May 2, 2017
Learn more about AESAS's Executives in Residence Opportunity
In the video below, Phoebe Bailey, Executive Director of Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative, describes her personal experience in the Executive in Residence program. 

Phoebe Bailey tells of her experience in the Executive in Residence Program

Don't miss your chance to take part in this excellent professional development opportunity!  Applications are open through May 15. 
ESA-to-ESA Marketplace
Did you know that the best way to partner with other ESAs on a product or service is through the ESA-to-ESA Marketplac e? 

Here is a new service that was just listed on AESA's website.

Inpointe Safety Alert System
InPointe is a mobile application that allows school staff, teachers and other employees to communicate and collaborate in real-time. InPointe was built to function as a mobile panic button during emergency incidents. However, it can also assist with day-to-day communication and collaboration. 
Contact  Chris Weedin  509-575-2885.
federaladvocacyupdateFederal Advocacy - Your voice is needed!
This is a very important time in Washington D.C.: We urge you to take action!

There is a lot happening in Washington DC right now.  Two legislative alerts went out last week, one for Secure Rural Schools/Forest County funding while the other was regarding Medicaid in schools. 

Please reach out to your members of Congress regarding these issues.  Here is background information:

Legislative Update: Secure Rural Schools  

Federal Legislative Advocacy Action Requested:   Medicaid Block Grant

If you need assistance, please contact  Noelle Ellerson Ng, AESA's legislative liaison.
AESA Business Partner News: 
Free webinars about Retirement Plan Audits

For more than 20 years TSA Consulting Group, Inc. (TSACG), a business partner of AESA, has provided their trademarked Third Party Administration services to more than 2,000 employers and 1.2 million participants inside 403(b) & 457(b) retirement programs.  One of TSACG's cornerstone services is the assistance provided in the event of IRS audit.  

They are providing free webinars about retirement plan audits.

Please use this opportunity to stay informed about key requirements regarding retirement plan audits by joining Robert Ard, TSACG's Chief Compliance Officer, for one of the two educational webinars shown below. Each webinar will be limited to the first 1000 registrants. Register using the links provided.
403(b)/457 Retirement Plan Audits
June 13, 2017,    10 a.m. CST            
August 14, 2017  3 p.m. CST

More about TSA:

TSA Consulting Group, Inc. (TSACG) is an independent provider of 403(b) and 457(b) administration services to public education employers and other non-ERISA governmental employers. They have been providing their unique Compliance Edge® program to clients since 1996, while molding and expanding services to incorporate the real needs of their clients in an evolving retirement marketplace.
The company works with Plan Sponsors to provide efficient solutions for IRS compliance including administrative and documentation compliance for Plan and investment provider oversight, payroll remittance services,  record keeping management, and other tailored services to aide clientele with effective Plan administration. In most cases, these services are provided by TSACG at little or no cost to the employer/Plan Sponsor.