The Executive Board and Chapter Members of the Northern CO Payroll Association wish you and yours a wonderful and blessed holiday season!  

During the months of December and January we will not be holding meetings so that our members can enjoy the holiday’s with their families and work to complete their final quarter and year end processing for 2019.  The board will hold it’s last quarterly meeting on December 12th to finalize the 2020 budget, discuss speakers for the new year and plan the NCPA Study Group which will begin in late January or early February!  Our first chapter meeting in 2020 will be our Annual Business Meeting held on February 20th where members will vote on the budget and form special committees for the new year.  

Please watch our website for more information as it develops! 

If you wish to become certified in payroll and obtain either a CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) or FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) by the American Payroll Association, please plan to enroll in our upcoming Study Group!  Our hope is to bring the study group to you remotely in 2020!

Information will be posted when finalized.  


“Planning for a Successful Year End – Reconciliations”

Why Reconcile? ~ Reasons for Variances ~ Sox Requirements ~

Risk Factors ~ Pre-Transmission ~ Post-Transmission ~ Trial Balance

Balance Sheet ~ W’2’s

Jim is a Payroll Compliance Educator with Medlock & Associates after recently retiring from the American Payroll Association where he was Director of Education and Training for over 25 years. While on APA’s staff Jim shared his knowledge and experience with payroll professionals over nearly 30 years teaching and preparing materials for APA’s educational programs. Jim was the APA’s Payroll Man of the Year in 1991. He was also the Colorado Payroll Person of the Year in 1993. Jim served a two-year term as the APA’s representative on the IRS’s Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC). He chaired APA’s Certification Board. He is a member of the APA’s Government Relations Task Forces IRS Issues and State Issues subcommittees.

Educational Luncheon Meetings 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019      David L. Zwisler, Esq.
Issuing the Final Paycheck (Death of an Employee, Theft, Illegal Alien)  
Thursday, March 21, 2019     Nicholas Haynes, Esq
Proper Documentation, Investigations, and . . . When Should I Contact
an Attorney? 
Thursday, April 18, 2019       Cyndy Davidson, CPP
Payroll “Ins and Outs” of Expatriates and Aliens
Thursday, May 16, 2019       Tina Harkness, Esq    Employer’s Council
CO Legislative Updates
Thursday, June 20, 2019     Janine Archuletta,  CO Child Support Enforcement
Child Support Updates
Thursday, July 18, 2019      Lynne Torrey, CPP
System Implementations
Thursday, August 15, 2019         Jana Karr        Employer’s Council
Violence in the Workplace
Thursday, September 19, 2019    Julie Herren, CO Department of Labor & Employment
“Understanding Unemployment Insurance” 
This will cover all the new changes that have gone into effect by
September 2019.    
Thursday, October 10, 2019      Debby Perry, CPP
Payroll Calculations – Test Your Payroll System and Your Memory!
Thursday, November 21, 2019       James Medlock, CPP
Plan for a Successful Year-end: Reconciliations  

(All speakers pending approval by the APA)

Other Important Dates:  

American Payroll Association’s – Capital Summit 
March 25-26, 2019             
The Omni Shoreham      
Washington, DC

American Payroll Association’s  37th Annual Congress
May 14-18, 2019
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
Long Beach, CA

Mid-Late October 16-18, 2019 –
Rocky Mountain Regional Payroll Conference  

American Payroll Association’s 41st Annual Congress
May 16-20, 2023 Denver, CO!!!



NCPA is very pleased to announce and give you information for the upcoming CPP/FPC certification Study Group! Debby Perry, CPP, will be hosting a comprehensive, eight-week payroll mastery course using the American Payroll Association’s 2019 Payroll Source textbook.  

This course will be taught by members of the Northern CO Payroll Association who are certified by the American Payroll Association.  Taking one or all 8 weeks of this course will enhance your payroll knowledge overall.  The schedule is shown below. 

This course will prepare individuals who plan to sit for either the CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) or FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) exams in the fall or those who simply wish to obtain a mastery in payroll law and payroll processing. 

This course is open to NCPA members or other APA affiliated chapter members who wish to earn continuing education credits (RCH’s) for their recertification with the APA.  You can earn 32.5 RCH’s or more by attending full 8 weeks of the study group.  As a certified member, if you become a mentor or teach for the study group, there will be no cost to you for the course. 

The CPP/FPC exam testing window is September 122, 2019 to October 14, 2019 

Study Group Dates – Weekly, beginning July 13, 2019 through August 31, 2019

Time:  8:30 am through 3:00 pm 

Member Cost: $75

Location:  6516 Empire Ave, Frederick CO 80516

Final Requests for Registration:  July 10, 2019 via Reply Email

A Study Group registration form and invoice will be sent to after your email is received.


Taking the Study Group will not only boost your confidence and abilities in your current payroll job, it will also prepare you to sit for either the CPP or FPC exam and become a certified professional in the field of payroll!  The cost for this class is extremely low.  Certification will also make you highly employable, not only along the Northern Front Range, but also wherever your life takes you!


Thanks everyone!


Debby Perry, CPP

NCPA Education Chairperson and

2019-2020 Study Group Chairperson



Please email your interest to ncpchapter@gmail.com.

Congratulations to NCPA’s Newly Certified CPP’s and FPC’s from our Spring, Summer & Winter Study Groups


                                             ***Abby McCurdy, CPP***

***Elaine Lopez, FPC – Jacob Center***

***Miranda Thompson, CPP – Payroll Vault***

***Brenda Haarmann, CPP – Larimer County***

***Rebecca Hengl, CPP -Thompson School District***

***Ashley Omundson, FPC – Centennial Lending***


 ***Joli Garcia, CPP – Noosa Yoghurt***   

***Tammy Hansen, CPP – City of Greeley***     

***Heidi Heier, CPP – Otter Box*** 

 ***Tessa Reed, FPC – Payroll Vault***   

***Allyson Rodahl,CPP Payroll Vault***   

***Teresa Wilbur, CPP – Noosa Yoghurt***   

***Sherry Williams, FPC – Payroll Vault***