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Legislative Update Week Ending 3-12-2021

Legislative Update Week Ending 3-12-2021

TSEA March 12, 2021 0

This week saw movement on some important legislation for state employees. The big news was the Senate State & Local Government Committee’s passing of SB0361, the Burden of Proof bill. This is a critical

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Burden of Proof Bill Passes important Senate committee

Burden of Proof Bill Passes important Senate committee

TSEA March 9, 2021 0

Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, SB0361, the Burden of Proof bill, passed the Senate State & Local Government Committee, a crucial first hurdle. The vote was unanimous, 9-0. We appreciate Senate Bill Sponsor Sen. Joey

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BREAKING: 2020 Pay for Performance rewards announced

BREAKING: 2020 Pay for Performance rewards announced

TSEA December 16, 2019 Comments Off on BREAKING: 2020 Pay for Performance rewards announced

Today the state announced state employee Pay-for-Performance “rewards” for the 2018-2019 performance cycle. Employees with performance ratings of valued, advanced, or outstanding will receive a 3 percent increase in their base salary. Additionally, state

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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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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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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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Burden of proof bill passes House State Gov Subcommittee

Burden of proof bill passes House State Gov Subcommittee

TSEA March 21, 2018 Comments Off on Burden of proof bill passes House State Gov Subcommittee

The House State Government Subcommittee today (3-21-18) passed an amended version of HB2595, the Burden of Proof bill, on to the full House State Government Committee. To view the subcommittee’s discussion on the bill,

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Bill to restore Subsequent Probation passes Senate State & Local Gov Committee

Bill to restore Subsequent Probation passes Senate State & Local Gov Committee

TSEA March 21, 2018 Comments Off on Bill to restore Subsequent Probation passes Senate State & Local Gov Committee

The Senate State and Local Government committee today (3-21-18) passed an amended version of SB2443 on to the Senate Calendar Committee. To view the committee’s discussion on the bill, including testimony from TSEA, visit

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Bill to clarify Veteran’s Preference in Hiring passes Senate State & Local Gov Committee

Bill to clarify Veteran’s Preference in Hiring passes Senate State & Local Gov Committee

TSEA March 21, 2018 Comments Off on Bill to clarify Veteran’s Preference in Hiring passes Senate State & Local Gov Committee

The Senate State and Local Government committee today (3-21-18) passed an amended version of SB2192 on to the Senate Calendar Committee. To view the committee’s discussion on the bill, visit this link: https://goo.gl/3PUaZt During the

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