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2016 State Benefit Fair
2016 Legislative Tracker
Critical Incident Coverage
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UPEA Aflac

UPEA Aflac

AFLAC has OPEN enrollment until April 30th.

2016 State Benefit Fair Schedule

2016 State Benefit Fair Schedule

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2016 Legislative Tracker

2016 Legislative Tracker

The following is a list of bills UPEA is tracking for the upcoming legislative session.

Click here to view UPEA's 2016 Legislative Session Tracker

New Law Enforcement Critical Incident Coverage

New Law Enforcement Critical Incident Coverage

UPEA is pleased to announce an expansion of its services to provide legal coverage for UPEA members who are Peace Officers when a Critical Incident occurs in the line of duty.

Nominate an Employee for the Public Employee Salute

Nominate an Employee for the Public Employee Salute

It is easy to nominate an employee for the Public Employee Salute. Watch what happens when you do. Click Here to Nominate a Public Employee

2016 Legislative Session Compensation Update

All session, UPEA has worked closely with legislative leadership on public employee compensation. Despite dismal General Fund revenue numbers creating challenges this budget year, UPEA was able to secure funding for the 2% pay increase for all state and higher education employees. UPEA also ensured the 7.3% PEHP health insurance increase was fully funded. The legislature also funded the $26 401(k) match for state employees.

Update on 3rd Sub. SB 176 Office of the State Board of Education Employment Amendments

The House Government Operations Committee met late last night to hear 3rd Sub. SB 176, Office of the State Board of Education Employment Amendments, sponsored by Sen. Howard Stephenson (R)-Draper.

UPEA spoke in opposition of the bill. The testimony highlighted the critical role the merit system plays in employee development. The merit system does not inhibit a department’s ability to discipline employees, and that it is an effective tool in recruitment and retention of quality employees.

Merit System Update

The House Business and Labor Committee met Thursday February 25 to hear HB268, Attorney General Employment Amendments, sponsored by Rep. Michael Noel.

Attorney General Sean Reyes and UPEA Executive Director Todd Losser both spoke in opposition of the bill. The testimony highlighted the critical role the merit system plays in employee development. The merit system does not inhibit a department’s ability to discipline employees, and that it is an effective tool in recruitment and retention of quality employees.

Update on 3rd Sub. HB 86 - Bill Held in Senate Government Operations Committee

Representative Rich Cunningham (R)-South Jordan is sponsoring HB 86 3rd Substitute, Postretirement Employment Restrictions.

Currently, a retiree who returns to work must wait 12 months in order to be reemployed with a URS entity.

Update on SB 176 Office of the State Board of Education Employment Amendments

The Utah State Senate passed 2nd Substitute SB 176, Office of the State Board of Education Employment Amendments, sponsored by Senator Howard Stephenson. The bill will be sent to a house committee for further action. This bill will seriously impact the merit status of “IT” and financial employees within the State Office of Education.

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