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SEANC stands up for workers in attempt to change SHRA

SEANC Government Relations Director Ardis Watkins spoke out Wednesday at the House State Personnel Committee’s meeting over an attempt by the Office of State Human Resources to rewrite several portions of the State Human Resources Act by sneaking the changes into an amendment of what they said was largely a technical corrections bill.

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SEANC stands up for workers in attempt to change SHRA

4.24.2015

SEANC Government Relations Director Ardis Watkins spoke out Wednesday at the House State Personnel Committee’s meeting over an attempt by the Office of State Human Resources to rewrite several portions of the State Human Resources Act by sneaking the changes into an amendment of what they said was largely a technical corrections bill.

Legislature returns; Leonard meets with Gov. McCrory

4.17.2015

SEANC Executive Director Mitch Leonard met with Gov. Pat McCrory at the capitol on Thursday, his first meeting with McCrory as executive director. With budget negotiations right around the corner, pay raises and cost-of-living adjustments are chief among SEANC’s concerns.

SEANC releases audit report

4.11.2015

SEANC is in receipt of the audit conducted by Bond Beebe, a respected national accounting firm retained by SEIU to conduct a thorough investigation of our financial systems and processes. On behalf of the SEANC Executive Committee, Executive Director Mitch Leonard is providing the audit executive summary for your review. 

Gas tax bill passes without DOT layoffs

4.2.2015

The House and Senate approved a compromise gas tax bill this week, sending it to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk for his signature. Unlike the original proposal, this bill contains no layoffs from the Department of Transportation, though it will leave cut 40 empty positions.

Lawmakers look to privatize ferries

3.27.2015

Despite a mound of evidence to the contrary, including a report last year showing how it would actually be more costly and less efficient in prison maintenance, lawmakers continue to bring up the idea of privatizing vital public services. This time the target is the Department of Transportation’s ferry services.

SEANC lobbyists meeting with legislators, advocating for jobs & raises

3.20.2015

Two weeks after Gov. Pat McCrory presented the General Assembly with his $21.5 billion spending plan for 2015-16, House budget writers are busy crafting their own proposal. More details will begin to take shape as the April 15 tax filing deadline makes the state's revenue picture clearer.

What is being discussed in the General Assembly right now are the questionable merits of privatization and the lack of efficiency and savings being provided by private vendors.

Executive Committee issues new statement to members

3.18.2015

The past few weeks have been a turbulent time for the State Employees Association of North Carolina, its membership, staff, Board of Governors, and for each of us – the members of the Executive Committee. Less than two months ago, we found ourselves publicly defending former SEANC Executive Director, Dana Cope, against what we thought at the time were unfair, personal attacks on his management style. Our defense of Mr. Cope and our reaction to the claims against him were based on our perception of the truth, grounded in part on an inadequate internal investigation performed at that time.

Leonard lays out the case for across-the-board employee pay raises

3.13.2015

Speaking about Gov. Pat McCrory's proposed budget on Time Warner Cable News Channel 14’s Capitol Tonight program, SEANC Interim Executive Director Mitch Leonard explained that SEANC is advocating for an across-the-board raise because many state employees are making salaries that are below market rates and because “piecemeal just doesn’t work.”

He likened it to trying to repair a leaky boat one hole at a time – as soon as one is plugged, water will just pour in another until the boat sinks.

McCrory unveils budget with no across-the-board raises for state employees or COLAs for retirees

3.6.2015

After two weeks of weather delays, on Thursday Gov. Pat McCrory unveiled his $51.7 billion spending plan for the next biennium, with $21.5 billion in spending in the 2015-16 fiscal year. The proposal did not contain an across-the-board pay increase for all state employees, instead opting for raises to certain groups. It also contained no cost-of-living adjustment for retirees.

SEANC Responds to Gov. McCrory's Budget Proposal

3.5.2015

Today Gov. Pat McCrory released his biennium budget proposal for 2015-2017. The proposal contains a pay increase for some, but not all state employees, and no cost-of-living increase for retirees. It is SEANC’s goal to improve these numbers as the budget process continues in the General Assembly. 

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