PayTalk - APA's Podcast

PayTalk is a monthly podcast created by the American Payroll Association (APA) with the goal of sharing earned knowledge from high-level payroll professionals to the greater industry at large.

National APA

Established in 1982, the American Payroll Association is the nation's leader in payroll education, publications, and training. APA conducts payroll training conferences and seminars across the country and publishes a complete library of resource texts and newsletters. Representing more than 20,000 members, APA is the industry's highly respected and collective voice in Washington, D.C. For more information on the APA, visit their website.

Vision Statement

American Payroll Association's vision is to create opportunities and forge a community by providing the education, skills, and resources necessary for payroll professionals to become successful leaders and strategic partners within their organizations.

Mission Statement

The American Payroll Association pursues the following objectives:
1. To increase the Payroll Professional's skill level through education and mutual support.
2. To obtain recognition for payroll work as practiced in today's business and legislative environments and as a professional discipline.
3. To represent the Payroll Professional on the federal, state and local level.
4. To provide public service education on payroll and employment issues.


Anyone engaged in payroll administration and/or related fields is eligible for APA membership. APA proudly represents a true cross-section of the payroll profession made up predominantly of payroll managers from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico, with a growing constituency in Canada and other foreign nations, whose payroll informational needs are as diverse as the number of employees paid and as demanding as the number of states and countries in which they pay. Joining the APA is simple, just follow the instructions on the application for membership.

APA's COngress Xstream - Payroll's Premier Educational Conference

Payroll professionals convene at the Annual Congress to share how they shape the world. This educational event allows attendees to build a customized education program from a wide variety of workshops covering topics pertaining to domestic and global payroll, human resources, management, benefits technology, and career development.

The Annual Congress provides unparalleled networking and the opportunity to hear the latest legislative and regulatory changes directly from government representatives and industry experts. Plus, it features the industry’s largest payroll, and finance Expo. Join us this year to be part of an unforgettable event!

For more information on the annual payroll event of the year, visit the Congress Xstream website.