Vivitrol Funds and
Department of Corrections (PA DOC) is pleased to announce the
availability of up to $3 million in state funds. The Non-Narcotic
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) solicitation is established by
the PA DOC to increase opportunities for counties to provide long
acting non-narcotic, non-addictive medication (Vivitrol: Naltrexone
for extended-release injectable suspension, 380 mg/vial) combined
with comprehensive substance abuse treatment to eligible offenders
upon release from county correctional institutions.
On July 31, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a free Vivitrol Conference
will be held at the DOC Training Academy, 1451 N. Market Street,
Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Topics include implementing successful
programs, the grant application process, reentry efforts, allowable
expenses, lessons learned, reporting requirements and budget development.
Administrators, business managers, medical staff, reentry staff,
social workers and project managers should attend.
Courthouse Videos to Air
The CCAP/PCNTV Historic
County Courthouses videos will again air this year on PCNTV
and feature York County on Thursday, August
16; Luzerne County on Thursday, August 23; Fayette
County on Thursday, August 30; Lawrence County
on Thursday, September 6; and Clarion County
on Thursday, September 13. All programs will air at 7 p.m. After
airing the videos will be placed here on
the CCAP website.
York County Open Data Portal Launched
The York County Planning Commission, with
coordination from York County departments, has launched the York County GIS Open
Data Portal. The portal allows anyone with internet
capabilities to freely access and download current and up-to-date
York County data. You have the option to download to a shapefile
or geodatabase format. This site also includes links to their
most widely used online web mapping applications like the property
viewer. If you have questions about open data
site, please contact Tanya Wall, Joe Simora or Jacob
Broadband Access Research
The Center for
Rural Pennsylvania is currently sponsoring research, Broadband
Availability and Access in Rural Pennsylvania, to
analyze and assess broadband availability in Pennsylvania, and is
asking Pennsylvania residents to participate. The test results will
help Pennsylvania State University researchers to measure actual
internet speeds. The test will also provide participants with
information about their broadband connection. If you'd like to help
the Center for Rural Pennsylvania and our research partners at Penn
State University map broadband access in Pennsylvania, please visit http://broadbandtest.us/ and take the
broadband speed test.
CECD Employment Report
The Center for
Economic and Community Development (CECD) at Penn State has published
Employment on the Move: 2001-17. The report details,
mostly with graphs, maps, and figures, the substantial employment
changes that have occurred across the commonwealth since 2001.
Rural Development Funds Available
being accepted for funds that must be used by August 1 from the
United States Department of Agricultural Rural Development. Eligible
applicants are public bodies and non-profit organizations located in
rural areas of population of 10,000 or less. This program can be
used to construct, enlarge, extend or improve rural water, wastewater
and storm wastewater facilities. Visit here or call (717) 237-2188 for
Reminder to Set Elected Officials' Salary Schedule
For non-home rule
counties, December 31, 2018 is the last date to set the salary
schedule for county elected officials running for the 2020 term,
since the county salary law specifically prohibits action in the year
commissioners are running for office (see 16 P.S. 11011-10.1; home
rule counties should check the provisions of their charters).
Commissioners must adopt a schedule of increases, based on a uniform
percentage applied to each row office. Most counties indicate a
specific percentage by year (e.g., 2020, 3 percent; 2021, 3 percent;
Although it is not tested in appellate courts, we believe it is also
permissible to establish a specific salary benchmark (e.g., December
12-month US all-workers CPI). We also suggest consideration of
extending the schedule for six years, to include the full term of row
offices that have terms commencing in 2022.
In addition to the uniform percentage requirement, the county salary
law provides that notice of intent to adopt the schedule must be
advertised at least 10 days in advance, and that it is to be adopted
at a special public meeting called for that purpose to be held
between 6 and 9 p.m. at a central location in the county.
Legal Issues and Risk Management Workshops at CCAP
The County Commissioners Association of
Pennsylvania (CCAP) and the CCAP Academy for Excellence in County
Government is pleased to offer county elected officials and
staff the Legal Issues
(Thursday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and Risk Management
(Friday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to noon) workshops at
the CCAP Office in Harrisburg.
On Thursday, October 4, join us as professionals from JonesPassodelis
present on county legal issues including: employment discrimination
claims and the impact of communicating a termination under the burden
shifting framework; civil rights issue impacting counties including municipal
liability, medical care cases in county prisons and hot topics in
prisoner litigation; and, Title VII Harassment in the workplace
claims including an analysis of the impact of #MeToo on county
liability. The workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with
lunch included. Participants in the CCAP Academy for Excellence in
County Government attend at no cost and will earn credit for the
Legal Issues core course upon their full participation at the event.
On Friday, October 5, John Sallade, CRM, Managing Director of CCAP
Insurance Programs, will present on county risk management including:
contracts; claims; governmental immunity; safety and bonding;
workers' compensation; unemployment compensation and, controlling
employee lawsuits. The workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon;
lunch is not included.
Participants in the CCAP Academy for Excellence in County Government
attend at no cost and will earn credit for the Risk Management core
course upon their full participation at the event. The workshops are
open to all county officials and staff. Associate members and
other CCAP vendors are also invited to attend. Registered Academy
participants may attend at no cost. The costs for non-Academy
participants (CCAP members) vary. Other fees may apply for
Academy graduates, associate members and vendors. Participants
can choose to attend one or both workshops. A discount applies for
multi-day attendance. The workshop fee includes refreshments, lunch
(on Thursday only) and session materials. Seating is limited -
please review the workshop brochure
(PDF) and register online
or contact Mandi Glantz, director of member and vendor relations, by
phone (717) 736-4739 or email email@example.com.
Cybersecurity Summit October 1
Save the date! The third annual Cybersecurity Summit will
be held Monday, October 1 at the CCAP office in Harrisburg. This year
we will build on the knowledge gained during the first two summits.
Our continued goal is to raise awareness, educate and engage key
county stakeholders in short and long-term strategies for cyber
incident prevention. A tentative agenda and registration will be
New CCAP Associate Members
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employment law, divorce, custody and support.
- CCAP Annual
Conference, August 5-8, 2018, Wyndham Gettysburg and
Gateway Campus, Adams County
Summit, October 1, 2018, CCAP Office in Harrisburg.
- Legal Issues
(October 4) and Risk Management (October 5) Workshops,
CCAP Office in Harrisburg
- CCAP Fall
Conference, November 18-20, 2018, The Hotel Hershey
For a complete listing of upcoming events refer to the CCAP website.
Registration is now open for the following NACo
Recordings of webinars from the past six months are
available. To access these recordings, or for additional details and
course registration information, please visit naco.org.
As counties notify us of current vacancies we post them
on CCAP's website
and list them below.
Additional information on each posting can be found by
clicking on the name of the vacancy you are interested in. To submit
a job posting, refer to the CCAP Job Postings
webpage. For additional information on submitting a job
posting contact Mandi Glantz.