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Revised SEBAC Agreement July 2011 (ratified August 18, 2011)

REVISED SEBAC 2011 AGREEMENT
-between-
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
-and-
STATE EMPLOYEES BARGAINING AGENT COALITION (SEBAC)

In order to assist in resolving the financial issues currently facing the State of Connecticut while preserving public services, the State of Connecticut and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition agree to the following provisions. This agreement shall amend and supersede the previous SEBAC 2011 Agreement.

I. SAVINGS AND TRANSFORMATION
The parties have explored and will continue to explore and, where appropriate, implement strategies to:

  • a. Harness the creativity and experience of front-line bargaining and non-bargaining unit state employees to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state government;
  • b. Streamline and flatten organizational structures to concentrate on service delivery;
  • c. Examine and redress barriers to the most efficient use of in-house resources to address agency and cross-agency needs;
  • d. Discourage the use of outside contractors and consultants when internal capacity exists or can reasonably be developed; and
  • e. Make best efforts to ensure that vendors and service providers doing business with the state do so at reasonable rates of return and under terms that reflects the shared sacrifice being asked from all sectors of Connecticut society.

As part of this process, the following steps will be taken:

  • a. Establish a Joint Labor Management Information Technology Committee as soon as possible that will consider, among other things, utilizing new technologies and reducing licensing procurement and consulting costs. This Committee shall be headed by the Chief Information Officer of the State.
  • b. Establish a Joint Labor Management Committee, no later than September 1, 2011, which will begin to explore the issues, outlined in subparagraphs (a) – (d) above, except issues that impact on matters of collective bargaining.
  • c. The Governor will issue an Executive Order or similar appropriate directive to state agencies that will implement subparagraph (e) above, no later than June 1, 2011.

II. MODIFICATIONS TO THE CURRENT SEBAC PENSION AND HEALTH CARE AGREEMENT

Reaffirmation of the Independence of the Plans. The parties reaffirm that the State Employee Pension and Health Care plans are set forth in contract, and are intended to and shall remain independent of any other pension or health care plans that may or may not be created by state government. Neither the legislature nor the governor shall have the ability to include the state employees’ health care plan in Sustinet or any other program.

A. Health Care Preservation and Enhancement of Current Plans and Joint Efforts. Except as specifically referenced herein, all the provisions of 1997-2017 Pension . . .

Read the complete 28-page
Tentative agreement