News of Interest

[Hartford, CT] -  State employee labor leaders and local elected officials are reiterating their shared vision for UConn Health as a growing independent s

“We share our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of State Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier, who was killed today in the line of duty.

State Employees’ Reopener, Recruitment and Retention Agreement Overwhelmingly Passes General Assembly

The pandemic pay lookup tool is now available for state employees to look up their pandemic pay award based on their risk designation and number of eligible hours.
As a reminder, this look-up tool will based upon the state’s records and will provide members with their current risk designation and the amount of the pandemic pay award they will receive. Note that these figures are subject to change if errors are discovered by either party.

Today it was announced that the Lamont Administration plans to invoke a provision in the SEBAC 2017 Agreement that permits the State to increase employee contributions for Tier IV employees by 2%. Specifically, the base contribution of 5% (base contribution is 8% for Hazardous Duty members and members of the Hybrid Plan) can be increased for one year by one-half of the difference between the state investment performance and its predicted investment performance, up to 2%. The change is effective July 1st.

Pandemic Pay Arbitration Award  for State Employees Approved by the House and Senate
Frontline essential workers who sacrificed health and safety during the first year of the pandemic
will receive an average of $1,300 in pandemic pay

Since the very first day of Governor Lamont’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” emergency declaration, essential on-site state workers risked their lives and the lives of their families, as well as their physical and mental health to deliver core public services for Connecticut residents and businesses.  In the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we worked with state officials to try to keep workplaces as safe as humanly possible during a global public health emergency.

SEBAC leadership has continued to advocate for pandemic hero pay that will recognize our state members’ sacrifices throughout COVID-19 and the critical role they, like all front-line workers played, in getting all of us through the worst of the pandemic.  

This morning, we woke to the devastating news of the passing of State Representative Quentin “Q” Williams, a SEBAC friend and ally who never hesitated to fight for our members, Middletown and all of Connecticut’s residents.

Yesterday marked the second and final day of the arbitration hearing between SEBAC and the State of Connecticut over the amount of pandemic pay due to frontline essential state employees. 

SEBAC Update on Pandemic Pay – 10/31/2022

SEBAC leadership continues to advocate for pandemic hero pay that will recognize our state members’ sacrifices throughout COVID-19 and the critical role they, like all front-line workers played, in getting all of us through the worst of the pandemic.