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October 5 is the Voter Registration Deadline

October 5 is the Voter Registration Deadline

TSEA September 15, 2020 Comments Off on October 5 is the Voter Registration Deadline

One of the most important things a state employee can do to protect their job and benefits is to vote for candidates who support state employees. But you have to be registered to vote first!

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Important 2020 Election Dates and Deadlines

Important 2020 Election Dates and Deadlines

TSEA September 3, 2020 Comments Off on Important 2020 Election Dates and Deadlines

Please mark your calendars for these important election dates and deadlines. Wed., Aug. 5, 2020  – First Day to Request an Absentee Ballot*Mon., Oct. 5, 2020 – Voter Registration DeadlineWed., Oct. 14 – Thurs.,

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Sick Leave Bank assessment waiver

Sick Leave Bank assessment waiver

TSEA September 1, 2020 Comments Off on Sick Leave Bank assessment waiver

The Sick Leave Bank board during their most recent meeting unanimously voted in favor of waiving the 2020 Sick Leave Bank assessment. This action by the board means that membership in the Sick Leave

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TSEA holds Representative Assembly virtually

TSEA holds Representative Assembly virtually

TSEA August 26, 2020 Comments Off on TSEA holds Representative Assembly virtually

NASHVILLE – After an unprecedented year for state employees, and the world, TSEA held its first-ever Virtual Representative Assembly on Friday, August 21, 2020. A Virtual Representative Assembly was necessary this year due to

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State Revenues for June 2020

State Revenues for June 2020

TSEA July 14, 2020 Comments Off on State Revenues for June 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley announced Monday, July 13, that revenues for June were $1.5 billion, which is $12.5 million less than the budgeted monthly revenue estimate.

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Legislative Update: Week ending 6-19-2020

Legislative Update: Week ending 6-19-2020

TSEA June 19, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: Week ending 6-19-2020

The Tennessee Legislature Thursday night passed a $39 billion state budget, which includes over $1 billion in cuts, including the elimination of FY20/21 raises for state employees. Earlier in the week, the House passed

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Legislative Update: Week ending 6-12-2020

Legislative Update: Week ending 6-12-2020

TSEA June 12, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: Week ending 6-12-2020

The Senate yesterday passed a reduced state budget, which incorporates a multitude of cuts, including eliminating raises for state and higher education employees in the coming year.  We expect the House of Representatives will

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Legislative Update: Week ending 6-5-2020

Legislative Update: Week ending 6-5-2020

TSEA June 8, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: Week ending 6-5-2020

The Tennessee General Assembly was very active this week as they work toward finishing up Legislative Session. TSEA Legislation On Wednesday, under the guidance of our dedicated bill sponsor Chairman Gary Hicks and bill

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Free COVID-19 Testing for State Employees

Free COVID-19 Testing for State Employees

TSEA June 2, 2020 Comments Off on Free COVID-19 Testing for State Employees

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group is coordinating with the Department of Health to provide free, voluntary COVID-19 testing for state employees at five (5) test sites across the state, beginning Thursday, June

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Limited Opportunity for Members to Change to Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP) Network

Limited Opportunity for Members to Change to Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP) Network

TSEA June 1, 2020 Comments Off on Limited Opportunity for Members to Change to Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP) Network

The IRS issued guidance and the Insurance Committees approved a special mid-year opportunity for certain plan members to enroll in the Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP) network from June 8-19, 2020. This limited offer allows

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