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TSEA Legislative Update: 2-21-2020

TSEA Legislative Update: 2-21-2020

TSEA February 21, 2020 Comments Off on TSEA 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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Gov. Lee decides to seek family leave through legislation instead of executive order

Gov. Lee decides to seek family leave through legislation instead of executive order

TSEA February 20, 2020 Comments Off on Gov. Lee decides to seek family leave through legislation instead of executive order

Governor Bill Lee announced on Wednesday his decision to work toward paid family leave for state employees through the legislative process instead of an executive order. “After consultation with legislative leaders, we feel the

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New state employee career portal and applicant system

New state employee career portal and applicant system

TSEA February 6, 2020 Comments Off on New state employee career portal and applicant system

This week, the Tennessee Department of Human Resources announced the launch of a new State of TN career portal and PeopleSoft Recruiting applicant tracking system to search and apply for career opportunities at the

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Gov. Lee’s State of the State Address and Proposed Budget

Gov. Lee’s State of the State Address and Proposed Budget

TSEA February 4, 2020 Comments Off on Gov. Lee’s State of the State Address and Proposed Budget

On Monday, Feb 3, 2020, Gov. Bill Lee gave his second state of the state address outlining the priorities of his proposed state budget. For the second year in a row, Gov. Lee showed

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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 press release, the Laura

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University of Memphis to increase minimum wage to $13 per hour

University of Memphis to increase minimum wage to $13 per hour

TSEA January 13, 2020 Comments Off on University of Memphis to increase minimum wage to $13 per hour

The University of Memphis President David Rudd today announced in an email to all faculty and staff their plans to increase the minimum wage for all their regular hourly wage employees to $13.00 per

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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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Across the state, Legislators show support for State Employees

Across the state, Legislators show support for State Employees

TSEA December 2, 2019 Comments Off on Across the state, Legislators show support for State Employees

JACKSON – Five legislators made time to visit with state employees in early Nov. at TSEA’s Jackson Legislative Dinner, sharing words of support for TSEA and state employees. “I enjoy the relationship with your

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DCS Announces CPS Reorganization Pilot Program

DCS Announces CPS Reorganization Pilot Program

TSEA September 27, 2019 Comments Off on DCS Announces CPS Reorganization Pilot Program

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services today announced plans to merge CPS services and investigations under one division called the Office of Child Safety. “This reorganization incorporates several other changes, which I believe are

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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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