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Paycom, Employees Raise Funds for Project AWARE’s Ocean Conservation

A shark-themed anti-phishing campaign raised awareness and $15,000 for preservation efforts

OKLAHOMA CITY – Paycom Software, Inc. employees presented a $15,000 donation to the Project AWARE Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works with volunteer scuba divers to protect oceans and sharks.

As part of Paycom’s yearly anti-phishing campaign, and alongside one of TV’s most popular weeks celebrating sharks, employees raised funds for conservation efforts and to reduce marine litter. Paycom increased its employee-and-employer-combined contribution to Project AWARE by nearly fifty percent since last year’s campaign.

“Our annual anti-phishing campaign is a fun way for employees to champion responsible online habits and give back in the process,” said AJ Griffin, Paycom’s director of government and community affairs. “We look forward to this each year, and we’re glad to increase our contribution to a worthy nonprofit like Project AWARE.”

As part of the challenge, employees volunteered to receive one simulated phishing email per day and were given one point each time they reported the simulation to the IT department. Two points were deducted for “taking the bait” by clicking the simulated phishing links or downloading the attachments. Paycom donated $1 to Project AWARE for every point earned.

Paycom’s donation to Project AWARE is one of many outreach projects championed by the company, including partnering with the YMCA to fill backpacks for local school children, the company’s yearly contribution to The Salvation Army and supporting various nonprofits across the U.S.

About Paycom
For 25 years, Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE: PAYC) has simplified businesses and the lives of their employees through easy-to-use HR and payroll technology to empower transparency through direct access to their data. And thanks to its industry-first solution, Beti®, employees now do their own payroll and are guided to find and fix costly errors before payroll submission. From onboarding and benefits enrollment to talent management and more, Paycom’s software streamlines processes, drives efficiencies and gives employees power over their own HR information, all in a single app. Recognized nationally for its technology and workplace culture, Paycom can now serve businesses of all sizes in the U.S. and internationally.