Quarterly Chapter Meeting

  • 11 Feb 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Blue Bell Country Club

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Quarterly Chapter Meeting

Blue Bell Country Club

Click here for directions to BCC

Cost: $45.00 for Members - $55.00 for Non-members

SEPA Presents:

Pennsylvania New Hire Reporting Program

Speaker: Dennis Marsh, Descriptive Statistician Supervisor with the PA Department of Labor & Industry

He will be discussing the purpose of the Pennsylvania New Hire Reporting Program - to collect timely and accurate information from employers on their newly-hired employees, and match these data against child support case files from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS).

This match is done to identify the resident location and employment information for the child support obligor (the new hire, if applicable), so that an income withholding order for child support payment may be initiated by DHS to the employer. The employer then garnishes the employees’ wages to pay the child support order.

Through this process, dependent children receive the support they are entitled to by state and federal law. He will touch on new hire reporting methods, especially electronic methods (through the internet website at https://www.cwds.pa.gov).

He will also discuss the use of these same data within the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry to detect instances of fraud activity within Unemployment Compensation and Workers’ Compensation Programs; this is also allowed by state law, and results in claimant fraud activity being identified and stopped, and the money paid to claimants (as benefits) being recovered to L&I and the employers’ UI account. In this case, employers benefit by this matching activity through a potential decrease in their UI experience ratings in the UI system (and ultimately lowered UI quarterly tax rates).

Dinner Selection


Dinner will be served buffet style and will include salad, Oven Roasted Chicken, Seared Beef Tips, Olive Oil Pan-Seared Salmon, seasonal vegetables, dessert and coffee. If you have special dietary needs, please contact Kelly Jo at vicepresident@sepaapa.org.

Please remember that if your membership is due for renewal, you must first renew your membership online before you will be able to register at the member rate.  Membership renewal is located in the Membership section of the SEPA website.

Registration for this event will close as of February 6, 2015 or earlier if registration reaches room capacity.  Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed a seat and will only be allowed into the event at the chapter's discretion based on available accommodations.

Community Outreach

The Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County, Inc. (DAP) seeks to prevent domestic violence and is committed to providing services that meet the needs of victims.  DAP supports an empowerment process, which enables victims to move toward self-sufficiency.

DAP was founded in 1976 as part of a grass-roots effort to provide safety, advocacy and supportive services not otherwise available within Delaware County to victims of domestic violence.  In 1977 they expanded into two offices, one in Media, PA and another in the City of Chester, PA. This expansion allowed the Agency to broaden its outreach and increase its core services to include counseling, support groups and civil court accompaniment.

While volunteerism has remained central to the Agency's functioning since its foundation, the organization has witnessed a gradual increase in professional staff and considerable expansion of services in its 33 years of operation.  In 1984 DAP began offering short-term emergency housing through a shelter facility. DAP continues to offer 30 days of emergency shelter and can house up to 24 women and dependent children.

Each year, DAP provides services to more than 4,500 residents of Delaware County. All services are free, including free representation in Protection from Abuse Hearings. DAP remains the sole provider of these services throughout the 49 townships and boroughs of Delaware County.

In speaking with Kathleen, at DAP, she was so grateful at the prospect of SEPA APA collecting items to help their program. When asked what they could use, Kathleen mentioned that when clients come to their facility, often the children need to remain at the facility while the parent is filing paperwork or going to court. The children really need to have items to keep them engaged while they wait, such as:

  • Crayons and coloring books
  • Puzzle books (all ages: find a word, sudoku, etc.)
  • Easy reader books
  • Small individual games
  • Juice boxes
  • Snacks

Thank you for your support!

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