• Webinar - Scanning & Document Management for Your Township - 4/21/21

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/21/2021 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the benefits of going digital – converting paper records to searchable digital images - with their records management. Topics discussed will include document conversion best practices, estimating your township’s return on investment, document management software options and current municipal records retention policies in Pennsylvania. Attendees will come away with an understanding of how to prepare for a successful digital migration project, including planning, scope, budgeting and timelines.

    This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the benefits of going digital – converting paper records to searchable digital images - with their records management. Topics discussed will include document conversion best practices, estimating your township’s return on investment, document management software options and current municipal records retention policies in Pennsylvania. Attendees will come away with an understanding of how to prepare for a successful digital migration project, including planning, scope, budgeting and timelines.

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration point

     

    DATE:       April 21, 2021
     

    TIME:       Class:   12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  
                                     

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 30.00
                    - Non-Member $ 40.00
                                 
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice. Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

  • 2021 Solicitors Spring Seminar - 4/19/21 - Dauphin County

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 04/19/2021 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

    This seminar will cover a wide variety of emerging and important trends and issues vital to the practice of every municipal solicitor. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from experts and network with your peers from around the state.

    This seminar will cover a wide variety of emerging and important trends and issues vital to the practice of every municipal solicitor. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from experts and network with your peers from around the state. 

    This class is eligible for 5 CLE credits (included).

    Agenda: 

    9:00 AM            Registration and Continental Breakfast Begins

    9:25 AM            Welcome and Introduction

                                Scott E. Coburn, Esquire

                                Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors

    9:30 AM           TBD

                                Adam L. Santucci, Esquire, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

     

    10:30 AM         Township Risk Management on Construction Projects  

                               Michael G. Crotty, Esquire, Siana Bellwoar & McAndrew LLP

                              Jeff Venzie, Esquire, Venzie Construction Law

                              Janet Cunningham, P.E.

    11:30 AM        Break
     

    11:40 AM        Top Misconceptions About Public Sector HR/Labor Law       

                              Ryan Cassidy, Esquire, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC                      

    12:40 PM        Lunch                       

    1:20 PM          Politicians and Residents Say the Darnedest Things – Part 2

                              Vincent Tucceri and Michele McPeak Cromer, Esqs.

                              Gaitens, Tucceri & Nicholas, P.C.                       

    2:20 PM          Break  

    2:30 PM          Municipal Tort Liability – Is Your Township Protected?

                              Ken Butensky, Esquire, Chief Deputy City Solicitor

                              City of Philadelphia

                           

    3:30 PM            Adjournment

    PSATS 2021 SOLICITORS ASSOCIATION SPONSOR:        

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     McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

    Date:


         April 19, 2021

    Location:
         

         Hotel Hershey
         Garden Terrace East Room
         100 Hotel Road
         Hershey, PA 17033   

          
    Class Time:        9:30 a.m. - 3:30 pm

     

    Registration Fee:  
       
         $ 175.00** - Member
         $ 225.00** - Non-member

         ** 5 CLE credits are included

    Cancellation/No-Show Policy:

    Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to 717-763-9732 or sending an email to cancellations@psats.org. Refunds will be determined by the date of the fax or email. A cancellation received less than 10 business days before the session you are registered for is subject to a $20 processing fee for refunds.Those who cancel within two business days of the session date or do not attend forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.  

    Accessibility & Other Needs:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. Please use the "accessibility needs" line to indicate alternate format, sign language requirements, or any other needs you might have.

     

  • Leadership 101: Effective Supervision and Why It Matters - 4/18/21- Dauphin County

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 04/18/2021 at 12:30 PM (EDT)

    In this class, we will review data demonstrating the impact that effective -- and ineffective -- supervision has on employees and organizations and provide an overview of the 10 keys to effective supervision. Attendees will learn the core tenets of servant leadership and how emotional intelligence is the No.1 influence in achieving success as a leader.

    In this class, we will review data demonstrating the impact that effective -- and ineffective -- supervision has on employees and organizations and provide an overview of the 10 keys to effective supervision. Attendees will learn the core tenets of servant leadership and how emotional intelligence is the No.1 influence in achieving success as a leader.

    Eligible for 4 PMGA Administration Points
     

    DATE:       April 18, 2021


    LOCATION:

                      Dauphin County
                      Hershey Lodge
                      325 University Drive
                      Hershey, PA  17033

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   12:30 PM – 4:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member*: $ 125.00

                    Non-Member $ 175.00 
                   
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • QuickBooks Tips and Tricks - 4/18/21 - Dauphin County

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 04/18/2021 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    Come join PSATS and your colleagues from around the state for this newly developed class where Diana Patton, who over 25 years as a township secretary/treasurer before becoming a certified QuickBooks Instructor and Trainer, will show you all the ways you can use QuickBooks to better serve the financial needs of your municipality.

    Come join PSATS and your colleagues from around the state for this newly REVISED class where Diana Patton, who has spent 30 years as a township secretary/treasurer and the last 19 years as a Certified QuickBooks Instructor and Trainer, will show you all the ways you can use QuickBooks to better serve the financial needs of your municipality.

    Among the topics that will be covered in this class:

    ·      Chart of Accounts – Diana will discuss how to properly set up your Chart of Accounts for auditing and take a deep dive into various reports that will help you with monthly meetings, budgets, payroll reports, and year-end reporting.

    ·      Accounts Payable – Do you enter bills or simply write checks? Diana will review the benefits of Accounts Payable, the history behind entering bills, and how to properly apply credits.

    ·      Invoicing  - Why would my Township invoice ? 

    ·      Deposits – Learn the difference between entering deposits and using “Sales Receipts” to get revenue history and how to create an item list to get you started.  

    ·      Custom Liability v. Scheduled Liability Payments – Learn why it is sometimes necessary to use the custom page and how to do it. 

    ·      Miscellaneous – Diana will also explain how to clean up your QuickBooks and will cover other names, merging names and unreconciled checks.

    Diana Patton, who has over 30 years of experience as a township secretary/treasurer, started using QuickBooks in 1992 to manage her township’s financial records. In 2000, she left her full-time job working for a school district and ventured out to pursue a career as a QuickBooks Instructor and Trainer. She has spent the last 19 years getting certified in QuickBooks Desktop and Online and is an Intuit Recognized Solution Provider and Preferred Reseller of all Intuit products.

    Eligible for 6 PMGA  Administration Points

    DATE:      April 18, 2021


    LOCATION:

                      Dauphin County
                      Hershey Lodge
                      325 University Drive
                      Hershey, PA 17033

    TIME:
                     Class:   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION:  
       
                      $ 135.00* - Member
                      $ 185.00 - Non-member

         

    *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Webinar - The Anatomy of Limiting Municipal Loss - 3/31/21

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/31/2021 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Every public entity, regardless of size or location, is responsible for identifying risks that may cause loss. Many townships, especially smaller ones, often face barriers such as lack of personnel and resources that prevent them from identifying and controlling risk. In this webinar you will learn how to identify core areas of municipal risk and ways in which you can achieve the most benefit for a minimal investment of time and money.

    Every public entity, regardless of size or location, is responsible for identifying risks that may cause loss. Many townships, especially smaller ones, often face barriers such as lack of personnel and resources that prevent them from identifying and controlling risk. In this webinar you will learn how to identify core areas of municipal risk and ways in which you can achieve the most benefit for a minimal investment of time and money.

    Examples of topics that will be covered include:

    • Proper management of employee background checks (at hiring and on an ongoing basis)
    • Implementing robust, but manageable, systems for obtaining certificates of insurance from contractors, vendors and users of township facilities
    • Systems for tracking citizen complaints and documenting responses

    Patrick Hickey, Risk Management Representative with Astra Insurance Group, will present real world examples of entities that avoided losses by following these procedures….or were stuck with losses that they could have avoided. This webinar will provide you with a better understanding of why these issues matter and how procedures can be implemented without much cost or workload. 

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration point.

    Date:

            March 31, 2021


    Class Time:

             12:00 p.m. - 1:00 pm
     

    REGISTRATION FEE:      

                    - Member*: $ 30.00

                    - Non-Member $ 40.00

                                  

         * PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to 717-763-9732 or sending an email to cancellations@psats.org. Refunds will be determined by the date of the fax or email. A cancellation received less than 10 business days before the session you are registered for is subject to a $20 processing fee for refunds. Those who cancel within two business days of the session date or do not attend forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.  

  • Webinar - Understanding Sick Leave During a Global Pandemic - 3/23/21

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/23/2021 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar, presented by Neil Morris and Gabriel Celii of Offit Kurman, will be aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of the key changes to leave requirements, best practices, avoiding common misconceptions and pitfalls, and the interplay between these changes and the FMLA, ADA, state and local laws, and current leave policies that are already in existence.

    The world has forever changed. Living and working in this new world means adhering to and adopting new policies and procedures to both provide a safe work environment for township employees and to comply with CDC, federal, state, and local laws and regulations impacting the leave policies of every township.

    This webinar, presented by Neil Morris and Gabriel Celli of Offit Kurman, will be aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of the key changes to leave requirements, best practices, avoiding common misconceptions and pitfalls, and the interplay between these changes and the FMLA, ADA, state and local laws, and current leave policies that are already in existence. As laws are hastily enacted we have seen many questions arise over when and how a certain rule is to be applied. This has prompted guidance and regulations that are continuing to change and be updated; employers are wise to stay up-to-date on how these changes have impacted their workforce and, specifically, the administration of their leave policies.

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration point

    Eligible for 1 Continuing Legal Education Credit (CLE)

    Date:               

                Tuesday, March 23, 2021 

    Class Time:      

                 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* –  $ 30.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00
                    CLE Credit – $ 15.00
         
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

  • Virtual Class - On-Demand - Right-to-Know Law, Sunshine and Ethics, Oh My!

    Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/03/2021 at 1:45 PM (EST)

    Has your township received bad publicity because of a misstep involving the Right-to-Know Law, Sunshine Act or Ethics Act? Not sure whether you or your township officials/employees are complying with your obligations under any of these laws? Or are you an experienced township official/employee just looking for a refresher? If you answered yes to any of these, you should take this class, which will provide best practices on how to more efficiently handle tricky (and common) RTKL requests, ensure smooth, and legal, public meetings (including remote meetings), avoid tripping yourself up with conflicts of interest and other Ethics Act problems, and much more.

    Has your township received bad publicity because of a misstep involving the Right-to-Know Law, Sunshine Act or Ethics Act? Not sure whether you or your township officials/employees are complying with your obligations under any of these laws? Or are you an experienced township official/employee just looking for a refresher? If you answered yes to any of these, you should take this class, which will provide best practices on how to more efficiently handle tricky (and common) RTKL requests, ensure smooth, and legal, public meetings (including remote meetings), avoid tripping yourself up with conflicts of interest and other Ethics Act problems, and much more.

    This course is eligible for 3 PMGA Administration points and 3 CLE credits (separate fee required for CLEs).

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 35.00
                    - Non-Member $ 45.00

                    - (3) CLE Credits:  $45
     

                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Virtual Class - On-Demand - Basic Training for Secretaries and Administrators

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This virtual training class will be offered in two sessions. This is your opportunity to learn from acknowledged experts about all the most important issues township secretaries and managers need to know, right from the comfort of your desk. Topics covered will range from budgeting, purchasing, advertising and meeting management all the way to human resource issues and public engagement.

    This virtual training class will be offered in two half-day sessions. This is your opportunity to learn from acknowledged experts about all the most important issues township secretaries and managers need to know, right from the comfort of your desk. Topics covered will range from budgeting, purchasing, advertising and meeting management all the way to human resource issues and public engagement. 

    Attendance for both sessions qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00
         
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

     

  • Virtual Class - On-Demand - QuickBooks for the Beginner

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This four-session virtual class is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software, and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting. The sessions will review how to set up your company files and create your DCED Compliant Chart of Accounts. From start to finish, how to write a check, make a deposit and reconcile your checking account. You will learn how to set up vendors and customers for all of your information that you could possibly need to replace that old rolodex. (note: no payroll will be addressed in this class)

    This four-session virtual class is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software, and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting. The sessions will review how to set up your company files and create your DCED Compliant Chart of Accounts. From start to finish, how to write a check, make a deposit and reconcile your checking account. You will learn how to set up vendors and customers for all of your information that you could possibly need to replace that old rolodex. (note: no payroll will be addressed in this class) 

    The instructor Diana Patton, a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, has worked with numerous municipalities and small businesses to help them successfully integrate QuickBooks into their accounting procedures. In addition to her proficiency with QuickBooks, she has more than 30 years’ experience as a township secretary/treasurer.

    Eligible for 6 PMGA Administration Points

    This virtual on-demand class is broken out into four (4) 1.5 hour sessions

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* –  $ 135.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 185.00
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

     

  • Virtual Class - On-Demand - HR and Labor Relations in 2021 - Four New Things to Watch For

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this seminar, Mike Miller and the team from Eckert Seamans (sponsor of the PSATS HR & Labor Management Institute) will detail what to expect in human resources and labor relations for 2021

    In this seminar, Mike Miller and the team from Eckert Seamans (sponsor of the PSATS HR & Labor Management Institute) will detail what to expect in human resources and labor relations for 2021, including:

    • ·       Work from Home: Post-COVID-19 (is that a thing?), many employees have come to like working from home. How do we evaluate and address those requests? What should an employer consider in deciding whether to allow work from home?
    • ·       Employee Stress and Coping: We expect to see continued effects from COVID-19 through 2021 including more mental health claims. What do we do and how do we do it with respect to handling these claims?
    • ·       Compensation and Bargaining:  The advent of Hazard Pay—besides being difficult to discuss—has started a discussion regarding alignment of pay with desired outcomes.  How to continue that conversation so that base pay is less dependent on seniority.
    • ·       Management:  COVID-19 has demonstrated how necessary it is to communicate and manage staff fears, received information and, as always, employees gone wrong.  What have we learned and what can we do better?

    As always, this seminar will be designed to spark discussion and create value for townships by giving them insight into what Eckert is seeing and anticipating for 2021.

    Sponsored by:  

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    Eligible for 2 PMGA Administration Points

    Eligible for 2 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits
     

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                   Member* -  $ 35.00

                   Non-member - $ 45.00

                   CLE Credits - $ 30.00

                   
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.