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TSEA urges Governor Lee and Legislature to prioritize state employee pay

TSEA urges Governor Lee and Legislature to prioritize state employee pay

TSEA January 20, 2021 Comments Off on TSEA urges Governor Lee and Legislature to prioritize state employee pay

This week, the Tennessee General Assembly convened for a special legislative session on education to address urgent issues facing Tennessee students and schools in the 2021-22 school year, including learning loss, funding, accountability, literacy,

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Gov. Lee Appoints Clarence Carter to Lead Department of Human Services

Gov. Lee Appoints Clarence Carter to Lead Department of Human Services

TSEA January 6, 2021 Comments Off on Gov. Lee Appoints Clarence Carter to Lead Department of Human Services

Governor Bill Lee announced today Clarence Carter as the new commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Services. “Clarence has dedicated his career to helping children and families, and he joins my cabinet with

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Free COVID-19 Testing for State Employees

Free COVID-19 Testing for State Employees

TSEA June 2, 2020 Comments Off on Free COVID-19 Testing for State Employees

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group is coordinating with the Department of Health to provide free, voluntary COVID-19 testing for state employees at five (5) test sites across the state, beginning Thursday, June

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COVID-19: Task Force Reimagine & Operations Update

COVID-19: Task Force Reimagine & Operations Update

TSEA May 22, 2020 Comments Off on COVID-19: Task Force Reimagine & Operations Update

Staff Report The TN Department of Human Resources shared with employees in an email today that Governor Lee’s Task Force Reimagine has established guidelines for all agencies to adhere to moving forward navigating through

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Gov. Lee issues updated Executive Order to require Tennesseans to stay home

Gov. Lee issues updated Executive Order to require Tennesseans to stay home

TSEA April 3, 2020 Comments Off on Gov. Lee issues updated Executive Order to require Tennesseans to stay home

Gov. Lee during his Thursday, April 2 press briefing on COVID-19 announced Executive Order 23, which amends Executive Order 22 to require Tennesseans to stay home unless engaging in essential activities or essential services.

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Gov. Lee issues statewide order closing non-essential businesses

Gov. Lee issues statewide order closing non-essential businesses

TSEA March 30, 2020 Comments Off on Gov. Lee issues statewide order closing non-essential businesses

Gov. Lee during his Monday press briefing on COVID-19 announced Executive Order 22, a two-week statewide order to close all non-essential businesses and urge Tennesseans to “stay at home when at all possible.” “This

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Gov. Lee’s amended Budget Update: 3-18-2020

Gov. Lee’s amended Budget Update: 3-18-2020

TSEA March 18, 2020 Comments Off on Gov. Lee’s amended Budget Update: 3-18-2020

Adjustments are being made to the budget. As of right now, TCRS and Health Insurance are funded. The Pay for Performance adjustments (for Jan. 2021) were reduced from 2.5 to 1.5 percent. The situation is

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Gov. Bill Lee issues guidance for state employees

Gov. Bill Lee issues guidance for state employees

TSEA March 13, 2020 Comments Off on Gov. Bill Lee issues guidance for state employees

Staff Report Gov. Bill Lee issued a statement today advising certified state employees to work from home effective immediately until March 31, 2020, as more confirmed cases of COVID-19 surface in Tennessee. “COVID-19 is

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Legislative Update: 3-13-2020

Legislative Update: 3-13-2020

TSEA March 13, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: 3-13-2020

Update on TSEA OfficePower was restored Monday 3/9 to the TSEA office, but we continue to be without phones due to damage sustained during last week’s tornado in Downtown Nashville. In the meantime, calls

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Legislative Update: 2-21-2020

Legislative Update: 2-21-2020

TSEA February 21, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: 2-21-2020

The most significant news from the week was Governor Bill Lee’s announcement on Wednesday to work toward paid family leave for state employees through the legislative process instead of an executive order.  “After consultation

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