Governor Corbett's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission Releases Recommendations

July has proven to be a demanding month for Governor Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission. Recently, the Commission released a list of recommendations on how to treat the growing drilling industry.... read more >

How the AICPA's Major Firms Group Helps Schneider Downs' Clients

As a result of Schneider Down’s growing size and presence in the accounting industry, our firm was first invited to attend the AICPA’s Major Firms Group (MFG) meeting in the late 1990s.... read more >

Update on Shale Horizontal Drilling and High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations in New York and New Jersey

In July 2011, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation unveiled a revised preliminary report regarding the shale horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing regulations, with a 60-day comment period starting in the beginning of August, 2011.... read more >

The SD Lunch Culture

At 12:30 p.m. during my orientation at Schneider Downs, I went to lunch with a few members of the Marketing Department. Little did I know that lunch was ... read more >

Gang of Five (now Six again) Presents New Deficit Reduction Plan


By Ron Kramer

On July 19, 2011, the five remaining U.S. Senators of the “Gang of Six” presented a new deficit reduction plan to about half of the members of the U.S. Senate.... read more >

Social Media and Your Organization: Risks vs. Rewards

Recently, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) released a white paper on social media titled “Social Media: Business Benefits and Security, Governance and Assurance Perspectives,” which highlighted the benefits and potential risks of social media.... read more >

Giant Eagle, Inc. Purchases 10 Heavy-Duty Compressed Natural Gas-Powered Delivery Vehicles

Giant Eagle, Inc. has purchased 10 new Volvo heavy-duty compressed natural gas (“CNH”) powered delivery trucks, which the company estimates will save 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel during their first year in operation.... read more >

GPRA Act of 2010 Designed to Improve Federal Efficiency and Effectiveness


By Roy Lydic

In 1993, Congress passed the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 1993 (GPRA).... read more >

Bringing Hot Dogs to a Fire Drill


By Sean Smith

What do you do when a mandatory fire drill requires more than 250 people to be evacuated from a downtown Pittsburgh office? Why, throw a picnic, of course. ... read more >

IRS Announces Highway Use Tax Return Extension until November 30

On July 15, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service informed truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that they will receive an automatic three-month extension to file their next highway use tax return.... read more >