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Budget passes; No raises for state employees

Budget passes; No raises for state employees

admyn April 10, 2014 0

NASHVILLE – A last-ditch effort to restore raises for state employees in the state budget failed Thursday afternoon on the House floor. Rep. Craig Fitzhugh and Rep. Matthew Hill both proposed amendments to fund

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Legislative Update – April 7, 2014

Legislative Update – April 7, 2014

admyn April 7, 2014 0

As referenced in our recent Call to Action, the Tennessee General Assembly will be reviewing the Governor’s supplemental budget this week for final budget passage by the end of the week. The supplemental budget

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Haslam cancels raises, but averts insurance premium increase

Haslam cancels raises, but averts insurance premium increase

admyn March 31, 2014 0

NASHVILLE – State employees’ salaries will not be raised this year, but neither will their health insurance premiums, according to Governor Haslam’s budget amendment which will be released Tuesday morning. A proposed one percent

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Legislative Update – March 28, 2014

Legislative Update – March 28, 2014

admyn March 28, 2014 0

Proposed TEAM Act Changes TSEA Bill: HB1940 (Dunn) / SB2045 (Southerland) DOHR Bill: HB1420 (Dunn) / SB1624 (Johnson) Both TEAM Act revision bills passed the full House and Senate this week. The successful passage

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Partnership Promise Reminders for 2014

Partnership Promise Reminders for 2014

admyn March 17, 2014 0

By this time, hopefully every Partners For Health (PFH) plan member (and spouse, if covered) completed their Well Being Assessment (WBA). The date for completion was March 15, 2014. If you have any concerns about this requirement, you need

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Chattanooga State Office Building Temperature Issues Update

Chattanooga State Office Building Temperature Issues Update

admyn March 14, 2014 0

Updated as of 3/14/2014: During January’s record-breaking cold, two state office buildings in Chattanooga, managed by the giant Chicago-based company Jones Lang LaSalle (recently rebranded as just JLL), experienced major challenges with their climate control systems. One employee of the Chattanooga State

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Legislative Update – February 28, 2014

Legislative Update – February 28, 2014

admyn February 28, 2014 0

Lobby Day A Success Thank you for all of your efforts to make Lobby Day a huge success. We have followed up with many legislators based on the discussions you had with them and

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Haslam Administration Considering Privatizing State Park Services

Haslam Administration Considering Privatizing State Park Services

admyn February 27, 2014 0

Once again, the Haslam administration is floating the idea of privatizing a state service. Recently, the Department of Environment and Conservation issued a Request for Information (RFI), on behalf of Tennessee State Parks, seeking

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State employees blanket legislative plaza for annual Lobby Day

State employees blanket legislative plaza for annual Lobby Day

admyn February 21, 2014 0

NASHVILLE, TN – TSEA’s 2014 Lobby Day was one of the biggest and most well-attended Lobby Days the organization has seen in recent years. With approximately 200 members in attendance, many of whom were

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TSEA Legislative Update – February 10, 2014

TSEA Legislative Update – February 10, 2014

admyn February 11, 2014 0

This past week was a very active week for TSEA on Capitol Hill.  Several bills were heard in committees, with others to be heard ­this week. TSEA is asking all members to call their

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