Webinar - 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan - 2/6/18 (MEMBERS ONLY)

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.  


Webinar - Best Practices for Right to Know Law and Sunshine Act ComplianceThis webinar will review municipalities' obligations under the Sunshine Act and Right-to-Know Law, discuss recent case law and trends, and provide best practices to help make municipal officials' jobs more efficient and cost effective.

Webinar - Best Practices for Subdivision and Land Development Ordinances - 2/14/18

Does your subdivision and land development ordinance (SALDO) provide your township with all the benefits that it could? Has it been a while since you last reviewed and updated your SALDO? If you are looking to refresh and revise your SALDO, which is the most commonly-used tool for controlling development in Pennsylvania, then you will want to attend this webinar and learn how other townships use their SALDO to: (1) provide adequate sites for development and public use; (2) maintain reasonable and accep


Webinar - Developing Walkable Neighborhoods - 3/14/18

Many communities are working to improve access for pedestrians and bicyclists to meet the needs of younger families. This webinar will discuss how to modify both your comprehensive plan and subdivision and land use development ordinance (SALDO) to increase opportunities for safe walking and biking by your residents.


Webinar - Filing Your UC Quarterly Reports - 3/6/18

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


Webinar - Getting New Emergency Management Coordinators Up-to-Speed - 3/7/18

State law requires that every municipality have an emergency management coordinator (EMC). With the start of a new year, many municipalities may have new EMCs. This webinar will help new EMCs (and the municipalities that appointed them) learn what training and education classes these important community volunteers need to ensure they have the tools to be an effective EMC.


Webinar - How E-procurement Can Save $$ - 3/21/18

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 participa


Webinar - How to Conduct a Road Safety Audit (RSA) - 3/28/18

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.


Webinar - Inspecting Standard Stormwater Control Structures - 2/28/18

Townships are increasingly responsible for ensuring that their stormwater control structures are properly constructed and operated and maintained in accordance with standard practices. This webinar will discuss standard inspection protocols that townships should employ when reviewing the structural integrity and operation and maintenance records of their stormwater structures.


Webinar - Open Records Officer Responsibilities - 2/21/18

Your township’s open records officer (ORO) is responsible for ensuring compliance with the state’s Right-to-Know law, including the process for the public to request records, how your ORO should respond to such request, and the appeals process. This webinar will review municipalities' obligations under the Sunshine Act and Right-to-Know Law, discuss recent case law and trends, and provide best practices to help make municipal officials' jobs more efficient and cost effective.


Webinar - What Governor Wolf's 2018-2019 State Budget Means to Your Township - 2/8/18

Mark your calendars! Governor Tom Wolf will present his 2018-2019 state budget proposal on February 6. PSATS' Legislative Staff will host a FREE Members-Only budget briefing on February 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to help our members understand the proposal and the affect it will have on your township. This interactive session will provide a timeline of the budget process and highlight the top issues PSATS will focus on during budget discussions in the coming months.


Webinar - Working with Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOADs) - 2/7/18

Townships have historically relied on volunteer organizations such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army to provide additional logistical and technical support in the aftermath of a local disaster or emergency. These volunteer organizations active in disasters (VOADs) can provide critical services such as temporary room and board and mobile canteens to people affected by local disasters. This webinar will introduce techniques to help emergency management coordinators more fully integrate local VOADs into


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