NAPEO: National Association of Professional Employer Organizations

About NAPEO?

Who We Are

Formed in 1984, the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) is the national trade association for the PEO industry. NAPEO's vision is to represent an industry that is well-recognized and widely acknowledged as providing a valuable employer service to the United States business community.

Who We Represent

NAPEO has approximately 350 PEO members operating in all 50 states, representing more than 85% of the industry's estimated $81 billion in gross revenues. NAPEO's PEO members range in size from start-up PEOs to large, publicly held companies with years of success in the industry.

Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) provide human resource services to their small business clients—paying wages and taxes and assuming responsibility and liability for compliance with myriad state and federal laws and regulations. In addition, PEOs often provide workers with access to 401(k) plans, health, dental and life insurance, dependent care and other benefits not typically provided by small businesses. Between 2 and 3 million people are covered by a PEO arrangement.

What We Do

As The Voice of the PEO Industry™, NAPEO embraces a commitment to furthering and protecting the interests of its PEO members at all levels of government through proactive lobbying efforts and timely communications on regulatory and legislative issues of interest. Further, NAPEO strives to promote consumer understanding and acceptance of PEO services through a proactive public relations initiative. The Source for PEO Education®, NAPEO provides its members with the very best educational services and business resources including conferences, seminars, a monthly magazine, online services, marketing support and more.

Our Mission

The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations will advance the professional employer organization industry by:
  1. Promoting a set of professional standards that address financial, legal and ethical performance;
  2. Educating members, regulators, legislators, consumers, and suppliers;
  3. Promoting the adoption of consistent state and federal laws and regulations;
  4. And promoting a favorable industry image.
To read more about NAPEO's organizational goals and objectives, please download our 2012-2014 Strategic Plan.


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