News: Danny James has retired, and John Bridges has been named Interim Executive Director by the executive committee. Congrats, John!
Thank you for your decades of service, Danny, you will be missed!
We had a productive board/executive committee meeting at our annual convention, and are working closely with OPM to create a pay plan to give salary increases to tenured employees. Once the exact wording is approved, we will share with everyone to get you all involved. This document is about the pay differentials; a lot deals with hazardous pay, but also other various agencies.
It’s time to register for our 49th Annual Convention! There’ll be lots of food, fun, prizes, and the auction and giveaways are back! CLICK HERE!
Don’t miss out on a motivational liftoff from Jennifer Siccardi from the Office of Governor Hutchinson to inspire you, and a workshop called “Living Your Best Life” by Matt Knight, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor, Director of Education at Mid-South Health Systems, and motivational speaker.
You’re going to love it!
This recent memo from the Governor was sent out to all agency directors. It says if you have Q’s, please contact OPM. Thanks!
Click here for our most-recent newsletter that includes letters from our executive staff and a legislative session summary.
Update and Correction: The budget cut announced last week is for this fiscal year and applies to category B. Merit is in B. No official word yet on if it can still be given. The cuts announced last night apply to the coming fiscal year and apply to category B as well. The pay plan funding is in category A.
We are following this closely and working to keep your Merit and Pay Plan intact. Stayed tuned for more updates.
Click here for updates on the bills we’ve been watching: 2017 bills update 4.25.17 *correction – Hammer, not Hamer for HB2055 and HB2065.