• Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 04/24/2023 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

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

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

    Qualifies for 5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits

    Date:
                              April 24, 2023

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

    Location:
                              Hotel Hershey
                              Garden Terrace East
                              100 Hotel Road
                              Hershey, PA  17033

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

         ** 5 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, (in-person and virtual), 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 (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/15/2023 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will focus on the operational and financial issues that municipalities must consider with respect to the use of electric vehicles within their fleets, as well as choosing providers for EV charging stations for municipal and public use.

    This webinar will focus on the operational and financial issues that municipalities must consider with respect to the use of electric vehicles within their fleets, as well as choosing providers for EV charging stations for municipal and public use. 

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   February 15, 2023

    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. 
    For classes, (in-person and virtual), 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 (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/24/2023 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    Through the use of case studies and checklists, the instructors at this virtual class will discuss best practices and ethical behavior when confronted with difficult issues. Topics will include the relationship between the appointed officials and elected officials (and the appointed officials and their subordinates or department heads) and will be focused on helping you steer a course that leads to the best possible outcomes. Registrants will be invited to submit issues in advance that are currently facing their municipality.

    Elected and appointed officials are often asked to solve problems that are either not within their authority to solve or where the proposed “solution” might create negative unintended consequences for the municipality.  Navigating these difficult issues requires skill, diplomacy and, often patience.

    The election is over.  New Supervisors have been elected after a contentious campaign.  Many promises were made, many of them impossible or downright illegal to fulfill.   The newly elected Supervisors were not involved in local government prior to their election.  What can you, as the Manager/Secretary do to inform these new Supervisors about their roles and responsibilities?

    An application for a Sheetz gas station/convenience store is proposed in a location where it is a permitted use.  A vocal group of residents and local businesses are vehemently opposed and will be attending the next meeting of the Board of Supervisors.   How do you prepare the Board for the meeting?  What do you tell the residents?

    New residents have moved to the Township to escape high taxes.  The new residents quickly realize that they miss paved roads, sidewalks and parks, streetlights, and a Police Department.  The Board is facing pressure to provide additional services but don’t want to raise taxes.    They understand that services cost money, but they are asking you to come up with a plan to deal with the newbies.  What’s your plan?

     Through case studies and checklists, the instructors at this virtual class will discuss best practices and ethical behavior when confronted with difficult issues.  Topics will include the roles of the elected officials, the administrator and other employees as they steer a course that may lead to the best possible outcomes.  Registrants will be invited to submit issues in advance that are currently facing their municipality.

    For Elected and appointed officials, Secretaries, Managers and Treasurers who have taken Basic Secretary/Administrators Training; and/or have more than five (5) years of municipal experience. 

    Qualifies for 3 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   January 24, 2023

    Time:

                    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 55.00

                    Non-Member –  $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, (in-person and virtual), 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 (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/19/2023 at 9:00 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.

    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.

    Eligible for 2 PMGA Administration Points

    Date:

                   January 19, 2023

    Time:

                    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 35.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 45.00

                    

                 *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, (in-person and virtual), 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 (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/18/2023 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    In this webinar, Terri Cunkle from DCED's Center for Local Government Services will provide best practices when operating within the municipal Chart of Accounts, which is a listing of the account numbers used for municipal budgeting. She will also cover common challenges and questions that arise when handling situations that may not squarely fit within accounts.

    In this webinar, Terri Cunkle from DCED's Center for Local Government Services will provide best practices when operating within the municipal Chart of Accounts, which is a listing of the account numbers used for municipal budgeting. She will also cover common challenges and questions that arise when handling situations that may not squarely fit within accounts. 

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   January 18, 2023

    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. 
    For classes, (in-person and virtual), 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 (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/15/2022 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    In this virtual class, you will learn how to print W-2s and 1099s and file all year-end taxes and reports with the Internal Revenue Service and state agencies.

    In this virtual class, you will learn how to print W-2s and 1099s and file all year-end taxes and reports with the Internal Revenue Service and state agencies.

    * This instruction is based on the QuickBooks Desktop application, not the online version.

    Qualifies for 3 PMGA Administration Point 

    Date: 

                   December 15, 2022 

    Time: 

                    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

     

    Registration Fee: 

                    Member* -  $ 55.00 

                    Non-Member –  $ 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, (in-person and virtual), 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 (717) 763-0930, x-159. 

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/13/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    If you are unsure whether you have everything ready for your township's 2023 Organization Meeting, required to be held Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 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 2023 Organization Meeting, required to be held Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 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.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   December 13, 2022

    Time:

                    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 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. 
    For classes, (in-person and virtual), 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 (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 19 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/05/2022 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    This virtual class is a must-attend for anyone who has responsibility for HR and personnel management in their township. In this seminar, the team from Eckert Seamans will detail what to expect in human resources and labor relations.

    This virtual class is a must-attend for anyone who has responsibility for HR and personnel management in their township. In this seminar, the team from Eckert Seamans will detail what to expect in human resources and labor relations.

    Qualifies for 5 PMGA Administrative Points

    Eligible for 5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits

    Agenda:

    The agenda for this event will include the following topics:

     

    • And Then This Happened: The Year in Review (Plus….A Look Ahead) - This session focuses on developments in labor and employment law over the past year.  We will discuss recent employment law cases that affect townships of all sizes.  Given the pace of change in 2022 so far, an hour may not be sufficient time to cover all the developments in this fluid area of the law. We will also discuss how the recent state and federal elections may impact the world of municipal employment in the coming years.

     

    • Correcting Employees – What Works and What Does Not - We will discuss the steps necessary to hold employees accountable and to, when necessary, impose appropriate discipline.  We will discuss the law on employee supervision, rules about which employees can be held accountable and outline best practices on how to improve the personnel function in your township so that you get the best out of any employee.

     

    • Social Media and the Public Sector Workplace - The use (and more often misuse) of social media by employees has been a substantial issue in determining whether an employee’s social media posts (both on and off duty) can either be regulated by an employer.  We will cover all the rules necessary to determine when an individual’s online posts can be subject to discipline and when they cannot.

     

    • Medical Marijuana in the Workplace - Employers are seeing an increase in individuals seeking to use medical marijuana cards across all industries.  Many townships have seen the same increase.  In this session, we discuss best practices to address employees who test positive for drugs and how to engage on the issue of legalized marijuana use in the public sector.

     

    • Employment Contracts, Agreements, Side Letters, and “Understandings” - Many individual employees have different working arrangements with townships including “contracts” which may or may not be legal.  We will break down who in a township can have a contract and what agreements with employees are binding and why.  We will examine common misunderstandings regarding what employers can—and cannot—do.

     

    • Municipal Employment Jeopardy - Moderated by PSATS staff, Eckert lawyers and their teams will compete against each other to earn bragging rights by answering questions about labor and employment law.  Yes, there will be a Daily Double.

    Date:

                   December 5, 2022

    Time:

                  9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    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, (in-person and virtual), 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 (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Do you struggle with finding answers in the Second Class Township Code? Or, do you wonder if your township’s practices actually match up with the law’s requirements? Through this webinar, which will be set in a fun, game-style setting, you will become more comfortable with the Second Class Township Code and how it is organized and at the same time learn some new, or possibly forgotten, key aspects that will help you do your job in a more efficient and accurate manner.

    Do you struggle with finding answers in the Second Class Township Code? Or, do you wonder if your township’s practices actually match up with the law’s requirements? Through this webinar, which will be set in a fun, game-style setting, you will become more comfortable with the Second Class Township Code and how it is organized and at the same time learn some new, or possibly forgotten, key aspects that will help you do your job in a more efficient and accurate manner.  

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration 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).

    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, (in-person and virtual), 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 (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this webinar, Tricia Springer, an experienced practitioner before the Office of Open Records, will provide the latest insight into what is confidential and what cannot be considered confidential in the workplace. She will use real world examples to make sure that your records are properly protected. She will also discuss the increasing use of electronic data in the workplace and who can access that data.

    In this webinar, Tricia Springer, an experienced practitioner before the Office of Open Records, will provide the latest insight into what is confidential and what cannot be considered confidential in the workplace. She will use real world examples to make sure that your records are properly protected.  She will also discuss the increasing use of electronic data in the workplace and who can access that data.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Eligible for 1 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit

    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, (in-person and virtual), 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 (717) 763-0930, x-159.