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Governor surrenders on drug testing state employees lawsuit.
Authorizes state group insurance program to include high deductible plans; requires employees hired after specified date to participate in high-deductible plan; revises state's monthly contribution for certain employees under state group insurance program; specifies circumstances in which act does not take effect.
Requiring that actuarial reports for certain retirement plans include mortality tables; revising information to be included in a defined benefit system or plan's annual report to the Department of Management Services; providing a declaration of important state interest, etc.
Requiring that actuarial reports for certain retirement systems or plans include mortality tables; revising applicability of the Marvin B. Clayton Firefighters Pension Trust Fund Act; authorizing a municipal services taxing unit that enters into an interlocal agreement for fire protection services with another municipality to impose an excise tax on property insurance premiums, etc.
Requiring that firefighter and police officer pension plans meet the requirements of ch. 175 and 185, F.S., in order to receive certain insurance premium tax revenues; revising the method of creating and maintaining firefighters' and police officers’ retirement trust funds; providing that the use of premium tax revenues may deviate from the requirements of ch. 175 and ch. 185, F.S., under certain circumstances, etc.
Public Officers and Employees: Specifying eligibility of a death benefit payment to the surviving spouse, child, or joint annuitant of a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, correctional probation officer, or firefighter employed by a state agency; providing that benefits are paid by the State Risk Management Trust Fund; authorizing specified political subdivisions to offer a death benefit, etc.
Florida Retirement System: Revising eligibility for the purchase of credit for military service; declaring that the act fulfills an important state interest, etc.
House Speaker Crisafulli puts brakes on FRS overhaul!
Gov. Rick Scott is recommending the elimination of more than 1,000 state-worker positions as part of his budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Read More.....
President Jeanette Wynn has led a push to get the largest percentage of Gadsden county voters to the polls in history. During her tenure as president of AFSCME, Gadsden county has been a consensus leader in voter turnout. And in 2014, her efforts has been as aggressive as anytime during her tenure.
Watch MSNBC tonight at 6:00 PM EST as he discusses his recent visit to Miami with AFSCME President Lee Saunders.
The Regional Director, under the direction of the Council President, coordinates delivery of services to affiliated local unions, and supervises the planning of resources and personnel of the Jacksonville Regional Office. Position is responsible for development and implementation of training programs, arbitration and labor contract negotiations, external organizing campaigns, as well as political action to promote membership growth.
Must be able to travel throughout the State of Florida, have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and be insurable at the Council’s required levels. Individual will be required to successfully pass the Council’s background screening. Position closes July 10, 2014. Interested applicants are to email a resume, and cover letter with desired salary to (click here to email your resume and cover letter).
AFSCME Florida Council 79
AFSCME'S Mike Ebersol Says the legislature has unfinished business.
Jack Didenedetto, President Wynn and Richard Flamm(as pictured) Made the rounds of the Capitol speaking about AFSCME Council 79 issues.
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Glenn Holcomb, President Local 3041 Speaks to Legislators about pay raises for state employees.
As Reported By Dr. Richard Flamm
Repbulican Senator Greg Evers opposes FRS overhaul, unless employees get a 50 percent pay raise. Read more HERE
Read more about it in the Tallahassee Democrat
Read more about it in the Tallahassee Democrat
State Worker Deserve Respect
A recent opinion piece in the Tallahassee Democrat – Our Opinion: The Usual
It wasn’t much of a State of the State address the governor delivered, because he hasn’t been much of a leader for all in the state of Florida.
President Jeanette Wynn
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