News From PCCA...
The utility and civil infrastructure programs at Missouri State Technical College will see renovations to existing building as well as a new Utility Technology Center thanks to a recent vote by the school's Board of Regents. The program at State Technical College is one of the projects supported by the PCCA Education & Research Foundation.
Details on the decision are available here.
The PCCA Education and Research Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Applicants can apply for one of four $10,000 scholarships. Previous applicants can log in to the Foundation's website using the account they've already created to update their applications as needed.
Scholarship recipients will be selected at the 75th Annual PCCA Convention at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Resort, Nassau, Bahama, in March 2020 and announced in the Q2 PCCA Journal.
The latest edition of the PCCA Journal is in the mail but you can avoid the wait by reading it online.
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On September 16, a coalition of 31 associations, including PCCA, sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate and House transportation committees opposing four costly and burdensome proposals that are being floated for inclusion the next highway bill.
While our prayers certainly go out to all those affected by Hurricane Dorian, we are happy to report that Baha Mar, home to the 2020 PCCA Convention, was not directly impacted by the storm. The resort and the nearby Lynden Pindling International Airport are both fully operational, and the PCCA Convention will go on as planned.
The PCCA Convention runs from February 28 until March 4.
PCCA is sad to report the passing of Dave Moore, a dear friend and valued colleague to many in the association and throughout the industry. Dave, who worked for years at Dura-Line and Arnco, served on the PCCA Board of Directors and as chair of the Associate Member Council.
Dave was one of the genuinely nicest guys that you'll ever know, and he was a great asset to PCCA during some of the association's rocky times," PCCA Executive Vice President Tim Wagner said. "He will be dearly missed."
Tracking Various State Labor & Employment Laws
At the recent PCCA Mid-Year Meeting, labor attorney Greg Guidry, Ogletree Deakins, updated the membership on the multitude of laws, rules, and regulations--federal, state, and local--that employers must be aware of. The challenge of tracking these myriad laws is especially difficult for employers who work in multiple states. To help them track the relevant laws in states where they work, Ogletree Deakins provides several helpful maps that show where different types of laws apply.