Oath of Office
Are you a new township official? Does your township have a newly elected official? Will you be appointing a new official? If you answered yes to any of these questions, be sure to have them complete an oath of office in accordance with section 501 of the second class township code prior to assuming the duties of the office.
Click here for a copy of the oath of office.
Please be advised that in accordance with Section 501 of the Township Code the oath of office must be administered by a notary public, district justice or judge. A copy of the oath must also be filed with the township secretary before assuming the duties of the office. Additionally, section 1902 and Section 1914 of the Township Code allow the chairman of the board of supervisors to swear in township police officers and special fire police officers.
'PSATS Boot Camp' Now Accepting Registrations
'PSATS Boot Camp: Are You Ready for the Challenge of Elected Office?' is an introductory course that helps new supervisors become familiar with their wide range of responsibilities. It's also a great refresher course for experienced supervisors.
Whether new to this position or a veteran of township government, you are aware that your role as township supervisor requires a dedication to the public good and a commitment to your community. You want to be sure your actions and decisions are the best for your township and its residents. Registering for this two-day training program proves your commitment to your new responsibilities.
PSATS, your state association, has assembled an elite but down-to-earth team of experienced trainers who will travel to 13 locations around the state in January, February, and March of 2014. This two-part program will leave you feeling conditioned to handle the duties your role of township supervisor will ask of you and will impart the sense of pride and discipline that you deserve.
Upon completion of this boot camp training, you will receive a certificate showing that you were trained in the duties and responsibilities of your elected township office. You will also receive a handbook that will serve as an excellent reference tool.
Make sure you attend this specialized training, the only newly elected official boot camp designed solely for townships, so you can return to your township more prepared to take on the many challenges that await you.
Job Hunting? See Municipal Openings in the PSATS Classifieds!
The PSATS Online Classifieds appears here at www.psats.org and in the monthly Pa. Township News magazine. The listings change frequently and include positions open, items for sale, items wanted to buy, and requests for proposals.
We currently have four job listings:
- township manager
- assistant manager/treasurer
- city manager
- chief of police
Click here to see the details, along with items for sale, and spread the word to anyone you know looking for municipal work. Check back frequently, and if you're a municipality or municipal entity, contact Brenda Wilt at email@example.com or 717-763-0930 to find out how the PSATS Classifieds, online and in the Pa. Township News, could work for you.
Register Now for Dec. 12 HR & Labor Management Institute
Whether your municipality has 1 employee or 100, elected and appointed officials need to have a working knowledge of employment and labor law issues.
Recognizing that fact, PSATS has partnered with the law firm of Eckert Seamans to bring you the PSATS Human Resources and Labor Management Institute on Dec. 12. It’s a one-day, in-depth training program for municipal employees that will cover:
- tips for developing an employee handbook
- negotiation tactics
- strategies for addressing time and attendance
- employee discipline
- developing employee pension and benefit plans
- many other topics encountered regularly in the workplace
Plus, everyone attending will receive a comprehensive handbook to take back to the office and use as a reference manual.
DATE: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
TIME: Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.; program runs 8:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: PSATS Educational Center, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA 17025
COST: For PSATS members, $99 before 12/1; $119 on or after 12/1 For non-members, $149 before 12/1; $169 on or after 12/1 (To qualify as a PSATS member, the registrant must have paid current annual membership of associate membership dues to PSATS or one of its affiliate associations: Solicitors, Engineers, Planners, or Emergency Management.)
AVAILABLE CREDITS: 1 elective credit for the PSATS Municipal Government Academy; 5 CLE credits for solicitors
Consumer Price Index Rises 1.0% from Oct. '12 to Oct. '13
The Consumer Price Index, a measure of inflation, increased 1 percent nationwide between October 2012 and October 2013.
The CPI is based on actual data from previous months. The total change over the prior 12 months is used by many to determine pay increases for the following year.
The next data release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which will include September figures, may be delayed due to the shutdown of the federal government.