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Finding help in a time of crisis

Finding help in a time of crisis

TSEA April 1, 2020 Comments Off on Finding help in a time of crisis

By Keisha PittmanTSEA Comp and Benefits Manager This is a stressful and difficult time for state employees and the State of Tennessee as a whole. Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 and social distancing can

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In Memorium: Almous Austin

In Memorium: Almous Austin

TSEA March 30, 2020 Comments Off on In Memorium: Almous Austin

It is with a great deal of sadness that we inform our members and fellow state employees of the passing of former TSEA West Tennessee Vice President, Almous Austin. Almous was a beloved board

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COVID-19 FAQ’s for state employees

COVID-19 FAQ’s for state employees

TSEA March 27, 2020 Comments Off on COVID-19 FAQ’s for state employees

Should state employees be working from home right now? Yes, if you have been trained and certified to work from home. On Friday, March 13, Gov. Bill Lee issued the following guidance for state

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Nashville Mayor issues “Safer at Home” order

Nashville Mayor issues “Safer at Home” order

TSEA March 22, 2020 Comments Off on Nashville Mayor issues “Safer at Home” order

BREAKING–Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced this morning the Executive Order No. 7, “Safer at Home,” effective Monday, March 23. Executive Order #7 orders all businesses not performing essential services to close for 14 days

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Legislative Update: 3-20-2020

Legislative Update: 3-20-2020

TSEA March 20, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: 3-20-2020

Governor Bill Lee stated today in his budget and COVID-19 update “history remembers fondly when leaders do the right thing.” Earlier this week, Lt. Governor Randy McNally and Speaker Cameron Sexton announced the legislature

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TSEA Higher Education Lobby Day canceled

TSEA Higher Education Lobby Day canceled

TSEA March 19, 2020 Comments Off on TSEA Higher Education Lobby Day canceled

TSEA is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our members. Considering the recent developments of Coronavirus (COVID-19), TSEA will cancel its Higher Education Lobby Day scheduled for April 1, 2020. The

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Gov. Lee’s amended Budget Update: 3-18-2020

Gov. Lee’s amended Budget Update: 3-18-2020

TSEA March 18, 2020 Comments Off on Gov. Lee’s amended Budget Update: 3-18-2020

Adjustments are being made to the budget. As of right now, TCRS and Health Insurance are funded. The Pay for Performance adjustments (for Jan. 2021) were reduced from 2.5 to 1.5 percent. The situation is

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Insurance committee waives cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing

Insurance committee waives cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing

TSEA March 18, 2020 Comments Off on Insurance committee waives cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing

Staff Report With concerns of COVID-19 spreading across Tennessee, many state employees are not only worried about exposure to the virus but how will testing for it be covered. State, local education, and local

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TSEA: Cancels March chapter meetings

TSEA: Cancels March chapter meetings

TSEA March 16, 2020 Comments Off on TSEA: Cancels March chapter meetings

Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our members is paramount. The current concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) warrant our attention. Acting with an abundance of caution TSEA will cancel all chapter meetings through the end

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Gov. Bill Lee issues guidance for state employees

Gov. Bill Lee issues guidance for state employees

TSEA March 13, 2020 Comments Off on Gov. Bill Lee issues guidance for state employees

Staff Report Gov. Bill Lee issued a statement today advising certified state employees to work from home effective immediately until March 31, 2020, as more confirmed cases of COVID-19 surface in Tennessee. “COVID-19 is

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