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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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Legislative Update: 2-14-2020

Legislative Update: 2-14-2020

TSEA February 14, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: 2-14-2020

Highlights from the week: TSEA met this week with House Speaker Cameron Sexton to discuss TSEA legislative agenda items and important state employee issues and concerns. We are encouraged by the conversation and look

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Legislative Update: 2-7-2020

Legislative Update: 2-7-2020

TSEA February 7, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: 2-7-2020

The legislative bill filing deadline has now passed (Wednesday, Feb. 5), so we can begin looking over the hundreds of bills filed to determine those that would impact state employees.  As we identify bills

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Legislative Update: 1-31-2020

Legislative Update: 1-31-2020

TSEA February 4, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: 1-31-2020

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Legislative Update: 1-24-2020

Legislative Update: 1-24-2020

TSEA January 24, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: 1-24-2020

Health Insurance Premium HolidayThe State Group Insurance Committee today approved an insurance premium holiday for May 2020 for active state and higher education employees. What this means for State Employees: Active state and higher

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Legislative Update: 1-17-2020

Legislative Update: 1-17-2020

TSEA January 17, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: 1-17-2020

The first week of the 2020 Legislative Session was action-packed! We started the week with hearings affecting both the Department of Correction and the Department of Human Services. As the week unfolded, there were

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Statement on Comptroller audit findings in TDOC

Statement on Comptroller audit findings in TDOC

TSEA January 13, 2020 Comments Off on Statement on Comptroller audit findings in TDOC

The findings included in the recent Comptroller’s audit of TDOC raise serious concerns for the safety of the state employees and inmates in our state prison system. TSEA believes Commissioner Tony Parker and his

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Gov. Lee announces 12-weeks paid family  leave for state employees

Gov. Lee announces 12-weeks paid family leave for state employees

TSEA January 7, 2020 Comments Off on Gov. Lee announces 12-weeks paid family leave for state employees

Gov. Bill Lee today signed an executive order to provide 12 weeks of paid family leave for State Employees.  According to the Tennessean’s coverage of today’s announcement, Tennessee will be the only state providing 12 weeks

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Speaker Pro Tempore Bill Dunn not seeking re-election

Speaker Pro Tempore Bill Dunn not seeking re-election

TSEA September 13, 2019 Comments Off on Speaker Pro Tempore Bill Dunn not seeking re-election

Speaker Pro Tempore Bill Dunn has announced that after 26 years of service to the residents of House District 16 in the Knoxville area, he will not seek reelection in 2020. “For almost 30

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Legislative Update: 5-3-19

Legislative Update: 5-3-19

TSEA May 3, 2019 Comments Off on Legislative Update: 5-3-19

This week the state budget passed and the legislative session adjourned for the year. This was a great week for state employees, as more than $100M was included in the budget for various salary

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