Education Catalog (Webinars)

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How E-procurement Can Save $$
For generations, pen and paper were the traditional means for communicating and conducting business transactions. In the span of roughly 20 years, email and other technologies have revolutionized communications, making these processes more time and cost effective. In similar fashion, e-procurement tools are quickly becoming the modern-day solution for streamlining the procurement and bid management process – saving townships valuable time and money. This interactive webinar will educate participants on the many time and cost-saving benefits of e-procurement, culminating with a brief demonstration of current e-procurement capabilities.

Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

3/21/2018  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

How to Conduct a Road Safety Audit (RSA)
A Road Safety Audit (RSA) is the safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent, multidisciplinary team. This webinar will provide you with information on how the RSA is a proactive safety tool that municipalities can implement on existing local roads to improve safety through low cost safety countermeasure applications. The webinar will focus on the process and steps of an effective RSA and how a Municipality can get started with a Road Safety Audit.

Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

3/28/2018  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Prepare Now for Post-Disaster Recovery
The success of any local disaster recovery effort depends on the planning and preparation effort that your township puts in before the disaster. Effectively implemented, these efforts can speed-up the recovery process and make your township more likely to fully recover from future disasters. To help emergency management coordinators develop effective local disaster recovery plans, PEMA developed its Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan that not only guides action and decision-making during the actual recovery period, but also details actions that should be taken before a disaster strikes. Attend this webinar to learn how you can create an effective local comprehensive recovery plan for your township.

Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

4/4/2018  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Planning for Stormwater Management
As townships across the state work to develop and refine their stormwater management programs, they all are looking for sustainable and effective approaches for these efforts. This webinar will describe how to develop a comprehensive long-term community stormwater plan that integrates stormwater management across your township’s comprehensive plan, sewage facilities plan, and any other land development plans your township has developed. Through this approach, communities can prioritize actions related to stormwater management as part of capital improvement plans, integrated plans, master plans or other planning efforts.

Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

4/11/2018  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Don't Get Railroaded: Stay on the Right Track When Dealing with Railroads
The PA Public Utility Commission has jurisdiction over railway safety issues at certain road and bridge crossings. But outside of public crossings, railroads are often subject to a patchwork of laws inherited from the earliest days of the industry. The growing need for new railway bridges or private crossings can lead to cost allocation disputes between municipalities and railroads. This webinar will discuss creative and effective ways to resolve these cost allocation disputes using a two-pronged approach on the legal and government relations front.

Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

4/18/2018  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
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.

This will be an interactive Webinar; participants will be able to submit questions to the presenter, who will answer them for the entire group.

5/10/2018  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.