of Eastern PA
January Newsletter
January 3, 2018
Register Now for Our
Annual Winter Membership Meeting
You’re invited to join the M&SCA of Eastern PA at our annual Winter Membership Meeting, Association Elections, Poker Tournament and Casino Night! 

Registration for the meeting & dinner is free for members

The Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament buy-in is $225 per person and is open to anyone.
All proceeds go to the M&SCA PAC Fund, and therefore must be paid for with a personal check or credit card.

Chips for additional casino games, including craps and roulette, will be available to purchase at the event. Bring a friend and register today!

Guest Speaker: Mike Brandt - MCAA President Elect
Thursday, January 18, 2018
5 PM: Cocktail Hour | 6 PM: Dinner/Meeting
7 PM Poker Tournament, Craps, Roulette, & Black Jack
Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
500 Stevens Dr, Philadelphia

MCAA Change Orders, Productivity, 
& Overtime Guide
Instructor John Koontz
We're kicking off the 2018 Education season with a brand new, two-day class perfect for everyone on your project team.

Learn how to identify, calculate and get paid for true costs of changes to your projects with a class specifically created for the M&SCA of Eastern PA. 

Date: February 14 & 15
Time: 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Place: Chubb Conference Center
800 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill
Cost: $150 Members* | $300 Non-Members
*Contractor Members in good standing get first
registrant free with code 2017KOONTZII-FREE

Get Involved with the M&SCA of Eastern PA in 2018
Our Association's success is largely due to the time and dedication of our Members, Board of Governors, and Committees. It is your active participation that allows the M&SCA of Eastern PA to become stronger and continue to gain influence and market share in our industry.

Looking for ways to get involved? Consider participating in our labor/management programs, joining a committee.

To explore which committee is right for you, follow the link below for a full description of each committee. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Association Office and talk with a staff member. The link below will provide you with an opportunity to sign up for the committee of your choice.
2017 FASB Reporting Info
2017 FASB 715-80 Reporting Information for Local 420 and Local 690 is now posted to the  MCAEPA.ORG  website.

As a signatory employer contributing to a Multi-Employer Defined Benefit Pension Fund, you will be required to include a Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Disclosure Table with your audited financial statements.
Your Association has compiled the 2017 information you will need for Local Unions 420 and 690 and made it available on our website in the Contractor Resources area.

You will need your username and password to access the information. If you need help with your credentials please contact the Association Office at 610-940-4999. 
Local 420 Service Apprenticeship
Evaluations are Now Due
Help our continued efforts to improve our service apprenticeship program by submitting an apprentice evaluation form. It is requested that you submit a form once a period and/or at the point of a layoff or termination. This form is to be completed by someone with daily knowledge of the apprentice and his or her work habits.
Upcoming Labor Management Meetings
M&SCA of Eastern PA has three labor management meetings scheduled in the coming weeks. These meetings are vital to continuing a productive and profitable relationship with our labor partners and provide a valuable dialogue on how to increase our market share in the industry. Click below to view additional information and RSVP.

LU 690 Labor Management Meeting - Monday, January 8

LU 420 MCA Labor Management Meeting - Tuesday, January 16

Service Managers Rountable - Thursday, February 1
2018 M&SCA Safety Awards
Did your company have a safe and productive year in 2017? If so, submit your stats and get recognized!

M&SCA of Eastern PA is now taking submissions for the 2018 Safety Awards. The Awards will be presented at the April 26, 2018 Spring Membership Meeting. Nominations close on Friday, March 31st. Get more information and nominate your company by clicking the link below.
ACA Reporting Resources
Reporting Deadlines:
February 28, 2018 (Paper)
April 2, 2018 (Electronically)
As you may know, the size and structure of your workforce determines the way your business approaches ACA reporting. An employer’s size is determined by the number of its full-time employees, including full-time equivalents. Employers must determine their ALE (Applicable Large Employer) status each calendar year based on the average size of their workforce during the prior year. Use the link below to determine if you are an ALE.
If you are an ALE, the following link explains what is required for IRS Form 1095-C and 1094-C. Please consult your accountant, payroll provider or HR specialist for additional resources. 
Upcoming National Events
January 23 - 25, 2018
San Diego, CA

January 29 - 30, 2018
Irvine, CA

February 5 - 6, 2018
Phoenix, AZ

March 25 - 29
San Antonio, TX
MCAA 2018 Convention

Early Bird Registration Closes January 5!
Registration for the 2018 Annual MCAA Convention, taking place this coming March 25-29 at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, is now open!

Click below to access the Convention website, which includes all the information you need.
Where: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country
Speakers: Malcolm Gladwell, Laura Bush, David Robinson, Mark McManus, Ted Koppel, and many more.
Entertainment: Concert by four-time Grammy winner Keith Urban
Activities: Golf Tournament, Fun Run/Walk, & Tennis Tournament

Plus so much more! Click below to see the full planning guide and list of speakers & events.
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Thursday, January 18
5 PM @ Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel

Tuesday, February 6
8 AM @ CM3 Building Solutions

Wednesday, February 14 -
Thursday, February 15
7:30 AM @ Chubb Conference Center
Friday, January 5
12 PM @ M&SCA Office

Monday, January 8
8 AM @ LU 690

Tuesday, January 16
8 AM @ LU 420

Friday, January 19
8 AM @ M&SCA Office

Thursday, January 25
9 AM @ LU 420

Thursday, February 1
8 AM @ M&SCA Amenities Center

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