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The Susquehanna Valley Chapter works in conjunction with the American Payroll Association to provide outstanding networking, education opportunities and professional development resources through chapter meetings, study groups, statewide/regional conferences and community outreach.

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The Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the American Payroll Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Mailing Address:

Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the American Payroll Association

PO Box 7478 

York, PA  17404

August 24, 2017

Full Day Mini-Conference

Erin E. Delaney

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Branch of Economic Analysis and Information


In the Category of Pay and Benefits

  • An overview of how the data is collected
  • An overview of how to get to the data
  • An overview of the relevant programs that you publish relating to pay and benefits
  • Specific data trends (i.e. historical and current wages at the county level)


Chet McCullough  

Workforce Development Coordinator

  • Need-to-know developments at the PA Department of Labor
  • An overview of e-SIDES

Per the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry:


SIDES and SIDES E-Response are web-based systems available to employers and TPAs - free of charge - that provide a secure, electronic and nationally-standardized format to respond to UC information requests. SIDES is designed for employers and TPAs that typically deal with a large volume of UC information requests, while SIDES E-Response is for employers with a limited number of UC claims throughout the year.


SIDES and SIDES E-Response have the potential to significantly improve the UC information exchange process. While the best option depends on the specific needs of an employer, both systems offer significant benefits:

  • Saves time and money
  • Available for FREE
  • Reduces staff time
  • Reduces paper work
  • Helps keep UC rates as low as possible by reducing overpayments
  • Provides an electronic, nationally standardized data format
  • Includes data checks to ensure the exchange of complete and valid information
  • Provides tools for a healthier bottom line

Kate Kohler


Sandler Training

Agenda Items:

Extended DISC – The group will understand the four different personality styles and learn how to adapt/adjust to those who are different. I will provide laminated cards for each person to keep as a cheat sheet for “how to identify each style” and “how to communicate with each style”. I will also discuss how to send emails to each style in an effort to get timelier responses.

Transactional Analysis – We will break down the Three Ego States – Parent, Adult, Child and explain what type of emotional triggers cause these various behavioral styles to come out and deteriorate relationships and conversations.


I/R Theory – Help participants understand why self-worth and value is diminished, why we take and give things personally, and how important it is to separate our roles in life from who we are. This will help build confidence, empathy and positive outlook, leading to more effective and efficient “doers” and communicators.

Miscellaneous Communication Awareness Tips – We will discuss how important tonality, body language and the spoken word really are, as well as other tips and techniques to pay attention to when communicating.

Kate Kohler is Co-Owner at Sandler Training, York PA and specializes in sales, leadership and customer service training and coaching with hundreds of clients from all over South Central PA.

Kate also works with numerous organizations and associations as a speaker, staff meeting liaison, and leads workshops focused on areas, such as, team building, communication effectiveness and goal setting.

Over the last 16 years, Kate has been highly involved in her hometown of York, volunteering her time amongst various organizations like Downtown Rotary Club of York, The York County Economic Alliance and local youth sports programs.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband, CJ, and her two boys, Peyton & Alex.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics Presentation

APA Presentation_Aug 2017.pdf

View the Pennsylvania Unemployment Presentation

August 24th 2017 PAUC.pdf

View the Sandler Training Presentation

August 24th 2017 Sandler.pdf

June 22, 2017, Chapter Meeting

"The PayCard Solution - Yes You Can!"

Presenter: Dallas Wilfong, Director of Sales, Eastern US, rapid! PayCard

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Click HERE for a PDF of the Presentation

May 25th, 2017, AFTERNOON Chapter Meeting

"Payroll's In Jeopardy!"

Live Interaction - No Presentation Available

March 23, 2017, Chapter Meeting
"Being Heard At The Top"
Click HERE for PDF of the AGENDA and HERE for PDF of the DISC handout

February 2017 

Discretionary Bonuses, Non-Discretionary Bonuses, Special Occasion Bonuses: 

How are the different and how do you handle these in Payroll?

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