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UTHSC abruptly announces layoffs for 70 employees

UTHSC abruptly announces layoffs for 70 employees

TSEA March 12, 2021 0

TSEA has recently learned the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is laying off 70 employees effective today, Friday, March 12. UTHSC notified affected employees this morning that they would be placed on administrative

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Is 2021 the year you plan to retire?

Is 2021 the year you plan to retire?

TSEA March 11, 2021 0

It is the beginning of a new year, and some TSEA members will be or are considering retiring in 2021. Most state employees, including higher education employees, know the basics about what is required

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Gov. Lee proposes 4 percent raise for state employees

Gov. Lee proposes 4 percent raise for state employees

TSEA February 8, 2021 Comments Off on Gov. Lee proposes 4 percent raise for state employees

Governor Lee during his Feb. 8, 2021 State of the State address recommended a 4-percent raise for State Employees. “I said at the start how proud I am of my staff and cabinet, and

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TSEA urges Gov. Lee to prioritize state employees

TSEA urges Gov. Lee to prioritize state employees

TSEA February 4, 2021 Comments Off on TSEA urges Gov. Lee to prioritize state employees

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Employees Association urges Gov. Bill Lee to include funding for State and Higher Education salary and market adjustments in his proposed FY21/22 state budget. “Our state employees continue to

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University of Memphis to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour

University of Memphis to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour

TSEA January 22, 2021 Comments Off on University of Memphis to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour

The University of Memphis announced this week to faculty and staff that beginning in June 2021, the University will raise the minimum wage for employees to $15 per hour.  “President Rudd and his staff

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Health Insurance Premium Holiday coming June 2021

Health Insurance Premium Holiday coming June 2021

TSEA December 4, 2020 Comments Off on Health Insurance Premium Holiday coming June 2021

(UPDATE: An early version of this article stated there would not be a deduction in June 2021; however, while the premium holiday is for June 2021, the deduction will not appear on your May

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Coping with pandemic anxiety

Coping with pandemic anxiety

TSEA December 2, 2020 Comments Off on Coping with pandemic anxiety

By Gayle Robb TSEA Comp & Benefits Assistant gayle.robb@tseaonline.org  This is a stressful and difficult time for state employees and the State of Tennessee as a whole. COVID-19 has brought many changes to how

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Limited Opportunity for Members to Change to Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP) Network

Limited Opportunity for Members to Change to Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP) Network

TSEA June 1, 2020 Comments Off on Limited Opportunity for Members to Change to Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP) Network

The IRS issued guidance and the Insurance Committees approved a special mid-year opportunity for certain plan members to enroll in the Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP) network from June 8-19, 2020. This limited offer allows

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Cigna LocalPlus network changes

Cigna LocalPlus network changes

TSEA May 22, 2020 Comments Off on Cigna LocalPlus network changes

Effective June 1, 2020, HCA TriStar will no longer be part of Cigna’s provider network LocalPlus. Instead, LocalPlus members in Middle Tennessee will now have access to in-network hospital care at St. Thomas facilities

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Work from home date extended for AWS employees

Work from home date extended for AWS employees

TSEA May 4, 2020 Comments Off on Work from home date extended for AWS employees

A recent communication from the Department of Human Resources says the directive for employees who are able to work from home is being extended to at least Tuesday, May 26. More information is available

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