Episcopal Payroll Services

Episcopal Payroll Services

Episcopal Payroll Services (EPS) provides Episcopal churches and institutions with an accurate, efficient and cost-effective way to pay clergy and lay employees.

  • Eliminate the tedious routine of payroll processing while being sure your employees are being paid correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Enjoy the peace of mind from knowing payroll taxes are being paid accurately and in compliance with tax laws and that you're not missing quarterly deadlines.1
  • Be confident that W-2s and 1099s are prepared correctly and filed on time.1
  • Take advantage of the special rates we've negotiated with ADP, which are likely to be less than you're paying today.2
  • Benefit from working with a world-class payroll processor who understands the complexity of clergy compensation.
  • Experience one-on-one customer support and oversight when you need it as an EPS customer.

To enroll:

  • If you are a current Paychex client, see enrollment details here
  • If you use another payroll processing provider or process your payroll yourself, see enrollment details here
  • If you have any questions, please call Patricia Tucker at (800) 223-6602 Ext. 6286 9:00am to 5:00pm ET

Common Questions About Episcopal Payroll Services

What does Episcopal Payroll Services (EPS) do?

EPS has been providing payroll processing services to the Episcopal Church for ten years by offering parishes, dioceses and Episcopal institutions the opportunity to contract with an independent payroll processing company and offer competitive negotiated rates to handle all aspects of  payroll processing including employer payroll tax preparation and filing. We provide vendor management, quality assurance, decision and account installation support and customer service.

Who does EPS contract with to process payroll?

EPS contracts with ADP to provide Episcopal institutions access to ADPs payroll processing services. EPS chose ADP in 2011 because of ADP's forward-thinking approach to payroll processing. 

ADP is a world leader in payroll processing, handling payroll for one in every six U.S. employees and over 33 million employees worldwide, including 80% of FORTUNE 500 companies and 90% of FORTUNE 100 companies.

What are the advantages of using ADP?

ADP offers complete payroll services, supported by superior customer service.   Some of the advantages are:

  • High level of service and cost savings for Episcopal congregations, dioceses, and institutions
    CPG's negotiated rates with ADP are very competitive and may be lower than your current rates for similar services. And, as an added bonus, the conversion fee is waived for all new customers.
  • Processing protocols you're used to, plus a robust, integrated web-based option with enhanced reporting capabilities
    ADP provides all of the same services and processing solutions you may be receiving from your current payroll processor, if you are using one. ADP offers telephone access and a full service web-based payroll and tax solution that makes it simple to run your payroll anywhere, anytime and from any internet connection. There is no software or installation required - all you need is your secure User ID and password. The web-based application also provides enhanced reporting capabilities available across all payroll modules.
  • CPG's hands-on relationship with ADP ensures you won't get lost.
    Thanks to our strong, ongoing business relationship with ADP, you get all the advantages of working with a world leader in payroll processing plus the reassurance that your business will get the attention it deserves.

Do I pay a conversion fee when I move to ADP?

There usually is a conversion fee of $100, but ADP is waiving the fee for EPS clients.

How do I make the transition from my current provider to ADP?

The process is a simple one.

  1. You will need to complete the registration forms to provide ADP with the information needed to process your payroll. There are different sets of forms to complete based on your current service, so use the links below to download the forms you need.
  2. The data input form is used to collect the majority of the information needed for ADP. You can fill in the form on your computer and the information you enter will be automatically completed in the remaining forms.
  3. Review, complete and sign the forms.
  4. Submit the forms to EPS. You can scan the completed forms and email them to eps@cpg.org  , fax them to 212-592-9402, or mail them to:
    Church Pension Group
    19 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016

  5. EPS will review the forms and contact you with any questions. They will forward the completed forms to ADP to set up your account.
  6. ADP will begin processing your payroll 6 weeks after EPS has approved your paperwork. (EPS and ADP will be in contact with you during this time.)
  7. Notify your existing processor no less than 4 days prior to the date of your first payroll with ADP

To access your forms:
Paychex clients, click here
ADP clients, click here
If you are with another payroll provider, or if you are new to using a payroll processor, contact Patricia Tucker at 800-223-6602 ext 6286 Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm ET
If you want to have the forms mailed to you, contact EPS at 800-223-6602  ext 6286 or eps@cpg.org  

Will the frequency of an employer's pay period affect the conversion?

Some employers pay on a monthly basis while others pay twice a month (semi-monthly), but that should not impact the transition. ADP normally begins processing your payroll six weeks following receipt of your signed paperwork and supporting documents. So the most important thing is for you to choose a starting date that gives you time to complete the implementation process with ADP.

I've decided to convert.  What are the steps?

The process is a simple one.

  1. You will need to complete the registration forms to provide ADP with the information needed to process your payroll. There are different sets of forms to complete based on your current service, so use the links below to download the forms you need.
  2. The data input form is used to collect majority of the information needed for ADP. You can fill in the form on your computer and the information you enter will be automatically completed in the remaining forms.
  3. Review, complete and sign the forms.
  4. Submit the forms to EPS. You can scan the completed forms and email them to eps@cpg.org  , fax them to 212-592-9402, or mail them to:
    Church Pension Group
    19 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016

     
  5. EPS will review the forms and contact you with any questions. They will forward the completed forms to ADP to set up your account.
  6. ADP will begin processing your payroll 6 weeks after EPS has approved your paperwork. (EPS and ADP will be in contact with you during this time.)
  7. Notify your existing processor no less than 4 days prior to the date of your first payroll with ADP

To access your forms:
Paychex clients, click here
If you are with another payroll provider, or if you are new to using a payroll processor, contact Patricia Tucker at 800-223-6602 ext. 6286 Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm ET
If you want to have the forms mailed to you, contact EPS at 800-223-6602 ext 6286 or eps@cpg.org  

Will I receive W-2s and 1099s from my old provider and ADP?

You will only receive W-2s and 1099s from ADP. As part of the implementation process, ADP will take year-to-date totals from the your existing provider's reports, so they will have everything they need in order to provide accurate W-2s and 1099s. The payroll services provider you are using at the end of the calendar year (December 31) will issue your W-2s and 1099s for that year.

Will our transition to ADP go smoothly with our banking institution (Paychex accounts)?

Yes. ADP will accept bank institution data from your Paychex. You will need to ask Paychex to deliver a Direct Deposit Detail report along with your last payroll reports. This report will show the employer's bank details and the employee name(s) and bank details. Please be sure to give Paychex at least 4 business days' notice prior to your payroll run date before you cancel your service with them.

What are ADP's security protocols?

Your payroll data is secure with ADP.  ADP uses encryption techniques to scramble information so that it is accessible only to those authorized to view it. ADP has multiple firewalls to protect servers and databases from intrusion and will not accept ongoing payroll data by email. 

1The Church Pension Fund and its affiliates (collectively, "CPG") do not guarantee the performance by ADP of its obligations, legal or otherwise, under the payroll services described herein.
2Based on a rates in effect through December 31, 2014.

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Contact Us

Patricia Tucker
eps@cpg.org  
(800) 223-6602 ext. 6286
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET