September 2 - 8: Payroll Week

WHEREAS, the American Payroll Association and its more than 20,000 members have launched a nationwide public awareness campaign that pays tribute to the nearly 150 million people who work in the United States and the payroll professionals who support the American system by paying wages, reporting worker earnings, and withholding federal employment taxes; and,


WHEREAS, payroll professionals in Michigan play a key role in maintaining the economic health of our state, carrying out diverse tasks such as paying into the unemployment insurance system, providing information for child support enforcement, and carrying out tax withholding, reporting, and depositing; and,


WHEREAS, payroll professionals play an increasingly important role in ensuring the economic security of American families by helping to identify noncustodial parents and making sure they comply with their child support mandates; and,


WHEREAS, payroll professionals have become increasingly proactive in educating both the business community and the public at large about the payroll tax withholding systems; and,


WHEREAS, payroll professionals meet regularly with federal and state tax officials to discuss both improving compliance with government procedures and how compliance can be achieved at a lesser cost to both government and businesses; and,


WHEREAS, the week of Labor Day has been proclaimed National Payroll Week to give additional support to the efforts of the people who work in Michigan and of the payroll profession;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim September 2-8, 2019, as Payroll Week in Michigan.