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SAVE THE DATE! Debby Perry, CPP, MHRM October 10, 2019

Payroll Calculations – Are You In the Know?

In the course of an hour – and as a group – we will work on calculations from simple to complex.  Using all the skills of gross up, we’ll calculate non-discretionary bonus’, calculations with and without 401K and calculations if the federal tax limits have been met.

Speaker:   Debby Perry, CPP, MHRM

Debby has been a CPP since 2012 and has been in the payroll/HR/accounting/benefits field for 30 plus years.  She earned her post masters Certification in Education and has taught 5 CPP/FPC study groups in Colorado and San Diego including study group boot camps.  She currently processes payroll for a multi-state/global corporation with more than 1700 employees.  She has been a member of the American Payroll Association for a number of years and has served on APA’s National Elections Committee and CPP/FPC question writing Committee.

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


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

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


                                             ***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***