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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: 1-17-2020

Legislative Update: 1-17-2020

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

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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Across the state, Legislators show support for State Employees

Across the state, Legislators show support for State Employees

TSEA December 2, 2019 Comments Off on Across the state, Legislators show support for State Employees

JACKSON – Five legislators made time to visit with state employees in early Nov. at TSEA’s Jackson Legislative Dinner, sharing words of support for TSEA and state employees. “I enjoy the relationship with your

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Four More UT Games at TSEA Discount Prices

Four More UT Games at TSEA Discount Prices

TSEA October 1, 2019 Comments Off on Four More UT Games at TSEA Discount Prices

UT is offering State Employees discounted tickets to 4 more home games this season! October 12 – vs. Mississippi St.October 26 – vs. South CarolinaNovember 2 – vs. Alabama-BirminghamNovember 30 – vs. Vanderbilt To

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DCS Announces CPS Reorganization Pilot Program

DCS Announces CPS Reorganization Pilot Program

TSEA September 27, 2019 Comments Off on DCS Announces CPS Reorganization Pilot Program

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services today announced plans to merge CPS services and investigations under one division called the Office of Child Safety. “This reorganization incorporates several other changes, which I believe are

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