Michigan Chapter and the Great Lakes Bay Chapter are the other currently active Michigan Chapters.  Information on the West Michigan Chapter is available on their website, http://www.westmichiganapa.org.  Information on the Great Lakes Bay Chapter is available at http://www.americanpayroll.org/chapter/profile/?cid=20182.

If you have any questions about the Detroit Chapter please send an email to info@apadetroit.org.