Friends of the WMAC!

Will we see you at Congress?

As you have probably heard by now, APA’s 36th annual Congress will take place at the Gaylord in National Harbor this May. Since the conference is right in our backyard, WMAC will have a large presence during the week. We hope you will be able to join us during the week for chapter festivities. There are opportunities to meet up each day, so please take the time to stop by and say Hi!

Even if you aren’t able to attend all of Congress this year, you still have opportunities to join us for some special events! I have noted those opportunities specifically so you can easily see how to join the fun.

#1: Stop by the Hospitality Booth

WMAC is teaming up with the Charles Town WV and Charm City local chapters to host the hospitality booth during the conference. This is our opportunity to welcome the 2,000+ payroll professionals from across the county to our home turf. We will have information on local attractions and some fun prizes to give away. The booth will be open during the expo hall times, and in between sessions.  Stop by to say hello and see the local chapters!

If you have questions about the conference, events, chapters, or just general payroll questions you can always reach our Chapter President, Abbey Moran, CPP at We are here to help, but we can always use help too! If you want to see how you can lend a helping hand, send me an email today!

For those not attending Congress: we do have opportunities for you to join some of the special events Wednesday & Thursday for FREE! Send me an email if you are interested in more information.

#2 - Take a Moonlight Tour of DC

We will also host a “Monuments by Moonlight” tour as the conference closes Friday, May 18th. Experience the beauty and awe of our country's most stirring monuments in a whole new way... by moonlight. On the Monuments by Moonlight Tour you'll be transported to many of the city's most famous sights while enjoying the tranquil night and evening breeze. The tour is open to all Congress attendees, all members of the WMAC, Charles Town, and Charm City chapters, and their friends, family, and colleagues. Tickets are $35 per person. You can join the tour by registering on our website for the Congress Attendees Friday Night Social Event.

#3 - Grab a seat with us for lunch or at the general sessions

We don’t have official seats during the lunches and general sessions, but it can be surprisingly easy to find people in the crowd. Keep an eye on our social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to connect with other WMAC members. Many veteran attendees will set a spot to meet with their group, or exchange cell phone numbers to text updates with each other. We don’t want anyone to feel excluded, so please speak up if you would like to join us!

#4 - Evening social events

Just because class is over for the day doesn’t mean the party stops! Avoid the rush hour traffic and come hang out with us!

· Chapter Exchange – Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8 pm

· Cocktail Reception/Dinner Exhibit Hall – Thursday 5 pm – 7:30 pm (Check out the costume contest from 6-7pm….a little birdie tells us some WMAC members will be participating!!!)

· PARTY!!! – Thursday 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm (seriously, you HAVE to see this. It’s nuts!)

#5 - Show your support in Congress Workshops

Did you know several WMAC members are teaching sessions at Congress? Stop by and say hello, or ask us how you can teach at Congress too!

· Tuesday Pre-Congress Session #2 (9:45am – 11:15 am) Keep It All Together, Keep It All Straight: Payroll Record-Keeping Requirements with Lori Brown, CPP

· Tuesday Pre-Congress Session #2 (9:45am – 11:15 am) New Payroll Manager? Enhance Your Management Skills with Linda Dailey, CPP and Abbey Moran, CPP

· Tuesday Power Hour (1pm – 2pm) Make a Difference Through Volunteer Committees with WMAC friends Alice Jacobsohn, Esq. and Daniel Dycus, CPP

· Tuesday Pre-Congress Session #3 (2:15pm – 3:45pm) Data Breach Risk Assessment: The Road Less Traveled with Stephanie Salavejus, CPP

· Wednesday Congress Session #2 (9:45am – 11:15am) Social Tax Compliance: A Global Payroll Challenge with Howard Perlman, CPP

· Wednesday Congress Session #2 (9:45am – 11:15am) AP Accounting and Month-End Accruals with Daniel Dycus, CPP

· Thursday Congress Session #6 (4pm – 5:30pm) How to Reconcile and Reassure Your Executives/ Total Pay with Lori Brown, CPP and Daniel Dycus, CPP

· Thursday Congress Session #6 (4pm – 5:30pm) What Every Payroll Professional Needs to Know About Emerging Payroll Technologies with Stephanie Salavejus, CPP

· Friday Congress Session #8 (2:30pm – 4pm) Wages Owed to Deceased Employees with Linda Dailey, CPP

· Friday Congress Session #8 (2:30pm – 4pm) Myths, Misconceptions, and Untruths of Payroll with Lori Brown, CPP

· Saturday Congress Session #9 (8am – 9:30am) DOL Investigations: How Would You Stack Up? with Stephanie Salavejus, CPP and Lori Brown, CPP

· Saturday Congress Session #10 (9:45am – 11:15am) How to Turn a Payroll Disaster Into a Payroll Win with Lori Brown, CPP and Daniel Dycus, CPP

· Saturday Congress Session #10 (9:45am – 11:15am) Payroll Fraud: Detect, Deter, Defend with Stephanie Salavejus, CPP