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May 2017  

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Central Iowa Chapter APA

May 2017 Newsletter

 

 

                  Volume 2017                                                                                                    P.O.Box 131

                  Issue 3                                                                                                               Des Moines, IA 50301

 

Our Mission Statement

 

The Central Iowa Chapter of the American Payroll Association is dedicated to providing information and education, support and networking opportunities to professionals involved in all aspects of payroll through our meetings, our newsletters, and our website.  The Chapter strives to be a respected, essential and effective partner in the business community and to provide support to the national American Payroll Association. 

 

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Our Mission

Share your ideas, experiences and knowledge with chapter members thru the newsletter.  Your knowledge is valuable - please email your articles to Newsletter Chair at newsletter@centraliowaapa.org anytime you learn something that would benefit your peers in payroll. 

 

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Letter from the President

What an amazing time several of us had at APA’s 35th Congress this year!  There were so many take a ways and a lot of information that we were able to take back to our offices.  Please look into getting next year’s APA’s Congress your budgets for next year.  It will be in National Harbor, MD in May 2018.  It will be worth all your budget dollars!

I look forward to seeing all of you at our meeting in June! We will be holding our nominations during this meeting since we were unable to hold a meeting in May.  Please make sure you are either able to vote online or attend the meeting.  All your votes count!

Thank you for all you do!

Tori Worley, CPP

CIAPA President

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Government Liaison Corner

IRS Announces Increased 2018 HSA Index Figures

On May 4, 2017 the IRS released the new Health Savings Account (HSA) index figures for 2018. The 2018 amounts include increases for all index figures.

 

2018 Health Savings Account Index Figures

 

2017

2018

Minimum deductible amounts for the qualifying high-deductible health plan (HDHP)

Individual coverage

$1,300

$1,350

Family coverage

$2,600

$2,700

Maximum contribution levels

Individual coverage

$3,400

$3,450

Family coverage

$6,750

$6,900

Catch-up contribution allowed for those 55 and over

$1,000

$1,000

Maximums for HDHP out-of-pocket expenses

Individual coverage

$6,550

$6,650

Family coverage

$13,100

$13,300

 

Mobile Workforce Bill Moved through House Judiciary Committee

On March 22, the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act (H.R. 1393, S. 540) was voted favorably out of the House Judiciary Committee. The bill is the latest version to protect employers and their employees who travel for work for short periods of time from onerous nonresident state income taxes. Currently, 43 states and the District of Columbia levy a personal income tax on wages and partnership income.

 

Provisions in the act include:

  1. Consistency with current law in which an employee's earnings are subject to full tax in his/her state of residence.
  2. An employee's earnings would be subject to tax in the states within which the employee is present and performing employment duties for more than 30 days during the calendar year (safe harbor provision).
  3. A workday is assigned to a nonresident state when any part of the workday is in that nonresident state, but a single day may be assigned only to one nonresident state.
  4. Certain uncommon types of employees, including professional athletes, professional entertainers, and some public figures are not covered by this bill and remain subject to state withholding laws.
  5. A new exemption was added for "qualified production employees." Qualified production employees working on a film or television production would not be eligible for the 30-day safe harbor against nonresident income tax withholding if their work was covered by a state's film incentive program.

 

More information is available online at www.mobileworkforcecoalition.org.

 

FTC Releases New Format for Reporting Identity Theft

If you have employees who have been exposed to a data breach or have experienced identity theft, the Federal Trade Commission has a new format for reporting identity theft.

IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide people through the recovery process.

 

 

Reminder for 2017 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving

The 2017 standard mileage rates for the use of a vehicle are:

  • 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for 2016
  • 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 19 cents for 2016
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

 

 

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CIAPA Chapter News

 

 

Please remember to check out the job postings under the classifieds section of our website. There are currently 2 postings. Whether you’re looking for yourself or you know someone who is searching, please refer to www.centraliowaapa.org frequently as we post job openings for 30 days. There are currently postings for Payroll Administrator and Administrative Assistant.

 

 

2017 Board Elections

The 2017 board elections are scheduled for the June 22, 2017 chapter meeting. All members will be receiving instructions on how to vote on-line if they are unable to attend the meeting. 

The positions we are voting for this year are:  President, Treasurer, Government Liaison Officer, Education, Membership, and Newsletter Communications

Positions begin in July 2017 and run for two years.   

Nominations closed April 20, 2017, however, we still have an opening for Education Chair.

Thank you,

Cheri Klyn, CPP Nominations Chair nominations@centraliowaapa.org 

 

 2017 Election Position Descriptions

 President

  • Leads, plans, directs and oversees all Chapter activities to ensure full benefits to all members while protecting the integrity and intent of the Chapter and the institute.

  • Presides over all meetings and conferences, welcoming all those in attendance.

  • Gives guidance to committees and receives regular activity reports and project updates.

  • Acts as an ex-officio member of all committees.

  • Performs other duties as assigned to the Chapter President by the Board of Directors.

  • Will become Immediate Past President for one year after Presidential term has expired.

This position must be held by a member in good standing of the local Central Iowa Chapter and the National American Payroll Association.  Regular attendance of monthly chapter meetings and board meetings is required.

 

Treasurer

  • Works directly with the President to ensure that information provided protects the integrity and the intent of the chapter and the institution.

  • Collects dues and other receivables of the Chapter, including at our monthly chapter meetings.

  • Prints name tags for monthly chapter meetings.

  • Maintains records of the financial activity of the Chapter.

  • Review and pay bills of the Chapter.

  • Submits monthly financial reports via newsletter.

  • Assists and prepares proposals and costs estimates for programs and activities for the Chapter.

  • Shall safeguard and maintain the permanent records of the Chapter.

  • Coordinates annual audit of treasury records.

  • Files biennial reports to the state.

This position must be held by a member in good standing of the local Central Iowa Chapter and the National American Payroll Association. Regular attendance of monthly chapter meetings and board meetings is required.

 

Government Liaison Officer

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Works directly with the President to ensure that information provided protects the integrity and the intent of the chapter and the institute.
  • Answers questions from the membership (verbal or written) within the limits of the officer’s job, when it concerns Government regulations
  • Represents the chapter to government agencies on local, state, and national levels.
  • Provides up to date information on new tax laws, revisions, and reporting modification to the membership via email, newsletter, website, and verbally at chapter meetings.
  • Submits regular reports of activities and project status to the President.

 

In order to meet these responsibilities, the Government Liaison Officer should maintain resources of information at government level. These resources would include, but not limited to, APA Government Liaison, Federal, State, and local Legislative changes, publications, and newsletters.

This position must be held by a member in good standing of the local Central Iowa Chapter and the National American Payroll Association. Regular attendance of monthly chapter meetings and board meetings is required. 

 

Membership Chair

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Respond promptly to the requests from non-members for information regarding the chapter and related membership benefits and requirements
  • Receive applications for membership, provide acceptance/rejection status to each applicant, keep membership applications for the chapter, and assist applicants who wish to join the chapter. On a monthly basis, search the National APA website for new Iowa members and send them info regarding our chapter
  • Recruit new members to the chapter by contacting local businesses
  • Send new members a welcome packet and notify the Hospitality and Newsletter chairs of new member information
  • Distribute member email list as needed for communications
  • Maintain chapter database for address changes, name changes, e-mail changes, new members, etc.
  • Bill annual dues to members and record said payments on behalf of members. Will forward said dues to Treasurer for deposit into the chapter bank account
  • Send renewal letter, certificates and business cards to paid members at each renewal period
  • Maintain updated roster of members to be posted on chapter website.
  • Take photographs at monthly meeting to post on website, publish in chapter newsletter, and for APA’s annual Chapter Pictorial contest.
  • Keep a notebook to record the committee activities

 

This position must be held by a member in good standing of the local Central Iowa Chapter. Regular attendance of monthly chapter meetings and board meetings is required.

 

Education Chair

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with Hospitality Chair to set up meeting schedule for year
  • Arrange for speakers at monthly meetings
  • Obtain RCH approval from National in advance of meeting
  • Complete RCH’s for participants for meetings and study groups
  • Organize CPP/FPC study group for fall and spring exams
  • Keep a notebook to record the committee activities, and a log of speakers and their topics, when they spoke and the survey results of the speaker/topic.

 

This position must be held by a member in good standing of the local Central Iowa Chapter.  Regular attendance of monthly chapter meetings and board meetings are required.

  

Newsletter Communications Chair

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Publish monthly chapter newsletter and have posted on website as a PDF file
  • Send newsletter in PDF format to members via e-mail as well as ChapterRelations@americanpayroll.org
  • Submit chapter information to National for their publications
  • Keep copies of all newsletters in chronological order

 

This position must be held by a member in good standing of the local Central Iowa Chapter. Regular attendance of monthly chapter meetings and board meetings is required. 

 

 

The 2017 Virtual Congress was held on May 24 & 25. The Virtual Congress is now free for download for all National APA members! Non-members and colleagues can listen to the on-demand education for $254 (which includes a one year membership to the APA). Up to 15 RCHs can be earned!

 

Our Statewide conference has been set for Friday October 6, 2017, more information to come!

 

 

 

The next CPP/FPC study group will begin February 8th, 2018. The class will be using the 2017 Payroll Source as the study guide. If you have more questions, please contact Sara Stafford, CPP at 515-313-4251 or sara.stafford@efcoforms.com

 

 

 

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Upcoming Meetings & Education

 Central Iowa Chapter Meeting Schedule

Month

           Day/Date

Location

Topic/Speaker

June

June 22

Animal Rescue League 

Cyber Security/Mike Kraft, Vemeer Corp

 July

N/A 

N/A 

No Meeting in July

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Board Members

 

PRESIDENT                                                                                       VICE PRESIDENT                                                

         Tori Worley                                                                                Deanne O'Hollearn, CPP

         Kum & Go                                                                                 Principal Financial Group

         515-457-6205                                                                            515-235-1122

         president@centraliowaapa.org                                                vicepresident@centraliowaapa.org     

              

SECRETARY                                                                                      TREASURER 

         Gayle Mitchell                                                                            Susan Fergesen, CPP

         Kum & Go                                                                                Pioneer Hi Bred Intl                              

         515-226-6526                                                                             515-535-4204   

         secretary@centraliowaapa.org                                                treasurer@centraliowaapa.org

 

GOVERNMENT LIAISON OFFICER                                                 MEMBERSHIP

         Carol Fisher                                                                              Barbara Craig

         ChildServe Inc                                                               Hamilton Juffer & Associates                                                            

         515-727-1484                                                                          515-245-3720   

         glo@centraliowaapa.org                                                          membership@centraliowaapa.org  

 

HOSPITALITY                                                                                    EDUCATION 

         Debby Haning, CPP                                                                  Emily Van Kley          

         Vermeer                                                                                      Floden

         641-621-8825                                                                                                          

         hospitality@centraliowaapa.org                                              education@centraliowaapa.org

 

NEWSLETTER COMMUNICATIONS                                              NOMINATIONS 

         Angela Alsum, CPP                                                                  Cheri Klyn, CPP

         Vermeer                                                                                     Vermeer

         641-621-7828                                                                            641-621-7253

         newsletter@centraliowaapa.org                                             nominations@centraliowaapa.org

          

NPW/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT                                            PAST PRESIDENT 

         Gayla Nesbit                                                                             Debby Hauk                                                   

         EMC Insurance                                                                         UnityPoint Health    

         515-345-2077                                                                           515-241-3733                                                  

         communitydev@centraliowaapa.org

 

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