State Employee Resources & Updates

This section is intended as a guide for our state employee members regarding health and pension benefits negotiated through the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC), of which Council 4 is a member.

Scroll down to Additional Resources for key links to the latest information.

July 31, 2017: State Senate Approves SEBAC Agreement
Hartford, CT, July 31, 2017 - Today Connecticut’s State Senate voted to approve the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) concession agreement. More.

June 26, 2017: Tentative Agreement Reached With State
State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) union leaders including Council 4 AFSCME approved a tentative agreement (TA) for protecting members' jobs and stabilizing benefits to help resolv the financial issues currently facing the state of Connecticut. Members will soon vote to ratify both the SEBAC agreement and their own bargaining unit agreement. More.

May 2017: Seniority Lists Updated
Use this section to determine seniority status within your AFSCME Bargaining Unit. If you see any discrepancies regarding your start date, you must first contact your Human Resource Dept.

April 2017: Union Comments on Malloy and Layoffs
The Malloy Administration has announced that it will begin formally notifying union leaders of contingency plans for layoffs. The administration has indicated the action is being taken now because of notice requirements in various collective bargaining agreements. More.

April 2017: Pension Breakpoint Updated for 2017
The Tier2/2A/3 pension breakpoint has been updated for 2017. The breakpoint is now $77,889. More.

February 2017: Legislature Approves Pension Funding Agreement
The Connecticut General Assembly on Feb. 1 approved HR8/SR7, the resolutions supporting the state pension funding stabilization agreement between the State of Connecticut and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC). More.

Jan. 2016: Response to Guv's State of the State & Call for Concessions
Gov. Malloy’s reference to “state employee concessions” during his State of the State address may give some the impression that the governor expects a small minority of the population to resolve Connecticut's fiscal challenges. The reality is that the scope of the problems facing us all requires a broader, far more comprehensive approach. More.

December 2016: Seniority Fix in Rowland Settlement
The US District Court has ruled that loss of seniority as a result of the Rowland layoffs is a form of economic loss that is recoverable under state and Federal law. More.

December 2016: State, Unions Agree to Shore Up Pension Funding
The state union coalition have reached agreement with the Malloy administration to restructure state employee pension fund payments. The agreement does not impact members' retirement benefits or require increased employee contributions, but it does stabilize pensions by ensuring obligations to current and future retirees are fully funded. More.

November 2016: Comment on Meeting with Malloy Administration
The administration requested to meet informally with SEBAC Leaders, and that discussion occurred. The parties plan to meet informally again. More.

August 2016: NP-3 Clerical Tuition Waiver Agreements
Council 4 has reached agreements with the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut State College and Universities (CSCU) to extend the employee tuition waiver program for members of our NP-3 Administrative-Clerical bargaining unit. More.

August 2016: Contract Exensions for State Bargaining Units
Our NP-3, NP-4 and P-2 Bargaining Units have reached agreement on contract extensions while new collective bargaining agreements are negotiated with the State. More.

June 2016: Laid Off State Employee Intake Form
Council 4 is compiling an impact survey on the 2016 state employees initiated by Gov. Malloy. We want to use this information as part of our campaign to fight layoffs and service cuts. More.

May 2016: Open Enrollment Starts May 9
The 2016-17 open enrollment runs from May 9, 2016 through June 3, 2016. During open enrollment, you may change medical and/or dental plans, add or drop coverage for your eligible family members, or enroll yourself if you previously waived coverage. More.

April 2016: Laid Off by the State? Know Your Rights.
If you are a state employee represented by Council 4, and laid off from your job, use this section to understand your contractual and other rights, and to fill out an online survey about the impact of layoffs on you and your agency. More.

April 2016: Seniority Lists and Calculating Seniority
With layoffs taking place, it's important to be aware of your seniority relative to your bargaining unit contract. Use this section to determine your seniority. More.

April 2016: Union Comments on Meeting with Administration
Leaders of our state employees union coalition met with officials from the administration today and plan to meet again in the near future. More.