Virtual Classroom

  • PSATS Virtual Boot Camp

    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 and explore the tools and resources available to help you do your job successfully.

  • QuickBooks for the Beginner - Virtual Class - February

    Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 02/04/2021 at 1:30 PM (EST)

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

  • CDL - Probable Cause Training for CDL Supervisory Personnel - Virtual Training - 2/12/21

    Includes a Live Web Event on 02/12/2021 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    Virtual Training Class - State and federal regulations require every employer who has CDL employees driving vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating or operating weight of more than 26,001 pounds used on public roads to participate in a drug and alcohol testing program. These same regulations also require that such employers train all personnel who supervisor employees with commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) in handling suspected on-the-job drug or alcohol use. This workshop addresses these federal requirements by providing supervisory personnel with a working understanding of the federal CDL regulations, including on-the-job probable cause procedures.

  • Performing MS4 Outfall Inspections - Virtual Class - 2/16/21

    Includes a Live Web Event on 02/16/2021 at 10:00 AM (EST)

    In this virtual class, attendees will learn a workable, effective framework for establishing a hierarchy for outfall inspections, a protocol for performing inspections in the field, and method for inspecting documenting and addressing potential illicit discharges.

  • CMV/CDL Records Management - Virtual Training - 2/19/21

    Includes a Live Web Event on 02/19/2021 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    This virtual training workshop will review CMV/CDL employee and vehicle paperwork, including pre-employment inquiries regarding a CDL applicant's records in the FMCSA Clearinghouse; requests for CMV driver's license information from PennDOT; annually reviewing each CDL drivers records in the Clearinghouse; CMV daily vehicle inspection, maintenance, and repair reports; the employer's required policy on CDL drug and alcohol testing; and a general overview of all the CDL regulations.

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

    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.

  • HR and Labor Relations in 2021 - Four New Things to Watch For - Virtual Class - 2/23/21

    Includes a Live Web Event on 02/23/2021 at 10:00 AM (EST)

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

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

    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.

  • CDL - Probable Cause Training for CDL Supervisory Personnel - Virtual Training - 3/15/21

    Includes a Live Web Event on 03/15/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Virtual Training Class - State and federal regulations require every employer who has CDL employees driving vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating or operating weight of more than 26,001 pounds used on public roads to participate in a drug and alcohol testing program. These same regulations also require that such employers train all personnel who supervisor employees with commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) in handling suspected on-the-job drug or alcohol use. This workshop addresses these federal requirements by providing supervisory personnel with a working understanding of the federal CDL regulations, including on-the-job probable cause procedures.

  • CMV/CDL Records Management - Virtual Training - 3/22/21

    Includes a Live Web Event on 03/22/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This virtual training workshop will review CMV/CDL employee and vehicle paperwork, including pre-employment inquiries regarding a CDL applicant's records in the FMCSA Clearinghouse; requests for CMV driver's license information from PennDOT; annually reviewing each CDL drivers records in the Clearinghouse; CMV daily vehicle inspection, maintenance, and repair reports; the employer's required policy on CDL drug and alcohol testing; and a general overview of all the CDL regulations.