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State Employees endorse Harwell and Fitzhugh

State Employees endorse Harwell and Fitzhugh

TSEA May 18, 2018 Comments Off on State Employees endorse Harwell and Fitzhugh

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Employees Action Movement (TEAM-PAC) the official PAC of TSEA, today voted to endorse Beth Harwell in the Republican Primary and Craig Fitzhugh in the Democratic Primary in the race for

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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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Subsequent Probation Bill passes House and Senate, heads to Governor

Subsequent Probation Bill passes House and Senate, heads to Governor

TSEA April 5, 2018 Comments Off on Subsequent Probation Bill passes House and Senate, heads to Governor

Earlier today (4-5-18) the Senate and House both unanimously passed an amended version of SB2443. This legislation as amended restores subsequent probation for preferred service state employees who accept another preferred service position within the same

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Veterans Preference Bill passes Senate, heads to Governor

Veterans Preference Bill passes Senate, heads to Governor

TSEA April 4, 2018 Comments Off on Veterans Preference Bill passes Senate, heads to Governor

The Senate today (4-4-18) substituted an amended version of HB2006 for SB2192 and passed the bill. This legislation clarifies that a hiring preference for a state service position must be given to a veteran

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Bill to clarify Veteran’s Preference in Hiring passes House

Bill to clarify Veteran’s Preference in Hiring passes House

TSEA March 22, 2018 Comments Off on Bill to clarify Veteran’s Preference in Hiring passes House

The House today (3-22-18) passed an amended version of HB2006; a bill which clarifies that a hiring preference for a state service position must be given to a veteran on the list of eligible

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Bill to provide employees with evidence prior to disciplinary hearings passes House

Bill to provide employees with evidence prior to disciplinary hearings passes House

TSEA March 22, 2018 Comments Off on Bill to provide employees with evidence prior to disciplinary hearings passes House

The House today (3-22-18) unanimously passed an amended version of HB2469; a bill which deals with the handling of evidence for hearings, representation at Step I hearings, and time calculations. We appreciate all the

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