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Last year, the U.S. Department of Education announced an overhaul of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

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

State Employees Respond to Recruiting, Retention & Connecticut’s Public Service Crisis

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. 

On April 23, Senate Minority Leader Leonard Fasano wrote to SEBAC chief negotiator Daniel E. Livingston and asked that Connecticut public service workers delay their 3.5% general wage increase due July 1, 2020.

Click here to download and read the SEBAC Coalition response. You can read the full text of the letter here:

April 23, 2020

UConn Health Labor Coalition Driving Effort to Protect Health Care Workers and Their Patients

A mass 3D-printing effort is underway on the UConn Health and UConn Storrs campuses to help address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers.

The result is a relatively simple and inexpensive plastic frame that creates a proper seal on the much-sought-after N95 respirator mask.

Union leaders from SEBAC (the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition) have been combining efforts to make sure that the perspectives of frontline workers are being heard as the State’s response to COVID-19 evolves. 

Comptroller Kevin Lembo recently issued the state’s first annual SEBAC Savings Analysis Report, detailing how the 2017 State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) agreement has saved Connecticut $1.7 billion since 2018.