APA has more than 150 affiliated local chapters located across the nation. Each chapter operates autonomously within the APA National Policy Guidelines and assumes their non-profit status. This means each individual chapter operates independently and does not have a direct financial relationship with APA National. Both chapters and the national organization share and support the same goals, which include the most important goal of education within the payroll profession.
Local chapters work in conjunction with APA National to provide outstanding networking, education opportunities, and professional development resources through chapter meetings, study groups, statewide/regional conferences, and community outreach. Affiliated chapters support APA's mission and encourage national membership and participation, while promoting educational growth and unity in their profession to their local communities.
Our local chapter services payroll professionals in the Springfield, Branson and surrounding areas. The two most significant benefits we offer are networking and education. Our local chapter membership comes from all types of industries, both private and public sector, both for-profit and charitable. Our combined membership has well over 100 years of payroll management experience, which creates a support network that can be called on to address and solve almost any problem or question. Many of our members are Certified Payroll Professionals.
The most valuable asset we offer is the education we provide through the guest speakers that attend our monthly luncheons. Recent and upcoming guest speakers have come to us from the Department of Labor, the Social Security Administration, and other state and local governmental agencies, as well as professional trainers and specialists on specific topics.