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Job Opening – Payroll Specialist – Castle Rock, CO

If you know anyone who might be interested, here’s the link to apply on our careers website!

Douglas County School District

701 Prairie Hawk Dr.

Castle Rock, CO 80109

SAVE THE DATE! May 16, 2019 Tina Harkness, Esq Employer’s Council Presenting: Colorado Legislative Updates Affecting Payroll/HR

Northern CO Payroll Association Educational Luncheon Meeting!

RSVP Required: 
Non-Members, please reply via Email by Friday 5-10-19 to: 


Colorado Legislative Updates Affecting Payroll/HR

Speaker:  Tina Harkness, Esquire, SPHR, SHRM-CP

Tina is an employment law attorney and the Director of the Employer’s Council regional office in Loveland, CO.  She represents employers in a wide variety of employment law matters. Tina is a frequent speaker and facilitator of training on topics including legal issues in managing employees, harassment prevention, civil rights, managing employee medical issues, diversity, and other subjects. Tina has presented workshops at the annual Rocky Mountain Payroll Conference and has previously given presentations to our chapter.  We’re very privileged to have her back again!  

You are invited to join other Payroll and HR professionals for a delicious catered speaker luncheon on May 16th!  

Location:  Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 5400 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland, CO.  The business luncheon meeting will start promptly at 11:30 a.m.  The Speaker will present from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.  

The cost of your first chapter visit/lunch is only $10!  Subsequent meeting costs will be $25.00 for Colorado APA chapter members.  The Non-member cost is $35.00.  See Membership at

MENU:  Delicious Chef’s Surprise! by CHEF KEN ROSANDER, Main Street Catering:  

545 N Cleveland, Loveland, CO 80537


In our monthly chapter meetings we strive to provide you with the most current information possible. The speakers that we invite to present to our chapter members are professionals who are experts in their field. They come equipped with the most up-to-date legislative, payroll, or HR-related information to help make your payroll efforts more efficient and precise!


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 2019 –
Rocky Mountain Regional Payroll Conference  

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



NCPA would like to know if you are interested in becoming certified in Payroll as either a CPP – Certified Payroll Professional, or an FPC – Fundamental Payroll Certificate.

If we receive enough interest, the next Study Group will be held beginning in July for five weeks, every other Saturday.


Cost – Chapter Members – $75       (all participants must be a paid member of NCPA)

1 Year – NCPA 2019 Membership cost – $60 (includes two colleagues from the same company or organization) through June 30, 2019.  July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, $30.

Materials needed for Study Group –

American Payroll Association’s (APA) 2019 Payroll Source textbook, large binder, hand calculator, notepaper, package of index cards

The Study Group will be approved by the APA and the instructors will be APA certified (CPP/FPC) NCPA chapter members

Study Group Participants will receive –

Weekly PowerPoint’s on each section, test-taking tips, testing on each session, Certificate of Completion

Goals –

  • Completion of this 32.5 hour course to acquire mastery in the field of payroll practices and laws
  • Enjoy the comradery and support of fellow Study Group participants and instructors
  • Gain the confidence to sit for the CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) or FPC (Fundamental Payroll Professional) exam
  • You are not required to sit for the CPP/FPC exams but you will be fully prepared to do so if you choose to register during a later study group session
  • Attend NCPA’s monthly Payroll/HR education luncheons with speakers presenting on topics that empower member’s with the most up-to-date federal and/or state legislation or practices
  • Obtain connections to a network of payroll professionals from various types of industries

CPP/FPC Exam Registration:   July 9 – October 11, 2019  

Exams:   September 14 – October 12, 2019

Whether or not you wish to become certified, this five week course will cover all aspects of payroll in various industries!  You are not required to sit for the exam to certify in order to participate.  The Study Group will be held at the Town of Windsor, 301 Walnut Street (one block south of Main Street on the east side of town), Windsor, CO 80550.


Please email your interest to    

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


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

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

***Rebecca Hengl, CPP -Greeley Schools-District 6***

***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***