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Legislative Update Week Ending 3-12-2021

Legislative Update Week Ending 3-12-2021

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This week saw movement on some important legislation for state employees. The big news was the Senate State & Local Government Committee’s passing of SB0361, the Burden of Proof bill. This is a critical

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Burden of Proof Bill Passes important Senate committee

Burden of Proof Bill Passes important Senate committee

TSEA March 9, 2021 0

Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, SB0361, the Burden of Proof bill, passed the Senate State & Local Government Committee, a crucial first hurdle. The vote was unanimous, 9-0. We appreciate Senate Bill Sponsor Sen. Joey

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Legislative Update: Week Ending 2-12-2021

Legislative Update: Week Ending 2-12-2021

TSEA February 12, 2021 Comments Off on Legislative Update: Week Ending 2-12-2021

“I said at the start how proud I am of my staff and cabinet, and I am just as proud of all of our fellow co-workers, the best state employees in all of America,”

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House passes amended state budget; Senate and House to negotiate differences

House passes amended state budget; Senate and House to negotiate differences

TSEA June 17, 2020 Comments Off on House passes amended state budget; Senate and House to negotiate differences

Today the Tennessee House passed an amended version of the state budget. The House version of the budget differs significantly from the Senate’s budget, which means the two legislative bodies must now negotiate and

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House passes 401k match, bill moves to Senate

House passes 401k match, bill moves to Senate

TSEA June 4, 2020 Comments Off on House passes 401k match, bill moves to Senate

Yesterday, under the guidance of our dedicated bill sponsor Chairman Gary Hicks and bill co-sponsor Leader William Lamberth, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed HB2045, our 401(k) bill. This bill, if it were to

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Gov. Haslam signs bill extending Maternity and Paternity leave for State Employees

Gov. Haslam signs bill extending Maternity and Paternity leave for State Employees

TSEA May 4, 2018 Comments Off on Gov. Haslam signs bill extending Maternity and Paternity leave for State Employees

Yesterday (5-3-18) Governor Haslam signed into law legislation which allows state and higher education employees to use their sick leave and annual leave for maternity or paternity leave for a period not to exceed

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Gov. Haslam signs bill to provide employees with evidence prior to disciplinary hearings

Gov. Haslam signs bill to provide employees with evidence prior to disciplinary hearings

TSEA May 4, 2018 Comments Off on Gov. Haslam signs bill to provide employees with evidence prior to disciplinary hearings

Governor Haslam yesterday (5/3/18) signed into law legislation which deals with the handling of evidence for hearings, representation at Step I hearings, and time calculations. This legislation took effect immediately upon being signed into

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Gov. Haslam Vetoes proton therapy cancer treatment option for state employees

Gov. Haslam Vetoes proton therapy cancer treatment option for state employees

TSEA May 3, 2018 Comments Off on Gov. Haslam Vetoes proton therapy cancer treatment option for state employees

Governor Haslam has vetoed legislation which would have provided state employees coverage under the state group insurance plan for physician prescribed hypofractionated proton therapy for cancer treatment as an alternative to radiation treatment. SB367/HB523

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Pay For Performance Raises included in state budget

Pay For Performance Raises included in state budget

TSEA April 24, 2018 Comments Off on Pay For Performance Raises included in state budget

TSEA has verified that the 2018-2019 state budget, passed last week by the House and Senate, includes funding for pay-for-performance raises of 2.5 percent for state employees with evaluation scores of valued, advanced, or

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Subsequent Probation Restored; Governor Signs Bill into Law

Subsequent Probation Restored; Governor Signs Bill into Law

TSEA April 20, 2018 Comments Off on Subsequent Probation Restored; Governor Signs Bill into Law

Earlier today (4-20-18) Governor Haslam signed into law legislation which restores subsequent probation for preferred service state employees who accept another preferred service position within the same state agency. This legislation took effect immediately

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