• Webinar - Preventing Fraud in Local Government - 12/19/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 12/19/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will explore fraud in local government with real-life examples. Along the way, municipal officials and employees will learn proactive steps they can take to prevent fraud and how to respond when they suspect something is amiss.

    This webinar will explore fraud in local government with real-life examples. Along the way, municipal officials and employees will learn proactive steps they can take to prevent fraud and how to respond when they suspect something is amiss.

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   December 19, 2019

    Time:

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

    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).

    If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    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.

  • High Hopes: Establishing Expectations and Accountability - 12/10/19 - Cumberland County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In Class #6 of PSATS' Leadership Development Series (each class can be taken by itself or in conjunction with other classes in the series), attendees will review six criteria for establishing effective expectations and setting goals. Attendees will learn ways to hold employees (and themselves) accountable, understand the importance of consistency and fairness, and appropriately address discipline and negative behaviors. This class will be offered as a 2-hour live, interactive video session. Participants will be able to attend in person at PSATS or remotely from their office/home (possible simulcast options available – contact PSATS). The class is eligible for 2 PMGA credits.

    In Class #6 of PSATS' Leadership Development Series (each class can be taken by itself or in conjunction with other classes in the series), attendees will review six criteria for establishing effective expectations and setting goals. Attendees will learn ways to hold employees (and themselves) accountable, understand the importance of consistency and fairness, and appropriately address discipline and negative behaviors.

    This class will be offered as a 2-hour live, interactive video session. Participants will be able to attend in person at PSATS or remotely from their office/home (possible simulcast options available – contact PSATS). The class is eligible for 2 PMGA credits.

    DATE:       December 10, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Cumberland County
                      PSATS Education Center
                      4855 Woodland Drive
                      Enola, PA 17025

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   12:30 PM – 2:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                      - Member*: $ 60.00 (individual)  (NOT eligible for Webinar PowerPass)
                      - Non-Member $ 90.00 (individual)
                   
                       *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 - Understanding Municipal Real Estate Tax Collection - 12/5/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 12/05/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    During this webinar, learn about the duties and responsibilities of taxing districts and tax collectors. Janis Creason, the treasurer of Dauphin County, will cover a range of topics, including setting compensation, filling vacancies, approving deputies, establishing office hours, bonding, performing end-of-year settlements, approving tax collector fees, and following depository requirements. She will also touch on legislation affecting tax collectors.

    During this webinar, learn about the duties and responsibilities of taxing districts and tax collectors. Janis Creason, the treasurer of Dauphin County, will cover a range of topics, including setting compensation, filling vacancies, approving deputies, establishing office hours, bonding, performing end-of-year settlements, approving tax collector fees, and following depository requirements. She will also touch on legislation affecting tax collectors. 

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   December 5, 2019

    Time:

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

    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).

    If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

    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.

  • Webinar - Creating "Green" Public Works Facilities- 11/26/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/26/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    This presentation focuses on case studies of newly designed and renovated public works facilities that incorporate "green" technologies that conserve energy and costs, even as they help the buildings harmonize with their surrounding communities. Gone are the days of "unsightly" garages!

    This presentation focuses on case studies of newly designed and renovated public works facilities that incorporate "green" technologies that conserve energy and costs, even as they help the buildings harmonize with their surrounding communities. Gone are the days of "unsightly" garages!

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Public Works Point

     Date:

                   November 26, 2019

    Time:

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

    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).

     If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    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.

  • Webinar - Supervisors Have Rights Too! A Look at Working with Your Elected Auditors - 11/20/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/20/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    In this webinar, Gery Nietupski, an attorney who has navigated through numerous disputes between supervisors and elected auditors, will review all relevant provisions of the Second Class Township Code pertaining to elected auditors, discuss court decisions setting forth the legal authority (or lack thereof) that elected auditors have regarding numerous important issues, including setting wages and benefits of working supervisors and imposing surcharges against supervisors, and offer best practices for how to address other common interactions between supervisors and auditors, including requests for information and copies of township financial records.

    In this webinar, Gery Nietupski, an attorney who has navigated through numerous disputes between supervisors and elected auditors, will review all relevant provisions of the Second Class Township Code pertaining to elected auditors, discuss court decisions setting forth the legal authority (or lack thereof) that elected auditors have regarding numerous important issues, including setting wages and benefits of working supervisors and imposing surcharges against supervisors, and offer best practices for how to address other common interactions between supervisors and auditors, including requests for information and copies of township financial records.  

    **Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   November 20, 2019

    Time:

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

    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).

     If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    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.

  • Regional Fall Forum - 11/18-19/19 - Chester County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Why is it important to attend:

       * Learn more about pertinent local issues through general sessions and workshops.

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      November 18-19, 2019

    LOCATION:

                      Chester County
                      Hilton Garden Inn Exton
                      720 East Eagleview Blvd.
                      Exton, PA 19341

                                      

    Day One, Afternoon

    Noon-12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking

    12:30-12:45 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

    12:45-1:30 p.m.   – Opening Session

      1:45-2:45 p.m.   – Breakout Session #1

      2:45-3:00 p.m.   – Networking and Refreshment Break

      3:00-4:00 p.m.   – Breakout Session #2

      4:15-5:30 p.m.   – General Session

    Day Two, Morning

    7:30-8:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

    9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session #3

    10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session #4

    11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Closing Session

    12:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Adjourn

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

                   CLEs - $15/credit hour 
                    
                       *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 sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class, 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.

  • Regional Fall Forum - 11/15-16/19 - Monroe County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Why is it important to attend:

       * Learn more about pertinent local issues through general sessions and workshops.

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      November 15-16, 2019 


    LOCATION:

                      Monroe County
                      Kalahari Resort
                      250 Kalahari Blvd.
                      Pocono Manor, PA 18439

                                    

    Day One, Afternoon

    Noon-12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking

    12:30-12:45 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

    12:45-1:30 p.m.   – Opening Session

      1:45-2:45 p.m.   – Breakout Session #1

      2:45-3:00 p.m.   – Networking and Refreshment Break

      3:00-4:00 p.m.   – Breakout Session #2

      4:15-5:30 p.m.   – General Session

    Day Two, Morning

    7:30-8:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

    9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session #3

    10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session #4

    11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Closing Session

    12:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Adjourn

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

                   CLEs - $15/credit hour 
                    
                       *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 sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class, 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.

  • PSATS Boot Camp for Township Officials

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This three-day event was created just for you — newly elected (or veteran) supervisors, other newly elected officials, and new secretaries/managers. Learn the everyday tasks to running a municipality, explore the tools and resources available to help you do your job successfully, and experience real-life scenarios through discussion with experienced PSATS members.

    This three-day event was created just for you — newly elected (or veteran) supervisors, other newly elected officials, and new secretaries/managers. Learn the everyday tasks to running a municipality, explore the tools and resources available to help you do your job successfully, and experience real-life scenarios through discussion with experienced PSATS members.

    LOCATIONS:

    This course is being held at 15 locations across the state. The dates listed under each location represent Session 1(evening) / Session 2 / Session 3. 

    Bedford County - Breezewood
    Dec. 10 / Jan. 25 / Feb. 1 

    Butler County - Cranberry Township
     Dec. 11 / Feb. 22 / Feb. 29 

    Chester County – Malvern
     Dec. 3 / Jan. 11 / Jan. 18

    Clarion County- Clarion
    Dec. 10 / March 7 / March 14

    Clearfield County – Clearfield
    Dec. 4 / Feb. 22 / Feb. 29

    Crawford County - Meadville
    Dec. 4 / March 21 / March 28 

    Cumberland County – Enola
    Nov. 13 / Jan. 11 / Jan 18  

    Lancaster County – Lancaster
    Nov. 21 / Feb. 8 / Feb. 15

     Lackawanna County – Scranton
     Dec. 18 / Feb. 29 / March 7 

    Lehigh County – Breinigsville
     Dec. 12 / Jan. 25 / Feb. 1  

     Montgomery County - Kulpsville
    Nov. 25 / March 14 / March 21

    Tioga County - Wellsboro 
    Dec. 5 / March 7 / March 14 

    Union County – Lewisburg
     Dec. 12 / Feb. 8 / Feb. 15

    Washington County – Canonsburg
    Dec. 18 / Jan. 18 / Jan. 25

    Westmoreland County – Greensburg
    Dec. 5 / Feb. 1 / Feb. 8


    TIME:  

     Session 1 -Evening Class:6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  

     Session 2 & 3 - Day Class:8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

       

    REGISTRATION FEE:  

     Member* -  $ 169.00 

     Non-Member –  $ 219.00 

    The registration fee for this comprehensive three-part introduction to township government is $169 for PSATS members and $219 for non-members. Those who register online will get a $20 discount off these rates. 

    *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. Please use the "accessibility needs" line to indicate alternate format, sign language requirements, or any other accessbility needs you might have.

     

    Please select the location you would like to attend for all three sessions.

    We would be happy to work with your schedule. If you would like to attend sessions at different locations, please call PSATS and we will get you registered.

  • Webinar - Excel Tips and Tricks - 11/12/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/12/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    Participate in this webinar for a primer on Microsoft Excel. The presenters will demonstrate the software's traditional and non-traditional functions, such as PivotTables, formulas, and graphs. Along the way, township officials and staff will learn valuable Excel tips and tricks and how to transform raw data into useful graphs and tables.

    Participate in this webinar for a primer on Microsoft Excel. The presenters will demonstrate the software's traditional and non-traditional functions, such as PivotTables, formulas, and graphs. Along the way, township officials and staff will learn valuable Excel tips and tricks and how to transform raw data into useful graphs and tables.

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   November 12, 2019

    Time:

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

    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).

    If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    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.

  • Webinar - Weed Better Talk...Understanding the Impact of Medical Marijuana in the Workplace -11/7/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/07/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    In this webinar, John Martin and Cory Iannacone from Pillar+Aught will discuss what municipal employees and employers can and cannot do when it comes to medical marijuana in the workplace. They will provide answers to questions like “Are we permitted to ask employees if they use medical marijuana?” and “One of our CDL drivers just failed a drug test, but has a medical marijuana card…what now?,” best practices for what should be in your employee policies about medical marijuana, and much more.

    In this webinar, John Martin and Cory Iannacone from Pillar+Aught will discuss what municipal employees and employers can and cannot do when it comes to medical marijuana in the workplace. They will provide answers to questions like “Are we permitted to ask employees if they use medical marijuana?” and “One of our CDL drivers just failed a drug test, but has a medical marijuana card…what now?,” best practices for what should be in your employee policies about medical marijuana, and much more. 

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   November 7, 2019

    Time:

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

    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).

    If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    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. 

  • Regional Fall Forum - 10/30-31/19 - Adams County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Why is it important to attend:

       * Learn more about pertinent local issues through general sessions and workshops.

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      October 30-31, 2019 


    LOCATION:

                      Adams County
                      Liberty Mountain Resort
                      78 Country Club Trail
                      Carroll Valley, PA 17320                             

    Day One, Afternoon

    Noon-12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking

    12:30-12:45 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

    12:45-1:30 p.m.   – Opening Session

      1:45-2:45 p.m.   – Breakout Session #1

      2:45-3:00 p.m.   – Networking and Refreshment Break

      3:00-4:00 p.m.   – Breakout Session #2

      4:15-5:30 p.m.   – General Session

    Day Two, Morning

    7:30-8:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

    9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session #3

    10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session #4

    11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Closing Session

    12:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Adjourn

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

                   CLEs - $15/credit hour 
                    
                       *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 sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class, 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 - Getting Your Community Ready for the 2020 Census - 10/30/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/30/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    The 2020 Census will determine such critical things as federal funding allocation for communities and states and political boundaries and representation. In this session, you will learn how to use the census data tools and educate residents about the importance of participating. This webinar is FREE to members.

    The 2020 Census will determine such critical things as federal funding allocation for communities and states and political boundaries and representation. In this session, you will learn how to use the census data tools and educate residents about the importance of participating.

    **Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   October 30, 2019

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

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  FREE
                    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).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the webinar login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

    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. 

  • Regional Fall Forum - 10/24-25/19 - Crawford County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Why is it important to attend:

       * Learn more about pertinent local issues through general sessions and workshops.

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      October 24-25, 2019 


    LOCATION:

                      Crawford County
                      Crawford County Country Club
                      15955 State Highway 86
                      Meadville, PA 16335
                        

    Day One, Afternoon

    Noon-12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking

    12:30-12:45 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

    12:45-1:30 p.m.   – Opening Session

      1:45-2:45 p.m.   – Breakout Session #1

      2:45-3:00 p.m.   – Networking and Refreshment Break

      3:00-4:00 p.m.   – Breakout Session #2

      4:15-5:30 p.m.   – General Session

    Day Two, Morning

    7:30-8:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

    9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session #3

    10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session #4

    11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Closing Session

    12:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Adjourn

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

                   CLEs - $15/credit hour 
                    
                       *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 sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class, 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.

  • 2019 Fall Solicitors Seminar - 10/23/19 - Cumberland County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This full-day seminar is an excellent opportunity for municipal solicitors to get caught up on recent developments in municipal law and become better prepared to address matters of significance affecting their clients. Whether you are an experienced solicitor or just starting out in the practice of municipal law, this interactive seminar is a must-attend event. In addition to the opportunity to learn from and engage in dialogue with other attendees and highly regarded faculty members, attendees will receive quality written materials, lunch and refreshments. Eligible for 5 CLE credits (one ethics credit) and/or 5 Admin PMGA points.

    This full-day seminar is an excellent opportunity for municipal solicitors to get caught up on recent developments in municipal law and become better prepared to address matters of significance affecting their clients. Whether you are an experienced solicitor or just starting out in the practice of municipal law, this interactive seminar is a must-attend event. In addition to the opportunity to learn from and engage in dialogue with other attendees and highly regarded faculty members, attendees will receive quality written materials, lunch and refreshments. Eligible for 5 CLE credits (one ethics credit) and/or 5 Admin PMGA points.

    AGENDA:

    9:00 AM            Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:30 AM           Medical Marijuana in the Workplace – Are Your Clients Prepared?

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

    This session will explore the legal impact of medical marijuana legalization on municipal employers, from random and reasonable suspicion drug testing in an environment where seemingly everyone has a card (and hiring and retention are harder than ever) to reasonable accommodations and workplace safety issues.                      

    10:30 AM         When Worlds Collide - The Intersection of Local Government and Vice 

                             Alexandra “Sasha” E. Sacavage, Esquire, McNees, Wallace & Nurick LLC

    This session will focus on the tenuous balance of the rights of local government and the laws governing liquor licenses, gaming and medical marijuana. We will focus on the ground rules for local regulation and an update on recent case law.

    11:30 AM          Break                       

    11:40 AM          TBD 

    12:40 PM          Lunch                       

    1:20 PM            Review of Recent Municipal Law Decisions and Legislation

                             Scott E. Coburn, Esquire, PA State Association of Township Supervisors

     This session will cover recent decisions and new laws on a variety of topics, including short-term rentals, zoning and land development, intergovernmental cooperation, and more.                         

    2:20 PM            Break  

    2:30 PM            Ethics in Government (Yes, They Do Exist) -
                             How to Manage Ethical Conflicts in Local Government

                            Michael McAuliffe Miller, Esquire, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC

    In this session, Michael Miller will address ethical challenges that municipal solicitors often face when advising their clients and provide best practices for successfully navigating through them.  

    3:30 PM            Adjournment  

    ** Order of presentations subject to change

    PSATS 2019 Solicitors Association Sponsor:   McNees, Wallace & Nurick LLC

     

    Date:

            Wednesday, October 23, 2019


    Location:

            PSATS Education Center
            4855 Woodland Drive
            Enola, PA 17025

    Class Time:

             9:30 a.m. - 3:30 pm

    REGISTRATION FEE:      

                    - Member*: $ 175.00
                    - Non-Member $ 225.00

        ** CLE credits are included

         * 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 - Getting to Know the Pennsylvania Ag Ombudsman Program - 10/16/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/16/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Join us for a webinar to explore the PA Agricultural Ombudsman Program. The Ag Ombudsman Program is a statewide program that assist with public relations, education and conflict management related to agriculture. Let Beth Futrick, (Western PA), and Shelly Dehoff, (eastern PA), explain the program to you, what services we provide and the ways we can work with your municipality and residents when contentious situations arise, such as fly complaints or ordinance and land use issues.

    Join us for a webinar to explore the PA Agricultural Ombudsman Program. The Ag Ombudsman Program is a statewide program that assist with public relations, education and conflict management related to agriculture. Let Beth Futrick, (Western PA), and Shelly Dehoff,  (eastern PA), explain the program to you, what services we provide and the ways we can work with your municipality and residents when contentious situations arise, such as fly complaints or ordinance and land use issues.

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   October 16, 2019

    Time:

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

    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).

     If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    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.

  • Webinar - Creating an Affordable Retirement Plan - 10/15/19 (MEMBERS ONLY)

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 10/15/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    The Trustees Insurance Fund, through PSATS, is offering a webinar to provide an introduction to our 457 Plan and help your township officials determine if this is a valuable benefit to offer to the employees. This benefit can be offered to both full-time and part-time employees for a nominal annual administrative fee.

    The Trustees Insurance Fund, through PSATS, is offering a webinar to provide an introduction to our 457 Plan and help your township officials determine if this is a valuable benefit to offer to the employees.  This benefit can be offered to both full-time and part-time employees for a nominal annual administrative fee.  The Plan can be set-up for “employee-only” contributions and includes a Roth feature that allows for post-tax contributions.  Participants can choose either the Roth or traditional “pre-tax” option – or use a combination of the two.  Also, participants in the plan can choose from a wide variety of investment options and enjoy the flexibility of managing their own retirement account.  Township officials can offer this Plan as an “employee-only” contribution and pass the low annual administrative fee costs on to the employees, making the plan a “no-cost” retirement benefit for your township.

    This will be an interactive Webinar; participants will be able to submit questions to the presenter, who will answer them for the entire group.

    Date:

                    October 15, 2019

    Time:

                   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  FREE
                    
                    
                       *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).

    Upon completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation email.

    You should receive the webinar login information the day before the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

  • Regional Fall Forum - 10/10-11/19 - Washington County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Why is it important to attend:

       * Learn more about pertinent local issues through general sessions and workshops.

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      October 10-11, 2019 


    LOCATION:

                      Washington County
                      Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe
                      1000 Corporate Drive
                      Canonsburg, PA 15317

                           

    Day One, Afternoon

    Noon-12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking

    12:30-12:45 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

    12:45-1:30 p.m.   – Opening Session

      1:45-2:45 p.m.   – Breakout Session #1

      2:45-3:00 p.m.   – Networking and Refreshment Break

      3:00-4:00 p.m.   – Breakout Session #2

      4:15-5:30 p.m.   – General Session

    Day Two, Morning

    7:30-8:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

    9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session #3

    10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session #4

    11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Closing Session

    12:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Adjourn

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

                   CLEs - $15/credit hour 
                    
                       *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 sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class, 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 - Tapping into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Technical Assistance Programs - 10/9/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/09/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Is your township looking for funding or other assistance to address issues like flooding, stormwater and comprehensive planning? If so, then make sure to attend this webinar, where you will learn about the many cost-sharing technical assistance programs that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has to offer municipalities to address these issues and more, including GIS mapping and community outreach. Amy Guise, Chief, Planning Division, Baltimore District, US Army Corps of Engineers will review case studies of recent projects in Pennsylvania and surrounding states and highlight available resources.

    Is your township looking for funding or other assistance to address issues like flooding, stormwater and comprehensive planning? If so, then make sure to attend this webinar, where you will learn about the many cost-sharing technical assistance programs that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has to offer municipalities to address these issues and more, including GIS mapping and community outreach. Amy Guise, Chief, Planning Division, Baltimore District, US Army Corps of Engineers will review case studies of recent projects in Pennsylvania and surrounding states and highlight available resources. 

    **Eligible for 1 PMGA Planning/Zoning Point

    Date:

                   October 9, 2019

    Time:

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

    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).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the webinar login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    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. 

  • Regional Fall Forum - 10/7-8/19 - Union County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Why is it important to attend:

       * Learn more about pertinent local issues through general sessions and workshops.

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      October 7-8, 2019 


    LOCATION:

                      Union County
                      Best Western Plus Country Cupboard Inn
                      7701 Westbranch Highway
                      Lewisburg, PA 17837


    Day One, Afternoon

    Noon-12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking

    12:30-12:45 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

    12:45-1:30 p.m.   – Opening Session

      1:45-2:45 p.m.   – Breakout Session #1

      2:45-3:00 p.m.   – Networking and Refreshment Break

      3:00-4:00 p.m.   – Breakout Session #2

      4:15-5:30 p.m.   – General Session

    Day Two, Morning

    7:30-8:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

    9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session #3

    10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session #4

    11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Closing Session

    12:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Adjourn

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

                   CLEs - $15/credit hour 
                    
                       *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 sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class, 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

  • Human Resources and Labor Management Institute - 10/3/19 - Montgomery County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This annual full-day class is a must-attend for anyone who has responsibility for HR and personnel management in their township. Topics to be covered in the 2019 sessions are: (1) And Then This Happened: The Year in Review; (2) Work Rules: What They Mean and How They Exist; (3) Workplace Investigations – Keeping You and Your Municipality Protected; (4) All Time is Relative: Understanding How the Fair Labor Standards Act Works; and (5) What All New Managers and Supervisors Need to Know.

    This annual full-day class is a must-attend for anyone who has responsibility for HR and personnel management in their township. 

    Agenda:

    Session One—And Then This Happened: The Year in Review
    This session focuses on developments in labor and employment law over the past year.  We will discuss the #MeToo movement as well as modifications to laws regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII discrimination, medical marijuana and changes in leave laws.  Given the pace of change in 2019 so far, an hour may not be sufficient time to cover all of the developments in this fluid area of the law.

    Session Two—Work Rules:  What They Mean and How They Exist.
    Employee performance and accountability start with rules and policies to which employees are held responsible.  Where are the sources of these rules and policies?  Why are they necessary?  How are they enforced?  And how will they help you manage?

    Session Three—Workplace Investigations:  Keeping You and Your Municipality Protected
    The goal of this session is to identify when you need to investigate claims of bad behavior or bad performance.  In an era of #MeToo and where everyone seems to have a lawyer, how does a municipality protect itself?  We will outline concrete steps you can take to create the best record and the best defense against claims.

     Session Four—All Time is Relative: Understanding How the Fair Labor Standards Act                                Works.
    Timekeeping and compensation are the fundamental building blocks of any workplace.  There have been significant changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act in 2019 and this lecture will be focused on the frequent traps employers find themselves in when they deal with compensation issues and timekeeping issues.  We will discuss what the Department of Labor will look for in an audit, how to handle the basics of overtime and compensatory time and how to properly record time to avoid issues.

    Session Five—What All New Managers and Supervisors Need to Know.
    Transitioning to management or managing employees is a skill learned over time.  In this session, we will talk about what a new manager or supervisor needs to know at a minimum.  We will discuss 1) setting the tone; 2) appropriate communications; 3) delegation and accountability; 4) permission to fail; and 5 how to evaluate good manager performance.

    This class is eligible for 5 PMGA Administration points and 5 SHRM credits. In addition, the class is eligible for 5 CLE credits (additional fee of $15 per credit). 

    DATE:       October 3, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Montgomery County
                      Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington
                      530 Pennsylvania Avenue
                      Ft. Washington, PA 19034

    TIME:
                     Class:   9:00 AM – 3:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member: $ 99.00
                    - Non-Member $ 125.00

              CLE Credits - $75.00 
                    
                       *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.

  • Human Resources and Labor Management Institute - 9/26/19 - Butler County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This annual full-day class is a must-attend for anyone who has responsibility for HR and personnel management in their township. Topics to be covered in the 2019 sessions are: (1) And Then This Happened: The Year in Review; (2) Work Rules: What They Mean and How They Exist; (3) Workplace Investigations – Keeping You and Your Municipality Protected; (4) All Time is Relative: Understanding How the Fair Labor Standards Act Works; and (5) What All New Managers and Supervisors Need to Know.

    This annual full-day class is a must-attend for anyone who has responsibility for HR and personnel management in their township. 

    Agenda:

    Session One—And Then This Happened: The Year in Review
    This session focuses on developments in labor and employment law over the past year.  We will discuss the #MeToo movement as well as modifications to laws regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII discrimination, medical marijuana and changes in leave laws.  Given the pace of change in 2019 so far, an hour may not be sufficient time to cover all of the developments in this fluid area of the law.

    Session Two—Work Rules:  What They Mean and How They Exist.
    Employee performance and accountability start with rules and policies to which employees are held responsible.  Where are the sources of these rules and policies?  Why are they necessary?  How are they enforced?  And how will they help you manage?

    Session Three—Workplace Investigations:  Keeping You and Your Municipality Protected
    The goal of this session is to identify when you need to investigate claims of bad behavior or bad performance.  In an era of #MeToo and where everyone seems to have a lawyer, how does a municipality protect itself?  We will outline concrete steps you can take to create the best record and the best defense against claims.

     Session Four—All Time is Relative: Understanding How the Fair Labor Standards Act                                Works.
    Timekeeping and compensation are the fundamental building blocks of any workplace.  There have been significant changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act in 2019 and this lecture will be focused on the frequent traps employers find themselves in when they deal with compensation issues and timekeeping issues.  We will discuss what the Department of Labor will look for in an audit, how to handle the basics of overtime and compensatory time and how to properly record time to avoid issues.

    Session Five—What All New Managers and Supervisors Need to Know.
    Transitioning to management or managing employees is a skill learned over time.  In this session, we will talk about what a new manager or supervisor needs to know at a minimum.  We will discuss 1) setting the tone; 2) appropriate communications; 3) delegation and accountability; 4) permission to fail; and 5 how to evaluate good manager performance.
     

    This class is eligible for 5 PMGA Administration points and 5 SHRM credits. In addition, the class is eligible for 5 CLE credits (additional fee of $15 per credit).

    DATE:       September 26, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Butler County
                      Cranberry Highlands Club House
                      5601 Freshcorn Road
                      Cranberry Township, PA 16066

    TIME:
                     Class:   9:00 AM – 3:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member: $ 99.00
                    - Non-Member $ 125.00

              CLE Credits - $75.00 
                    
                       *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.

  • Regional Fall Forum - 9/23-24/19 - Indiana County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Why is it important to attend:

       * Learn more about pertinent local issues through general sessions and workshops.

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      September 23-24, 2019 


    LOCATION:

                      Indiana County
                      Ramada by Wyndham
                      1395 Wayne Avenue
                      Indiana, PA 15701

                           

    Day One, Afternoon

    Noon-12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking

    12:30-12:45 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

    12:45-1:30 p.m.   – Opening Session

      1:45-2:45 p.m.   – Breakout Session #1

      2:45-3:00 p.m.   – Networking and Refreshment Break

      3:00-4:00 p.m.   – Breakout Session #2

      4:15-5:30 p.m.   – General Session

    Day Two, Morning

    7:30-8:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

    9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session #3

    10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session #4

    11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Closing Session

    12:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Adjourn

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

                   CLEs - $15/credit hour 
                    
                       *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 sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class, 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.

  • On-Demand Webinar - Township Websites: Ensuring Accessibility for All Residents

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar is designed to provide participants with up-to-date information regarding how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its nondiscrimination requirements apply to municipal websites. In this webinar, Sam Mastovich of GovUnity Websites will review the technologies that people with disabilities use to access the Internet and your municipality’s website, how poorly-designed websites can restrict the use of residents with disabilities, the ADA requirements and best practices that municipalities can implement to ensure appropriate website accessibility.

    This webinar is designed to provide participants with up-to-date information regarding how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its nondiscrimination requirements apply to municipal websites. In this webinar, Sam Mastovich of GovUnity Websites will review the technologies that people with disabilities use to access the Internet and your municipality’s website, how poorly-designed websites can restrict the use of residents with disabilities, the ADA requirements and best practices that municipalities can implement to ensure appropriate website accessibility.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA point

    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).

  • Webinar - Filing Your UC Quarterly Reports - 9/25/19

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This webinar will focus on the UC quarterly report filing process for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the PSATS UC Group Trust. Course content is geared toward the secretary and UC Processor who is new to the filing process or for those who simply need a refresher course.

    This webinar will focus on the UC quarterly report filing process for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the PSATS UC Group Trust.  Course content is geared toward the secretary and UC Processor who is new to the filing process or for those who simply need a refresher course.  Agenda items include:

    ·         Who files the reports

    ·         Filing on the Commonwealth of PA site

    ·         Computing the taxable wage

    ·         Filing on the PSATS Connect site

     

    This will be an interactive Webinar; participants will be able to submit questions to the presenters, who will answer them for the entire group.

    This webinar is repeated on a quarterly basis.  We are offering it again for those who are new to the quarterly filing process and for those who need a refresher course prior to filing the UC reports for the third quarter of 2019.

    Date:

                  September 25, 2019

    Time:

                   10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  FREE
                    
                    
                       *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).

    Upon completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation email.

    You should receive the webinar login information the day before the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

  • On-Demand Webinar - Bringing Digital Transformation to Local Government with GIS Web Maps

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will show examples of web-based maps and applications that align with local government planning needs, data resources freely available to local governments and introduce tools for mobile field data collection.

    When was the last time you pulled out your comprehensive plan and looked at the mapped data?  Is it only available to you as a 2D paper map? Do you need to flip through pages in your comprehensive plan to read about the information illustrated on the map?  Why not consider adopting GIS technology – software designed to capture, manage, analyze and display geographically referenced information in-house?   If it appears to be a daunting and expensive task, join us in this webinar as we demystify GIS Web-based maps and discuss digital mobile field data collection applications that support the business of local governments and replace clipboards, paper and spreadsheets. 

    This webinar will show examples of web-based maps and applications that align with local government planning needs, data resources freely available to local governments and introduce tools for mobile field data collection.      

    In this webinar you will learn about:

    ·         Digital Web Maps and Applications 

    ·         How to access free Web-based GIS software (ArcGIS Online) 

    ·         Mobile field data collection solutions

    ·         Free GIS technical assistance available from PennDOT Connects

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA point

    Registration Fee:

        Member* -  FREE

        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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - MS4 Pollutant Control Measurers

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The next step for many MS4 communities is to implement Pollutant Control Measures for their discharges to surface waters impaired by acid mine drainage, pathogens, and priority organic compounds (i.e. PCBs). This first phase of these requirements is to map storm sewer sheds associated with these discharges, due with Annual MS4 Status Reports on September 30, 2019. This webinar will help prepare you for this new requirement and plan for what is to come.

    The next step for many MS4 communities is to implement Pollutant Control Measures for their discharges to surface waters impaired by acid mine drainage, pathogens, and priority organic compounds (i.e. PCBs). This first phase of these requirements is to map storm sewer sheds associated with these discharges, due with Annual MS4 Status Reports on September 30, 2019. This webinar will help prepare you for this new requirement and plan for what is to come.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA point

     

    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Planning for Private Water Supplies

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Private water wells and springs are vital to Pennsylvania’s rural water infrastructure, which provides drinking water to approximately 3 million residents and farms. Because Pennsylvania lacks state regulations covering private water supplies, their proper management becomes the voluntary responsibility of homeowners who often lack a proper understanding of how they should be managed. In this webinar, Peter Wulfhorst with Penn State Extension will review results obtained from over 30 years of research and outreach, help municipal officials understand how they can help ensure the viability of private drinking water supplies, and provide available resources for municipalities and homeowners.

    Private water wells and springs are vital to Pennsylvania’s rural water infrastructure, which provides drinking water to approximately 3 million residents and farms. Because Pennsylvania lacks state regulations covering private water supplies, their proper management becomes the voluntary responsibility of homeowners who often lack a proper understanding of how they should be managed. In this webinar, Peter Wulfhorst with Penn State Extension will review results obtained from over 30 years of research and outreach, help municipal officials understand how they can help ensure the viability of private drinking water supplies, and provide available resources for municipalities and homeowners.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA point

     

    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Electronic Records Management and the Municipal PDF/A Policy

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The Pennsylvania State Archives announced earlier this year that municipalities are now able to keep permanent records exclusively in electronic form (no paper or microfilm copy required!). But this policy change does have several requirements, most notably that permanent electronic records must be kept in PDF/A format. What does this mean for your municipality and its record keeping responsibilities? Join archivist Tyler Stump and learn about the new policy and how electronic recordkeeping requirements are changing. Stump will also be discussing electronic records best practices that can help your township effectively and efficiently store its electronic records.

    The Pennsylvania State Archives announced earlier this year that municipalities are now able to keep permanent records exclusively in electronic form (no paper or microfilm copy required!). But this policy change does have several requirements, most notably that permanent electronic records must be kept in PDF/A format. What does this mean for your municipality and its record keeping responsibilities? Join archivist Tyler Stump and learn about the new policy and how electronic recordkeeping requirements are changing. Stump will also be discussing electronic records best practices that can help your township effectively and efficiently store its electronic records.

    **Eligible for 1 PMGA Credit

    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).


  • On-Demand Webinar - Changing a Culture: How to Get Your Delinquents to Recognize their Obligations

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    There are numerous reasons that a property owner does not pay municipal charges. Sometimes, the reason is because a property owner has made a conscious and unilateral decision to delay payment. This payment behavior is unlikely to change without the creation of incentives for payment. Through the use of both positive and negative incentives, Townships can encourage property owners to not only pay their delinquent real estate tax and municipal fee bills, but to pay their future obligations on time. This webinar will discuss billing and collection strategies that Townships can employ to enhance the collection of delinquent accounts and create incentives to increase their current collection rates going forward.

    There are numerous reasons that a property owner does not pay municipal charges.  Sometimes, the reason is because a property owner has made a conscious and unilateral decision to delay payment.  This payment behavior is unlikely to change without the creation of incentives for payment.  Through the use of both positive and negative incentives, Townships can encourage property owners to not only pay their delinquent real estate tax and municipal fee bills, but to pay their future obligations on time.  This webinar will discuss billing and collection strategies that Townships can employ to enhance the collection of delinquent accounts and create incentives to increase their current collection rates going forward.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA point

     

    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Guidelines for Flood Preparedness and Stream Intervention

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Municipalities across Pennsylvania have been inundated with record-setting rainfall and flooding. To help townships prepare and respond, the presenters in this webinar will discuss affordable options, such as localized warning systems, and the challenges that can arise when stream work is not properly designed and permitted. Participants will also learn more about the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s booklet, Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in Your Community.

    Municipalities across Pennsylvania have been inundated with record-setting rainfall and flooding. To help townships prepare and respond, the presenters in this webinar will discuss affordable options, such as localized warning systems, and the challenges that can arise when stream work is not properly designed and permitted. Participants will also learn more about the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s booklet, Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in Your Community.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA point

    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Rethinking Parking Requirements Using Drone Imagery

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Does your township have shopping areas and office parks with underutilized parking areas? In Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, drone flights over parking lots show many shopping areas and office parks are underparked, even during peak hours. While parking minimums have been standard practice in the planning world for decades, little research has been used to calculate the number of spaces actually needed per land use. This webinar will provide a review of parking requirements in general, the drone imagery collection process used by Susquehanna Township, examples of trends and changes in parking requirements, and suggestions for potential updates to your parking ordinances.

    Does your township have shopping areas and office parks with underutilized parking areas? In Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, drone flights over parking lots show many shopping areas and office parks are underparked, even during peak hours. While parking minimums have been standard practice in the planning world for decades, little research has been used to calculate the number of spaces actually needed per land use. This webinar will provide a review of parking requirements in general, the drone imagery collection process used by Susquehanna Township, examples of trends and changes in parking requirements, and suggestions for potential updates to your parking ordinances.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     Registration Fee:

        Member* -  FREE

        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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - ABC's of Municipal Bidding

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Not sure whether your municipality is complying with its’ purchasing obligations or just looking for ways to be more efficient when purchasing? In this webinar, Jason Snyder will discuss the requirements that municipalities must satisfy when bidding public contracts to procure materials, equipment, and services. Mr. Snyder will also review limitations on purchases, quotes, and bids, as well as current exemptions from municipal bidding, (including DGS/COSTARS piggyback contracts). He will also discuss prevailing wage advertising and bonding requirements. The webinar will include an electronic download of the Pennsylvania Purchasing Handbook.

    Not sure whether your municipality is complying with its’ purchasing obligations or just looking for ways to be more efficient when purchasing? In this webinar, Jason Snyder will discuss the requirements that municipalities must satisfy when bidding public contracts to procure materials, equipment, and services. Mr. Snyder will also review limitations on purchases, quotes, and bids, as well as current exemptions from municipal bidding, (including DGS/COSTARS piggyback contracts). He will also discuss prevailing wage advertising and bonding requirements. The webinar will include an electronic download of the Pennsylvania Purchasing Handbook.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA point

     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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Are You Ready for Short-Term Rentals in Your Community

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will address the growth of short-term rentals in communities nationwide. Claudia Shank of McNees Wallace & Nurick will explain how municipalities can regulate short-term rentals and lessons learned from recent Pennsylvania court cases.

    This webinar will address the growth of short-term rentals in communities nationwide. Claudia Shank of McNees Wallace & Nurick will explain how municipalities can regulate short-term rentals and lessons learned from recent Pennsylvania court cases.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA point

      

    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Using Conservatorship to Fight Blight

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Conservatorship (Act 135) is a powerful blight remediation tool that gives municipalities and other interested parties the right to seek temporary possession of blighted, abandoned properties for the purpose of making repairs, and bringing them up to code or demolishing them. Using case studies from rural and urban areas, in this webinar, Winnie Branton will provide step-by-step guidance on how to build you case from property identification and due diligence to final plan cost recovery.

    Conservatorship (Act 135) is a powerful blight remediation tool that gives municipalities and other interested parties the right to seek temporary possession of blighted, abandoned properties for the purpose of making repairs, and bringing them up to code or demolishing them. Using case studies from rural and urban areas, in this webinar, Winnie Branton will provide step-by-step guidance on how to build you case from property identification and due diligence to final plan cost recovery.

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     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).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.


  • On-Demand Webinar - Solving Wage/Hour Challenges

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Not sure whether your township is correctly handling the payment of wages and overtime for its employees? The primary focus of this webinar, which will be presented by Angela Sanders of Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Luccarelli LLC, will be on addressing issues that frequently lead to problems, including: figuring out whether your employees are exempt or non-exempt from overtime; how rounding, rest/meal periods, travel time, and donning/doffing figure into the calculation of hours worked; addressing how bonus payments, blended pay rates, prevailing wage and premium pay affect overtime pay calculations; and ensuring compliance with overtime pay and compensatory time policies.

    Not sure whether your township is correctly handling the payment of wages and overtime for its employees? The primary focus of this webinar, which will be presented by Theresa Mongiovi and Angela Sanders of Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Luccarelli LLC, will be on addressing issues that frequently lead to problems, including: figuring out whether your employees are exempt or non-exempt from overtime; how rounding, rest/meal periods, travel time, and donning/doffing figure into the calculation of hours worked; addressing how bonus payments, blended pay rates, prevailing wage and premium pay affect overtime pay calculations; and ensuring compliance with overtime pay and compensatory time policies.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Preventing Employment Law Issues: Sexual Harrassment Primer

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Local elected officials are often required to make difficult decisions in their role as employers. Yet, generally speaking, many local elected officials lack the foundational knowledge of employment law necessary to make informed decisions. In this webinar, Tony Sherr of Sherr Law Group will cover on a number of important employment law topics including discrimination, sexual harassment, properly (and promptly) investigating employee claims, the importance of employment law training, and written policies necessary for municipal employees.

    Local elected officials are often required to make difficult decisions in their role as employers. Yet, generally speaking, many local elected officials lack the foundational knowledge of employment law necessary to make informed decisions.  In this webinar, Tony Sherr of Sherr Law Group will cover on a number of important employment law topics including discrimination, sexual harassment, properly (and promptly) investigating employee claims, the importance of employment law training, and written policies necessary for municipal employees.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Effective Discipline and Write-Ups for Public Employees

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Dealing with personnel issues is one of the most challenging aspects of the job for municipal boards, managers, secretaries and others in supervisory roles. This on-demand webinar, which will be presented by Christopher Gabriel of Cafardi, Ferguson, Wyrick, Weis & Stotler, LLC, will explain the rules of the road when it comes to discipline and effective write-ups. It will stress common sense, clear steps to take both in meeting with employees and unions, and producing documents that stand up to later scrutiny. The webinar is geared to municipal officials and employees, not lawyers, and is loaded with practical advice for handling disciplinary matters.

    Dealing with personnel issues is one of the most challenging aspects of the job for municipal boards, managers, secretaries and others in supervisory roles. This on-demand webinar, which will be presented by Christopher Gabriel of Cafardi, Ferguson, Wyrick, Weis & Stotler, LLC, will explain the rules of the road when it comes to discipline and effective write-ups. It will stress common sense, clear steps to take both in meeting with employees and unions, and producing documents that stand up to later scrutiny. The webinar is geared to municipal officials and employees, not lawyers, and is loaded with practical advice for handling disciplinary matters.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     

    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Document Management Tools for Townships

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This on-demand webinar will provide participants with an overview of the benefits of going digital with their records management converting paper records to searchable digital images, including the benefits of going digital, document conversion best practices, 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 is FREE to members*.

    This on-demand webinar will provide participants with an overview of the benefits of going digital with their records management converting paper records to searchable digital images, including the benefits of going digital, document conversion best practices, 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 is FREE to members*.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     

    Registration Fee:

        Member* -  Free

        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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Do You Need Help Attracting the Right Development

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this webinar, experienced architects from Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site will discuss strategies for ways in which municipal officials and administrators can identify uses for municipal assets (land and buildings) and strategies for attracting the right kind of development within their communities.

    In this webinar, experienced architects from Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site will discuss strategies for ways in which municipal officials and administrators can identify uses for municipal assets (land and buildings) and strategies for attracting the right kind of development within their communities.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Are Your Prepared for Your 2019 Organization Meeting

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    If you are unsure whether you have everything ready for your township's 2019 Organization Meeting, required to be held the first Monday of January, then make sure to attend this webinar. Holly Fishel of PSATS will review best practices and checklists to help ensure that your township has a smooth organization meeting.

    If you are unsure whether you have everything ready for your township's 2019 Organization Meeting, required to be held the first Monday of January, then make sure to attend this webinar. Holly Fishel of PSATS will review best practices and checklists to help ensure that your township has a smooth organization meeting.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Is Your Fire Department Ready for Medical Marijuana?

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    On April 6, 2016, legislation was passed legalizing the growing and cultivation of medicinal marijuana. This new industry is something that fire departments across the commonwealth are dealing with for the first time. This webinar will provide an overview of the industry, what fire departments can do to prepare, and what they may encounter on an active incident involving one of these facilities. It will also cover some internal controls and policies that should be considered within your departments, given that a member or employee could be prescribed medicinal marijuana.

    On April 6, 2016, legislation was passed legalizing the growing and cultivation of medicinal marijuana. This new industry is something that fire departments across the commonwealth are dealing with for the first time. This webinar will provide an overview of the industry, what fire departments can do to prepare, and what they may encounter on an active incident involving one of these facilities. It will also cover some internal controls and policies that should be considered within your departments, given that a member or employee could be prescribed medicinal marijuana.  

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Municipal Asset Management Through GIS

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Many townships are recognizing the benefits of using GIS to manage their assets, from signs and roads to stormwater and sanitary sewer systems…but how do you start the process? During this webinar, Beth Uhler will describe how townships can build a simple, cost-effective, online asset management system to meet their needs.

    Many townships are recognizing the benefits of using GIS to manage their assets, from signs and roads to stormwater and sanitary sewer systems…but how do you start the process? During this webinar, Beth Uhler will describe how townships can build a simple, cost-effective, online asset management system to meet their needs.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point


    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - PA's One Call: New Law, New Rules

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this webinar, join representatives of PA One Call as they discuss changes made to the PA One Call Law through Act 50 of 2017 and how those changes will affect your townships and residents.

    In this webinar, join representatives of PA One Call as they discuss changes made to the PA One Call Law through Act 50 of 2017 and how those changes will affect your townships and residents.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point 

    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - How to Prepare a Great (and Legal) Fee Schedule

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Does your township’s fee schedule recover the costs of the services residents receive? Are your fees too high? Too low? And if your fees are challenged, are you prepared to defend them before a judge? In this webinar, Tommy Ryan, manager of Worcester Township, Montgomery County, will show you how to develop a fee schedule that is not only legal but also appropriate and equitable for your community.

    Does your township’s fee schedule recover the costs of the services residents receive? Are your fees too high? Too low? And if your fees are challenged, are you prepared to defend them before a judge? In this webinar, Tommy Ryan, manager of Worcester Township, Montgomery County, will show you how to develop a fee schedule that is not only legal but also appropriate and equitable for your community.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Overwhelmed by Clutter? Minimize with the Municipal Records Act

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Feeling overwhelmed by boxes of old records? Filing drawers bulging and running out of space? Find out how to use the Pennsylvania State Historical and Museum Commission's Municipal Records Manual to do some spring cleaning! Learn what records to purge and how, while protecting valuable, permanent and long-term records.

    Feeling overwhelmed by boxes of old records? Filing drawers bulging and running out of space? Find out how to use the Pennsylvania State Historical and Museum Commission's Municipal Records Manual to do some spring cleaning! Learn what records to purge and how, while protecting valuable, permanent and long-term records.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point
     

    Registration Fee:

        Member* -  $30.00
        Non-Member –  $40.00

                *PSATS Member (registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners and emergency management association.)