The La Paz County Board of Supervisors approved the hiring of the firm of Automatic Data Processing to do the payroll for the County. The approval came at the Board’s Sept. 3 meeting. The company is known by the initials ADP.
County Finance Director Terry Krukemyer said he wanted to hire an outside company to do payroll because the current system isn’t working. He said the County has only one person who can do payroll.
Krukemyer said he investigated payroll companies and found ADP is the largest payroll company in the nation.
The estimated cost is $52,000 over two years. Krukemyer said that comes to about $8 per employee paycheck. It includes the cost of W-2 forms and computing taxes.
“We will have a dedicated team to do our payroll and make sure it’s done correctly,” Krukemyer said. “That’s what they do.”
District 2 Supervisor Duce Minor said he had some questions about all this.
“This is something brand new,” he said.
ADP representative Bryan Ruane was on hand to answer questions and provide a presentation explaining what the company does. He said they would streamline the process and they would produce better compliance for taxes. Their processes would also be transparent. They would also have a local presence for partnership support.
“They’ll conform to La Paz County’s needs,” Krukemyer said.
ADP is headquartered in Roseland, N.J. They currently have 57,000 employees. They provide payroll services to 700,000 clients. They also provide Human Resources services for 150,000 clients and benefits administration for 15 million people.
On their website, ADP describes themselves this way:
“At ADP, what we do is about people. Although we have a strong history of providing solutions for human resource challenges, we strive to do more than that. We challenge ourselves to anticipate, think forward and take action in a way that empowers us to shape the changing world of work.
For nearly 70 years, we’ve led the way in defining the future of business solutions. ADP is proud to be named to FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 12 consecutive years.”