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SEBAC leaders  and Health Care Cost Containment Committee (HCCCC) members Jody Barr (Executive Director, AFSCME Council 4) and Carl Chisem (President, CEUI Local 511) joined Governor Ned Lamo

Frontline essential state workers sacrificed their health and safety throughout COVID-19 to ensure that the critical public services our 3.6 million Connecticut residents rely on remained accessibl

Historic SEBAC Agreement is Voted Favorably Out of the Senate Floor

The open enrollment for state employees usually takes place in July of each year and is effective July 1. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, delayed open enrollment until September, with changes effective on October 1, 2020.

The document below has been prepared by leaders and staff of the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition. It is designed to provide questions and answers on the open enrollment process and your medical and prescription plan choices and more.

If you have questions, please reach out to the leadership of your SEBAC bargaining unit.

HARTFORD - The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) today issued the following statement on Governor Ned Lamont’s executive order providing workers who contracted COVID-19 on the job with presumed worker’s compensation coverage: 

The news media last week thrust state employees' contractual benefits into the spotlight following Governor Ned Lamont's public remarks at his daily COVD-19 (novel coronavirus) briefing. His comments further renewed attempts by Republican legislators to push for unlawfully breaking collective bargaining agreements.

Despite all that union members have done to provide crucial public services during the pandemic, and the billions we have saved through SEBAC agreements, anti-worker special interests are attempting to undermine state employees’ collective bargaining rights.

On behalf of 45,000 state employees represented through SEBAC, many of them staffing the front lines in the struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to raise our voice in unequivocal condemnation of our nation’s oldest pandemic – racism.  

Note: Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the pdf version of these statements.

Coalition Update:
as of May 9, 2020

To All State Employee Unions:

We want to call current and retired state employees’ attention to the limited durable power of attorney form that can be found at the Comptroller’s website.  

To our fellow state employee sisters and brothers:

As part of SEBAC’s effort to put a human face on the front line workers who are protecting the public from the coronavirus, we are asking members on the front lines to record a short video of their experience. Topics for videos could include telling us about your day, what are you seeing, and what you need to be more effective in this effort.