National Payroll Week proclamation



Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall read and signed a proclamation declaring the first week of September (Sept. 7-11) National Payroll Week in Pleasanton during the Sept. 3 city council meeting. REBECCA PESQUEDA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall read and signed a proclamation declaring the first week of September (Sept. 7-11) National Payroll Week in Pleasanton during the Sept. 3 city council meeting. REBECCA PESQUEDA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

During the Sept. 3 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Mayor Travis Hall read and signed a proclamation declaring the week of Sept. 7-11 as National Payroll Week in the City of Pleasanton. He commended Victoria Solis, the head of the city’s human resources department.

The proclamation reads as follows:

“Whereas, the American Payroll Association and its more than 20,000 members launched a nationwide public awareness campaign that they attribute to 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 Pleasanton play a key role in maintaining the economic health in Pleasanton, carrying out certain diverse tasks and paying them to the unemployment insurance system, providing information for child support enforcement, carrying out tax withholdings, reporting and depositing, and;

Whereas, payroll departments collectively spend more than $2.4 trillion annually, applying with myriad federal and state wage and tax offices, and;

Whereas, payroll professionals play an increasingly important role to ensure 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 a business community and the public 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 less cost to both governmental and businesses, and;

Whereas, the week in which Labor Day falls has been proclaimed National Payroll Week, I hereby give additional support to the efforts of the people who work in Pleasanton and of the payroll profession, I proclaim the first week of September Payroll Week here in Pleasanton.”

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