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PEMCO Designated as One of the First Certified Professional Employer Organizations (CPEOs) in the US

Award-winning professional employer organization receives certified professional employer designation 

SARASOTA, Fla. – June 20, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service* (IRS) named Progressive Employer Management Company (PEMCO) as one of the first Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) in the U.S. to receive a Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) designation. The certification is effective January 1, 2017, and only a select group of PEOs met the requirements for this elite designation. 

“The requirements to become and remain certified as a CPEO is quite demanding,” said Clinton Burgess, CEO of PEMCO. “The CPEO designation shows our commitment to abide by a higher standard in the industry and gives our clients the necessary assurance that we offer an exceptional PEO service.”

The CPEO certification is voluntary. In accordance with the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, the IRS established this voluntary certification program for PEOs. To be certified under the new program, CPEOs must have a history of federal, state, and local tax compliance, financial responsibility, as well as organizational integrity, among other things.

Benefits for companies working with a CPEO include:

  • Peace of mind. Clients of CPEOs can rest assured that employment-related taxes are being handled appropriately.
  • Limited payroll tax liability. The IRS cannot hold CPEO clients liable for unpaid taxes in the event that the PEO did not pay the required taxes. CPEOs take sole liability for federal employment related taxes of its clients.
  • Tax credit eligibility. CPEO clients are eligible for federal tax credits. CPEOs are obliged to calculate and report the eligible amounts to their CPEO clients.
  • No double taxation when switching or partnering with a CPEO mid-year. Working with a CPEO eliminates the wage base restart provision for businesses that partner with a PEO mid-year.

For CPEOs to remain compliant, the IRS requires annual verification, a continued bond (or bonds) from a qualified surety for the payment of federal employment taxes, annual audited financial statements, and quarterly assertions, attestations, and working capital statements. There are also reporting requirements as it relates to commencement and termination contracts between the CPEO and its clients, employment tax reporting, and any material changes that might affect the continuing accuracy of any agreement or information previously provided to the IRS.

PEMCO, headquartered in Sarasota, is locally and nationally recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in its industry, and has been servicing the professional, medical, contractor, hospitality, service, industrial and nonprofit sectors for more than 20 years.

For more information about PEMCO, visit http://www.progressiveemployer.com/.

* The IRS does not endorse any particular certified professional employer organization. For more information on certified professional employer organizations go to www.IRS.gov.

About Progressive Employer Management Company

Progressive Employer Management Company (PEMCO) is one of the fastest growing professional employer organizations (PEO) in the nation. PEMCO is a full-service provider of payroll administration, workers' compensation, employee benefits, and human resource management. Since 1999, PEMCO’s philosophy for becoming one of the largest PEOs in the U.S. has been to “Focus on the Customer” while allowing uncompromising integrity and relentless attention to detail to drive growth. PEMCO is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, with additional offices in Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Pensacola, and Tampa, Florida; and Coppell, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.progressiveemployer.com or call 888.925.2990.

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PEMCO Appoints New Regional Sales Manager for Tampa Bay Area

 

David-Monticello-Pemco-Tampa.jpgSARASOTA, Fla. – May 31, 2017 – Progressive Employer Management Company (PEMCO), a payroll, human resources, workers’ compensation and employee benefits provider for all size companies, appointed David Monticello as regional sales manager of its Tampa office. Monticello has more than 18 years’ experience in benefits consulting, human resources and payroll outsourcing as well as risk management consulting. 

“The Tampa Bay area is a major business center that showed significant growth in the last few years,” said Clinton Burgess, CEO of PEMCO. “David has a deep-rooted understanding of the local business market and how to help business owners grow revenue by focusing on their core business, while reducing time spent on non-revenue generating activities.”

Monticello, a long-time resident of Tampa, has been working in the PEO and human resources outsourcing industry since 1998. He started as district manager for ADP, after which he went to work for SOI (now TriNet) in 2005 as professional employer consultant. At TriNet, Monticello progressed to director of sales for multiple Florida metro markets. He was awarded Rookie of the Year, as well as multiple President’s Circle and President’s Club awards. In 2009 and 2010, he was awarded Area Manager of the Year. Monticello joined PEMCO in April.

“I’m looking forward to building on PEMCO’s success in the Tampa Bay area,” Monticello said. “The Tampa office has a tenured service team with deep industry expertise in payroll administration, human resources guidance, worker’s compensation and risk management consulting. The PEMCO service model coupled with the continued enhancement of our vendor and payroll offerings are exactly what the local market is looking for.”

PEMCO, headquartered in Sarasota, is locally and nationally recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in its industry, and has been servicing the professional, medical, contractor, hospitality, service, industrial and nonprofit sectors for more than 20 years.

For more information about PEMCO, visit http://www.progressiveemployer.com/.

About Progressive Employer Management Company

Progressive Employer Management Company (PEMCO) is one of the fastest growing professional employer organizations (PEO) in the nation. PEMCO is a full-service provider of payroll administration, workers' compensation, employee benefits, and human resource management. Since 1999, PEMCO’s philosophy for becoming one of the largest PEOs in the U.S. has been to “Focus on the Customer” while allowing uncompromising integrity and relentless attention to detail to drive growth. PEMCO is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, with additional offices in Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Pensacola, and Tampa, Florida; and Coppell, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.progressiveemployer.com or call 888.925.2990.

 

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PEMCO Opens New Office in Miami

SARASOTA, Fla. – April 11, 2017 – Progressive Employer Management Company (PEMCO), a payroll, human resources, workers’ compensation and employee benefits provider for all size companies, opened a new office in Miami. This closely follows the opening of their new office in Ocala earlier this year, bringing the company’s total number of office locations throughout Florida and Texas to 10.

 Miami is a global business and finance hub,” said Clinton Burgess, CEO of PEMCO. “As we’re expanding our operations throughout Florida, we want to establish a dedicated team of professionals in South Florida.  We hired local talent, who understand the market, to provide business solutions for all sized businesses to help them grow.”

Jose Fernandez, a native to Miami, will be leading the Miami team as the Regional Sales Manager. He has six years’ experience within the PEO industry and more than 11 years’ experience in the insurance, payroll and human resources outsourcing industry. The new office is located in the heart of the city, close to the airport, at 5805 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 295, Miami, FL 33126.

“I'm excited to expand on PEMCO's rapid growth,” said Fernandez. “I take great pride in making sure that the Miami office echoes PEMCO's customer-focused company culture. We want to have a positive impact on local businesses and its employees by providing payroll administration, human resources guidance, workers’ compensation and risk management expertise, as well as Fortune 500-type benefit offerings for employers to attract and retain top talent." 

Opening the new office location is part of PEMCO’s bigger growth strategy to expand its footprint throughout Florida. In 2016, PEMCO opened new offices in Jacksonville and Irvine, Texas, and revitalized their office in Pensacola.

PEMCO, headquartered in Sarasota, is locally and nationally recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in its industry, and has been servicing the professional, medical, contractor, hospitality, service, industrial and nonprofit sectors for more than 20 years.

For more information about PEMCO, visit http://www.progressiveemployer.com/.

About Progressive Employer Management Company

Progressive Employer Management Company (PEMCO) is one of the fastest growing professional employer organizations (PEO) in the nation. PEMCO is a full-service provider of payroll administration, workers' compensation, employee benefits, and human resource management. Since 1999, PEMCO’s philosophy for becoming one of the largest PEOs in the U.S. has been to “Focus on the Customer” while allowing uncompromising integrity and relentless attention to detail to drive growth. PEMCO is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, with additional offices in Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Pensacola, and Tampa, Florida; and Coppell, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.progressiveemployer.com or call 888.925.2990.

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