• Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/17/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Employee fraud or fraud committed by public officials is an issue in local government, unfortunately. This webinar will team an investigator and a CPA with experience in financial fraud examinations and forensic fraud methods to help municipal officials learn about common internal fraud schemes, as well as how to recognize weak internal systems and develop controls to prevent fraud by those who are entrusted with the finances of the municipality and it agencies.

    Employee fraud or fraud committed by public officials is an issue in local government, unfortunately. This webinar will team an investigator and a CPA with experience in financial fraud examinations and forensic fraud methods to help municipal officials learn about common internal fraud schemes, as well as how to recognize weak internal systems and develop controls to prevent fraud by those who are entrusted with the finances of the municipality and it agencies.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   August 17, 2022

    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 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 07/20/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    All entities are exposed to the risk of fraud/theft, especially those with limited resources and human capital. Some of the many risks townships face across the commonwealth are: 1) how supervisors and management identify/mitigate risks, 2) how risks apply to the management and oversight of vendors, and 3) how supervisors and management react and respond to identified vendor risk.

    All entities are exposed to the risk of fraud/theft, especially those with limited resources and human capital. Some of the many risks townships face across the commonwealth are: 1) how supervisors and management identify/mitigate risks, 2) how risks apply to the management and oversight of vendors, and 3) how supervisors and management react and respond to identified vendor risk.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                  July 20, 2022

    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 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 07/14/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will share information about declining population rates in rural Pennsylvania based on results of the 2020 Census and how these changes might affect townships. The webinar will engage audience members by prompting them to explore future actions using community visioning methods and tolls as highlighted in the Center for Rural Pennsylvania’s Community Visioning Handbook.

    This webinar will share information about declining population rates in rural Pennsylvania based on results of the 2020 Census and how these changes might affect townships. The webinar will engage audience members by prompting them to explore future actions using community visioning methods and tolls as highlighted in the Center for Rural Pennsylvania’s Community Visioning Handbook.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   July 14, 2022

    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 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/29/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Supply chain issues and staffing shortages have created challenging conditions when bidding and awarding municipal projects. This thought-provoking session will provide strategies to help your township realize time and cost-efficiencies during the bidding process, all while putting in place practices that reduce the need for headache medicines. The presenter is Freddy Lutz, who serves as Director of Strategic Planning and Client Development for Berks County based PennBid/Apex PM Solutions. With nearly 25 years’ experience in municipal operations, project management, communications & marketing and capital project implementation, Mr. Lutz specializes in consensus building, creative thinking, and moving public sector clients forward with cost effective and practical solutions.

    Supply chain issues and staffing shortages have created challenging conditions when bidding and awarding municipal projects. This thought-provoking session will provide strategies to help your township realize time and cost-efficiencies during the bidding process, all while putting in place practices that reduce the need for headache medicines.

    The presenter is Freddy Lutz, who serves as Director of Strategic Planning and Client Development for Berks County based PennBid/Apex PM Solutions.  With nearly 25 years’ experience in municipal operations, project management, communications & marketing and capital project implementation, Mr. Lutz specializes in consensus building, creative thinking, and moving public sector clients forward with cost effective and practical solutions.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point 

    Date: 

                   June 29, 2022

    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 7 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/28/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    In this virtual class, we will cover a series of common, but challenging, issues that township administrators face when working with and responding to members of the public and media and highlight ways to effectively address them.

    In this virtual class, we will cover a series of common, but challenging, issues that township administrators face when working with and responding to members of the public and media and highlight ways to effectively address them.

    For example, we will review how much detail you are required (and should not) include in your agendas and minutes, how to best reflect public comment, and tips to make the entire process easier for you and your board members. We will also address challenging residents during the public comment period and how your township boards can respond to them to ensure the continuation of a productive meeting. As for the Right-to-Know Law, we will cover hot topics, ways to streamline your response process to limit headaches, and more. The class also explore other public engagement issues and challenges. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to share their own tips and tricks.

    Qualifies for 1.5 PMGA Administration Points

    Eligible for 1.5 CLE Credits

    Date:

                   June 28, 2022

    Time:

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

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 35.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 45.00

                    CLE Credits - $ 22.50

                    

                 *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 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 06/23/2022 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    Join us for in-depth training on how to use QuickBooks Payroll .You will learn the proper way to have your Chart of Accounts set up along with Setting up Payroll items and mapping them correctly. We will learn about Employee Preferences to make setting up new employees easier.Most importantly, we will learn how to set up Payroll Liability schedules, epay and efile forms to make it seamless when doing your payroll using QuickBooks .

    Join us for in-depth training on how to use QuickBooks Payroll. You will learn the proper way to have your Chart of Accounts set up along with Setting up Payroll items and mapping them correctly. We will learn about Employee Preferences to make setting up new employees easier.Most importantly, we  will learn how to set up Payroll Liability schedules, epay and efile forms to make it seamless when doing your payroll using QuickBooks .

    Qualifies for 3 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:   
                     June 23, 2022
     

    TIME:                 
                     9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    LOCATION:

                     Northumberland County
                     Point Township
                     759 Ridge Road
                     Northumberland, PA 17857

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 49.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 65.00

                    

                 *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 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 06/23/2022 at 8:30 AM (EDT)

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

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

    This class includes 3.5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits

    AGENDA:

     8:25 AM          Welcome and Introduction

                              Scott E. Coburn, Esquire, PSATS

    8:30 AM         Issues in Zoning Enforcement 

                              Robert Max Junker, Babst Calland

    Zoning enforcement matters have lots of tripwires for townships and solicitors to navigate. In this session, we will cover a variety of enforcement issues, including property owner defenses, proper documentation and notices, discovery, and more                    

    9:30 AM          New Developments in Wireless and Broadband Regulation

                              Daniel S. Cohen, Esquire, Cohen Law Group

    In this session, we will review townships' options to regulate wireless carriers' activities within the township and share experiences in the immediate aftermath of Act 50 of 2021. We will also cover broadband issues impacting municipalities, including franchise agreements and access. 

    10:30 AM        Break

    10:45 AM        Local Regulation of Grid-Scale Solar Projects

                             
    Tom Murphy, Director, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research

    Many townships are experiencing an increase in permit applications from solar project developers. To support these officials, Penn State University is conducting both outreach and research around the regulation of utility-scale solar projects at the local level. This workshop will share insights from that research, while focusing on common elements in solar zoning ordinances and communication strategies for community discussions of solar projects.

    11:45 AM        Recent Case Update

                            Scott E. Coburn, Esquire, PSATS

    This session will get you up to speed on all of the recent decisions and developments from the Pennsylvania and federal courts that you need to know for your municipal practice.

    12:15 PM          Adjournment   

    PLEASE NOTE: For those interested, tee times have been reserved starting at 1:30 PM at Cranberry Township’s golf course, Cranberry Highlands, which is very close to the township building. Participants are responsible for their own costs. Please contact Scott Coburn at 717-763-0930, ext. 171 if interested.  

    PSATS 2022 SOLICITORS ASSOCIATION SPONSOR  -  McNees, Wallace & Nurick 

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    **PLEASE NOTE: For those interested, tee times have been reserved starting at 1:30 PM at Cranberry Township’s golf course, Cranberry Highlands, which is very close to the township building. Participants are responsible for their own costs. Please contact Scott Coburn at 717-763-0930, ext. 171 if interested.    

     

    Date:

                   June 23, 2022

    Time:

                   8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    Location:

                   Cranberry Township Municipal Building
                    2525 Rochester Road
                   Cranberry Township, PA 16066

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 119.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 159.00

                                    

                 *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 06/21/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will show participants how to use low-cost/no-cost tools to create engaging municipal newsletters. The primary focus will be on Microsoft Publisher (part of the Microsoft Office Suite) and Canva (free version). Stephanie Olszewski from Pine Township, Allegheny County will show the participants how to use each platform to create their newsletter format and information-packed graphics. The participants can use the graphics across communication streams, including newsletters, social media, and websites. She will also show the first-tier paid version of Canva, which offers several additional tools for a low annual cost, including QR codes. Webinar registrants are encouraged to review Microsoft Publisher and Canva (www.conva.com) before the webinar.

    This webinar will show participants how to use low-cost/no-cost tools to create engaging municipal newsletters. The primary focus will be on Microsoft Publisher (part of the Microsoft Office Suite) and Canva (free version). Stephanie Olszewski from Pine Township, Allegheny County will show the participants how to use each platform to create their newsletter format and information-packed graphics. The participants can use the graphics across communication streams, including newsletters, social media, and websites. She will also show the first-tier paid version of Canva, which offers several additional tools for a low annual cost, including QR codes. 

    Webinar registrants are encouraged to review Microsoft Publisher and Canva (www.conva.com) before the webinar.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   June 21, 2022

    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 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 06/21/2022 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    Join us for in-depth training on how to use QuickBooks Payroll .You will learn the proper way to have your Chart of Accounts set up along with Setting up Payroll items and mapping them correctly. We will learn about Employee Preferences to make setting up new employees easier.Most importantly, we will learn how to set up Payroll Liability schedules, epay and efile forms to make it seamless when doing your payroll using QuickBooks .

    Join us for in-depth training on how to use QuickBooks Payroll. You will learn the proper way to have your Chart of Accounts set up along with Setting up Payroll items and mapping them correctly. We will learn about Employee Preferences to make setting up new employees easier.Most importantly, we  will learn how to set up Payroll Liability schedules, epay and efile forms to make it seamless when doing your payroll using QuickBooks .

    Qualifies for 3 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:   
                     June 21, 2022
     

    TIME:                 
                     9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    LOCATION:

                     Lehigh County
                     Upper Macungie Township
                     8330 Schantz Road
                     Breinigsville, PA 18031

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 49.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 65.00

                    

                 *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 06/15/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    In this webinar, you will learn the best practices for using the COSTARS program, which is the statewide cooperative purchasing program administered through the Department of General Services. You will learn more about the deadlines and terms and conditions of the Road Salt program, the importance of your township’s member profile, how to gain the best value during the quote process, and much more.

    In this webinar, you will learn the best practices for using the COSTARS program, which is the statewide cooperative purchasing program administered through the Department of General Services. You will learn more about the deadlines and terms and conditions of the Road Salt program, the importance of your township’s member profile, how to gain the best value during the quote process, and much more.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point 

    Date: 

                   June 15, 2022 

    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.