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House passes amended state budget; Senate and House to negotiate differences

House passes amended state budget; Senate and House to negotiate differences

TSEA June 17, 2020 Comments Off on House passes amended state budget; Senate and House to negotiate differences

Today the Tennessee House passed an amended version of the state budget. The House version of the budget differs significantly from the Senate’s budget, which means the two legislative bodies must now negotiate and

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State Revenues for May 2020

State Revenues for May 2020

TSEA June 9, 2020 Comments Off on State Revenues for May 2020

The state has announced revenues for May totaled $981.9 million, which is $197.3 million less than the budgeted monthly revenue estimate and $184.7 million less than May 2019. “May sales tax collections represent consumer

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House passes 401k match, bill moves to Senate

House passes 401k match, bill moves to Senate

TSEA June 4, 2020 Comments Off on House passes 401k match, bill moves to Senate

Yesterday, under the guidance of our dedicated bill sponsor Chairman Gary Hicks and bill co-sponsor Leader William Lamberth, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed HB2045, our 401(k) bill. This bill, if it were to

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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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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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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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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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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 – Lobby Day ’19

Legislative Update – Lobby Day ’19

TSEA March 29, 2019 Comments Off on Legislative Update – Lobby Day ’19

“I am going to do everything I can in leadership to make certain that you know how much you are appreciated for what you do and can live in a culture of work that

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