Higher Education »

State doubles 401(k) match for one year starting July 1, 2022

State doubles 401(k) match for one year starting July 1, 2022

TSEA June 17, 2022 0

One of the items TSEA worked on this year with your legislators was a temporary (one-year) increase in the 401(k) match. General State and Higher Education Employees will be eligible [&hellip

Read More »
Winter Pay Adjustments and Bonuses 2021-2022

Winter Pay Adjustments and Bonuses 2021-2022

TSEA December 17, 2021 0

On Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, state employees received excellent news about upcoming pay adjustments. Some details of those announcements are included below. “We are grateful to the Lee administration and [&hellip

Read More »
TSEA concerned about funding for 2022 Pay for Performance rewards

TSEA concerned about funding for 2022 Pay for Performance rewards

TSEA November 1, 2021 0

The 2021 Pay for Performance rewards email sent by DOHR to all state employees on May 11, 2021, included a sentence that concerned TSEA and which may have been overlooked [&hellip

Read More »
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 [&hellip

Read More »
U of M President Rudd to step down in 2022

U of M President Rudd to step down in 2022

TSEA March 10, 2021 0

The University of Memphis today announced President M. David Rudd will step down in May 2022. TSEA has enjoyed a positive working relationship with President Rudd since he became President [&hellip

Read More »
Legislative Update: Week Ending 2-19-2021

Legislative Update: Week Ending 2-19-2021

TSEA February 19, 2021 Comments Off on Legislative Update: Week Ending 2-19-2021

Hazardous weather and travel conditions in Middle and West Tennessee, including freezing rain, ice and snowfall, shut down the Tennessee General Assembly this week. The legislature will reconvene next week. [&hellip

Read More »
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 [&hellip

Read More »
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 [&hellip

Read More »
TSEA Higher Education Lobby Day canceled

TSEA Higher Education Lobby Day canceled

TSEA March 19, 2020 Comments Off on TSEA Higher Education Lobby Day canceled

TSEA is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our members. Considering the recent developments of Coronavirus (COVID-19), TSEA will cancel its Higher Education Lobby Day scheduled for [&hellip

Read More »
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 [&hellip

Read More »