• Right-to-Know Law, Sunshine and Ethics, Oh My! - Virtual Class - 3/2/21

    Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/02/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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

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

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

     

    DATE:       March 2, 2021

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

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

                    - (3) CLE Credits:  $45
     

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

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

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


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

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

  • Basic “Virtual" Training for Secretaries and Administrators - Feb. 22 & March 1, 2021

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 02/22/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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

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

    Attendance for both sessions qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

    Date:               

                Monday, February 22 and March 1, 2021 

    Class Time:      

                 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (both days)

                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

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

        
    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

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

     

  • PSATS Summer/Fall 2020 QuickBooks Series 7/30 - 12/17/2020

    Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/17/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    These virtual QuickBooks sessions are a great opportunity to learn about specific ways to use QuickBooks to bring greater efficiency and value to your township. From using QuickBooks for budgeting and meeting reports to preparing for the township audit or year-end reporting, these classes will cover a wide variety of important QuickBooks functions. You can purchase the entire six-part series for $150 for PSATS members* and $200 for non-members.

    These virtual QuickBooks sessions are a great opportunity to learn about specific ways to use QuickBooks to bring greater efficiency and value to your township. From using QuickBooks for budgeting and meeting reports to preparing for the township audit or year-end reporting, these classes will cover a wide variety of important QuickBooks functions.

    You can purchase the entire six-part series for $150 for PSATS members* and $200 for non-members.

    All sessions will run from 2:00-3:30 pm and will be recorded so that you have a continuing resource at your fingertips or if you cannot attend the live session.  

    Each session is worth 1.5 PMGA Administration points.

    All six sessions is $150 for PSATS members /$200 for non-members

    July 30 – “QuickBooks Q&A” – Attend this open mic session and ask all of your questions about QuickBooks and the DCED Chart of Accounts and township audit.

    August 27 – “How to Use Customers and Classes for Grants and Reimburseables” – In this session, you will learn how to enter bills/checks/deposit using a “Customer” and QuickBooks’ invoicing system to track money owed.

    September 24 – “Budgets and QuickBooks” – Learn how to pull years of financial data from QuickBooks and send to Excel to more easily create your proposed township budget.

    October 29 – “Using QuickBooks for Meeting and Year-End Reports”– What information should you be giving your township supervisors and auditors? What information can you provide through QuickBooks? In this session, learn how to customize and filter reports, export reports int Excel and format for Right-to-Know Law compliance.

    November 19 – “Getting Ready for the Township Audit” – In this session, we will discuss what to look for, how to ensure that your financial records are correct, and how to close down the book for the year.

    December 17 – “Year-End Employee Functions” – Learn how to print W-2s and 1099s and file all year-end taxes and reports with the Internal Revenue Service and state agencies.

    *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: If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Quickbooks - Year-End Employee Functions 12/17/2020

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/17/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Learn how to print W-2s and 1099s and file all year-end taxes and reports with the Internal Revenue Service and state agencies.

    These virtual QuickBooks sessions are a great opportunity to learn about specific ways to use QuickBooks to bring greater efficiency and value to your township. From using QuickBooks for budgeting and meeting reports to preparing for the township audit or year-end reporting, these classes will cover a wide variety of important QuickBooks functions.

    You can purchase the entire six-part series for $150 for PSATS members* and $200 for non-members. Or, you can purchase individual sessions for $40 for PSATS members and $50 for non-members.

    All sessions will run from 2:00-3:30 pm and will be recorded so that you have a continuing resource at your fingertips or if you cannot attend the live session.  

    Each session is worth 1.5 PMGA Administration points.

    Click on the individual title you would like to attend these 1.5 hour sessions or click on the All Session link to register to all 6 sessions at a reduced rate.

    Each Session is $40 for PSATS members / $50 for non-members

    All six sessions is $150 for PSATS members /$200 for non-members

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL SIX SESSIONS OR CONTINUE TO REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION:

    December 17 – “Year-End Employee Functions” – Learn how to print W-2s and 1099s and file all year-end taxes and reports with the Internal Revenue Service and state agencies.

    *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: If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Webinar - Are You Prepared for Your 2021 Organizational Meeting? - 12/16/20

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/16/2020 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    If you are unsure whether you have everything ready for your township's 2021 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 2021 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 Administration Point

    Date:

                   December 16, 2020

    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).

     

    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. 

  • The ABCs for Elected Auditors - Virtual Class - 12/15/20

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/15/2020 at 10:00 AM (EST)

    In this virtual class, you will learn about the responsibilities of elected auditors under the Second Class Township Code, the nuts and bolts of conducting a thorough audit of the township’s finances, how to best navigate DCED’s online financial reporting requirements, and ways to ensure a healthy working relationship between the elected auditors and the township. This class will benefit not only elected auditors, but also those township employees who are responsible for coordinating the audit from the township’s side. The presenters will be Lisa Myers, a CPA from Boyer & Ritter with substantial experience with municipal finance, Scott Coburn, PSATS’ Counsel and Education Director, and Michael Williams with DCED’s Municipal Statistics Office.

    In this virtual class, you will learn about the responsibilities of elected auditors under the Second Class Township Code, the nuts and bolts of conducting a thorough audit of the township’s finances, how to best navigate DCED’s online financial reporting requirements, and ways to ensure a healthy working relationship between the elected auditors and the township. This class will benefit not only elected auditors, but also those township employees who are responsible for coordinating the audit from the township’s side. The presenters will be Lisa Myers, a CPA from Boyer & Ritter with substantial experience with municipal finance, Scott Coburn, PSATS’ Counsel and Education Director, and Michael Williams with DCED’s Municipal Statistics Office.

    Eligible for 1.5 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:
                   December 15, 2020

    Time:
                    
                    Class:  10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Registration Fee:


                     Member* -  $35.00
                     Non-Member –  $45.00

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

     

    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 - Employment Law Update: Things You May Have Missed During Quarantine - 12/10/20

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/10/2020 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    This program will provide an overview of recent and upcoming developments in employment law. Whether your township has one employee or one hundred, the program will address lessons learned from 2020, proactive strategies to plan for changes in the law, and recommendations for new policies and practices in 2021.

    This program will provide an overview of recent and upcoming developments in employment law.  Whether your township has one employee or one hundred, the program will address lessons learned from 2020, proactive strategies to plan for changes in the law, and recommendations for new policies and practices in 2021.  Topics covered will include:

    • Updates in discrimination and harassment law
    • Proactive steps to avoid discrimination claims and bad press
    • Pennsylvania police reform
    • Wage and hour update
    • FMLA update
    • Planning for Round 2 of COVID
    • Interplay of COVID, FMLA and ADA

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Administrative Point

    Eligible for 1 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit

    Date:

                   December 10, 2020

    Time:

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

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                    CLE Credit - $15.00

                    

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

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.

    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 

  • Right-to-Know Law, Sunshine and Ethics, Oh My! - Virtual Class - 12/8/20

    Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/08/2020 at 9:00 AM (EST)

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

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

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

     

    DATE:       December 8, 2020

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

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

                    - (3) CLE Credits:  $45
     

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

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

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


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

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

  • On-Demand Webinar - PSATS Town Hall - Personnel Management During COVID

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Join PSATS and attorneys from Eckert Seamans for a free PSATS Town Hall focused on helping townships navigate the many personnel challenges raised as a result of COVID-19. Get answers to all sorts of personnel questions, including whether your township employees need to quarantine if they are a “close contact” of someone with COVID-19, whether your township can or should require employees to get COVID-19 tests if they are not feeling well, or how the township should be handling PTO requests from employees with children in virtual school or relatives who are sick.

    Join PSATS and attorneys from Eckert Seamans for a free PSATS Town Hall focused on helping townships navigate the many personnel challenges raised as a result of COVID-19. Get answers to all sorts of personnel questions, including whether your township employees need to quarantine if they are a “close contact” of someone with COVID-19, whether your township can or should require employees to get COVID-19 tests if they are not feeling well, or how the township should be handling PTO requests from employees with children in virtual school or relatives who are sick.

     Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  FREE

                    Non-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).

    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 - Municipal Tort Liability - Is Your Township Immune? - 2/17/21

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will explore the special immunities from tort (negligence) claims that townships and other local agencies enjoy in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the exceptions to immunity and limitations on damages under the Pennsylvania Tort Claims Act.

    This webinar will explore the special immunities from tort (negligence) claims that townships and other local agencies enjoy in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the exceptions to immunity and limitations on damages under the Pennsylvania Tort Claims Act. The webinar will also address townships’ liability exposure for dangerous conditions of streets, sidewalks, traffic controls, real property and the operation of township vehicles as well as ways that townships can better protect themselves against that exposure. The webinar will also cover immunities granted by the amended Recreational Use of Land and Water Act. 

    Eligible for 1 Administrative PMGA point.

    Eligible for 1 CLE credit 

    Date:

            February 17, 2021


    Class Time:

             12:00 p.m. - 1:00 pm

    REGISTRATION FEE:      

                    - Member*: $ 30.00

                    - Non-Member $ 40.00

                      CLE Credit - $ 15.00

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

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

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