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Health Insurance Premium Holiday Coming This May

Health Insurance Premium Holiday Coming This May

TSEA January 28, 2020 Comments Off on Health Insurance Premium Holiday Coming This May

The State Group Insurance Committee recently voted to give all active state and higher education employees an insurance premium holiday this May. An insurance premium holiday means that active state and higher education employees

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Legislative Update 1-24-2020

Legislative Update 1-24-2020

TSEA January 24, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update 1-24-2020

Health Insurance Premium HolidayThe State Group Insurance Committee today approved an insurance premium holiday for May 2020 for active state and higher education employees. What this means for State Employees: Active state and higher

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Inclement Weather Policy reminder

Inclement Weather Policy reminder

TSEA January 23, 2020 Comments Off on Inclement Weather Policy reminder

It is that time of year when winter weather may have us waking up and debating on whether it is safe to drive to work. Inclement weather does not usually warrant the closing of

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University of Tennessee to offer employees paid leave

University of Tennessee to offer employees paid leave

TSEA January 21, 2020 Comments Off on University of Tennessee to offer employees paid leave

A new leave policy will allow the University of Tennessee employees paid time off for organ donation or to donate bone marrow effective March 1, 2020. According to the University’s press release, the Laura

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Legislative Update: 1-17-20

Legislative Update: 1-17-20

TSEA January 17, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: 1-17-20

The first week of the 2020 Legislative Session was action-packed! We started the week with hearings affecting both the Department of Correction and the Department of Human Services. As the week unfolded, there were

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Statement on Comptroller audit findings in TDOC

Statement on Comptroller audit findings in TDOC

TSEA January 13, 2020 Comments Off on Statement on Comptroller audit findings in TDOC

The findings included in the recent Comptroller’s audit of TDOC raise serious concerns for the safety of the state employees and inmates in our state prison system. TSEA believes Commissioner Tony Parker and his

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University of Memphis to increase minimum wage to $13 per hour

University of Memphis to increase minimum wage to $13 per hour

TSEA January 13, 2020 Comments Off on University of Memphis to increase minimum wage to $13 per hour

The University of Memphis President David Rudd today announced in an email to all faculty and staff their plans to increase the minimum wage for all their regular hourly wage employees to $13.00 per

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Gov. Lee announces 12-weeks paid family  leave for state employees

Gov. Lee announces 12-weeks paid family leave for state employees

TSEA January 7, 2020 Comments Off on Gov. Lee announces 12-weeks paid family leave for state employees

Gov. Bill Lee today signed an executive order to provide 12 weeks of paid family leave for State Employees.  According to the Tennessean’s coverage of today’s announcement, Tennessee will be the only state providing 12 weeks

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Changes to FLSA overtime rule: Effective January 1, 2020

Changes to FLSA overtime rule: Effective January 1, 2020

TSEA December 30, 2019 Comments Off on Changes to FLSA overtime rule: Effective January 1, 2020

TSEA is aware of changes made to your overtime provisions. We have been in communication with numerous Department of Human Resources (DOHR) and departmental officials. TSEA has expressed grave concerns about the timing of

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BREAKING: 2020 Pay for Performance rewards announced

BREAKING: 2020 Pay for Performance rewards announced

TSEA December 16, 2019 Comments Off on BREAKING: 2020 Pay for Performance rewards announced

Today the state announced state employee Pay-for-Performance “rewards” for the 2018-2019 performance cycle. Employees with performance ratings of valued, advanced, or outstanding will receive a 3 percent increase in their base salary. Additionally, state

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