• 02 Apr 2013 5:04 PM | Anonymous


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  • 02 Apr 2013 10:17 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    PSLS Associate Member, Charles D. Ghilani, Ph.D., was honored with the 2013 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching from The Pennsylvania State University on March 25. This award spotlights how dedicated Dr. Ghilani is to both his students and the pursuit of knowledge. Read the complete information about the award on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre website at

  • 28 Mar 2013 11:43 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    There are new positions listed under Employment Opportunities.  Check it out if you are looking for a new position. Click on the Calendar/News tab and choose Employment Opportunities.

  • 28 Mar 2013 11:02 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    The Sources Sought notice for the R9 A&E Short Selection Database was posted to FBO Tuesday, March 26. The selection list includes Land Surveying projects with contracts under $150,000. For information click:  PSLS Member Mike Bowmaster forwarded this for distribution and offered to try to help if anyone has questions. You can find his contact information listed under Ralph M. Bowmaster in the database.

  • 19 Mar 2013 2:46 PM | Anonymous

    Fellow PSLS Members: 

    At the December PSLS board meeting, a motion was passed to create a committee to review and revise the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NSPS and PSLS for participating in the 100% Campaign, which is aimed at obtaining 100% membership in NSPS from state affiliates.

    The MOU Committee has made revisions to the document and it is awaiting signatures from board officers. Once signed, the MOU will move to NSPS for review and signatures to make PSLS a full participant. At that point, I will transition from being an NSPS Governor with no voting privileges to a board director with full voting rights. This will offer PSLS a stronger voice at the national level and I will represent members in this capacity at the April 12-14 NSPS spring meeting.

    Through this agreement, PSLS members will become NSPS members. This should take effect immediately; however, timing and the impact on your 2013 dues will be solidified at the April NSPS meetings. In the 2014 dues cycle, PSLS will pay the $40 NSPS dues for the first year to cover all full PSLS Members regardless of whether they were NSPS members previously; and Associate Members, Student Members, and Life Members who were 2012 NSPS members (those who were not 2012 NSPS members would need to pay the additional $40 NSPS dues on top of the regular PSLS dues).

    Please read the MOU agreement here (pdf). For questions, please contact me or the PSLS office.

    As a part of my new duties, I will be reporting on the happenings at the NSPS Executive Board meeting as well as the NSPS improvements that are being made and improvements planned in the future. You answered the call of NSPS, now they will answer the call of surveyors around our nation.

    Robert R. Miller, PLS
    NSPS Governor of Pennsylvania
    P: 267-923-8673 ext. 117

  • 19 Mar 2013 11:59 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for a NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying Exam review webinar on Monday, April 1 at 6 p.m. For more information and valuable links, check our calendar of events. Register here.


  • 14 Mar 2013 9:21 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    NCEES has announced changes for the Principles and Practice of Surveying exam.  Beginning in April 2013, there will be a closed book test.  For details on this and other changes, click here.

  • 08 Mar 2013 2:07 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)
    PSLS is looking for member contributions to include in the upcoming copy of the PA Surveyor.  If you have articles or photos that you would like to see published, please send them to
  • 07 Mar 2013 1:04 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    NSPS published an interview with Legislative Affairs Consultant John Palatiello in the 3.7.13 issue of PSM Field Notes. Click here for a full transcript of the interview. In conjunction with the interview, NSPS is asking for your opinion on legislative issues. There is a brief survey posted in which you can express your interest in various issues. This is a quick and easy way to make sure your voice is heard.

  • 03 Mar 2013 1:42 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)
    We hope you enjoy the new PSLS website and the new Members Only section (login at the top right corner). With such a major project, we anticipate needing corrections, so please bear with us as we work to iron out the details of improving the site. It is now linked to our membership and event software, so you may see some changes in our e-notices and meeting registration. As always, please submit comments and suggestions to, and contact us at 717-540-6811 for assistance. We will be glad to help you.
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