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The 2019 Rocky Mountain Regional Payroll Conference – October 16-18, 2019!


The 2019 Rocky Mountain Regional Payroll Conference – October 16-18, 2019!


Violence at work is a topic that over the years has been getting increased news coverage. Organizations should no longer assume it can’t happen to them. How do you reduce the risk of this happening in your workplace? This session will provide practical information and will focus on the prevention cycle of workplace violence, which consists of awareness, planning, and action. Participants will learn how to recognize and address the behaviors that generally precede violence in the workplace and how to place barriers to reduce the possibility of further escalation.



Human Resources Consultant, Employers Council


Jana received her Bachelor of Arts with a Composite Major in Literature’s in English and Spanish and Latin American Literature with a Minor in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego. 

Jana is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute, a Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.


Jana Karr joined Employers Council in December 2008 as a Human Resource Services staff member located in the Northern Region of Colorado.  Her emphasis at Employers Council is in benefits and payroll, although she has experience and conducts training in all areas of human resources.    As a Human Resource Services Consultant, Jana concentrates on providing members with service and training in all functional areas of HR in Northern Colorado and Wyoming.  Prior to joining Employers Council, Jana worked for private sector employers in the areas of manufacturing, entertainment, engineering and staffing.

Jana is a current member of the following associations: Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), International Society of Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) and International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP).

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Northern CO Payroll Association Educational Luncheon Meeting!

RSVP Required: 
Non-Members, please reply via Email by Friday August 9, 2019 to: 

You are invited to join other Payroll and HR professionals for a delicious catered speaker luncheon on August 15th!  

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            970.667.7596

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 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

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


***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***