Education Catalog (Webinars)

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Maximizing Your Limited Road Budget with Pavement Management
This webinar will focus on how to establish a pavement management system and use it to develop an annual or multi-year pavement maintenance and rehabilitation program and budget.

Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

9/26/2018  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Filing Your UC Quarterly Reports

This webinar will focus on the UC quarterly report filing process for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the PSATS UC 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

9/27/2018  2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hot Topics in Police Management
From due process to “do not call lists” to much more….Join Sherry Brown and Chris Gerber of Siana Bellwoar as they discuss a wide variety of issues that are affecting municipal police departments today and ways in which municipalities can best position themselves to properly and proactively address those issues.

Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

10/3/2018  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

From Parks to Public Meetings: What Does the ADA Require?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) imposes numerous wide-ranging obligations on all public entities and impacts everything a township does, from installing curb ramps and offering programs to developing websites and communicating with the public. Regardless of size, all townships need to be aware of and comply with the ADA’s obligations. In this webinar, Mark Shaw and Mark Pavkov of MacDonald Illig will provide an overview of the ADA’s requirements and the steps townships should be taking to ensure ADA compliance.

Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

10/10/2018  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan - 10/17/18
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.

10/17/2018  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Preventing Employment Law Issues: A Primer for Local Elected Officials
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, employee constitutional rights, properly (and promptly) investigating employee claims, the importance of employment law training, and written policies necessary for municipal employees.

Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

10/17/2018  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

2019 Uniform Traffic Control Device Requirements - Is Your Township Ready?
The Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), 2009 Edition, established safety improvement requirements for road agencies.  This webinar, presented by Joseph Fiocco of SAFE Highway Engineering, LLC, will describe those requirements that have 2019 implementation deadlines and why it is critical for your municipality to comply with the requirements.

Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

10/24/2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

How to Prepare a Great (and Legal) Fee Schedule
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 Secondary Credit

10/31/2018  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.