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Update on Privatization at Mountain View Youth Development Center

Update on Privatization at Mountain View Youth Development Center

TSEA May 18, 2017 Comments Off on Update on Privatization at Mountain View Youth Development Center

In early April, the Department of Children’s Services signed a contract with out-of-state private security provider G4S to privatize Mountain View Youth Development Center. However, there is a serious problem with the property’s deed

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TSEA attends RIF meeting at GVDC

TSEA attends RIF meeting at GVDC

TSEA May 18, 2017 Comments Off on TSEA attends RIF meeting at GVDC

The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities held Reduction in Force meetings for the final closure of Greene Valley Developmental Center on April 19 and 20, 2017. Two TSEA staff members, Jo Ann Davis-Davis

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Is facilities management outsourcing about something bigger than Tennessee?

Is facilities management outsourcing about something bigger than Tennessee?

TSEA May 18, 2017 Comments Off on Is facilities management outsourcing about something bigger than Tennessee?

Haslam pushes invulnerable outsourcing plan through system By Chris Dauphin TSEA Communications Director chris.dauphin@tseaonline.org Not surprisingly, amid what seemed like daily rebukes from TSEA, state legislators, and other interested parties, both Governor Haslam’s massive

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NextGen IT chooses insourcing over outsourcing

NextGen IT chooses insourcing over outsourcing

TSEA May 18, 2017 Comments Off on NextGen IT chooses insourcing over outsourcing

After several failed state IT projects, Strategic Technology Solutions, formerly the Office for Information Resources, in 2013 decided they would invest in state IT employees through professional training and development instead of outsourcing their

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Budget passes including Pay-For-Performance raises for state employees

Budget passes including Pay-For-Performance raises for state employees

TSEA May 10, 2017 Comments Off on Budget passes including Pay-For-Performance raises for state employees

The legislature this week passed the 2017-2018 state budget which includes funding for pay-for-performance raises of three percent for those with evaluation scores of valued, advanced, or outstanding. Employee evaluations should be completed on

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Fall Creek Falls outsourcing plan postponed

Fall Creek Falls outsourcing plan postponed

TSEA March 1, 2017 Comments Off on Fall Creek Falls outsourcing plan postponed

The Department of Environment and Conservation has postponed plans to outsource at Fall Creek Falls state park according to an amendment published today on the Department of General Services website. “As of now, TDEC has delayed their plan to

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TSEA calls for economic impact statement on outsourcing

TSEA calls for economic impact statement on outsourcing

TSEA February 22, 2017 Comments Off on TSEA calls for economic impact statement on outsourcing

NASHVILLE – During a presentation Tuesday before the Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee, the Tennessee State Employees Association called for an economic impact statement for outsourcing plans at Tennessee’s state parks, higher

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Outsourcing is no joking matter

Outsourcing is no joking matter

TSEA January 18, 2017 Comments Off on Outsourcing is no joking matter

Governor Haslam today held a press conference to outline the key points of his 2017 legislative agenda, specifically the Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy or IMPROVE Act. During the press

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Does outsourcing really save taxpayer money?

Does outsourcing really save taxpayer money?

TSEA November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Does outsourcing really save taxpayer money?

Saving taxpayer money is the main selling point behind every proposal to outsource a state service. On the contrary, when analyzed, outsourcing is often found to be more expensive than promised. For example, in

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Press release – Stop the growth of private prisons in Tennessee

Press release – Stop the growth of private prisons in Tennessee

TSEA August 22, 2016 Comments Off on Press release – Stop the growth of private prisons in Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2016 Contact: Chris Dauphin Phone: (615) 256-4533, 800-251-8732 chris.dauphin@tseaonline.org                                                             Stop the growth of private prisons in Tennessee NASHVILLE – In light of the concerns outlined last week by the Deputy

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