Call today to keep longevity pay SECURE!

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“Good Benefits Keep Good Workers!”

[APRIL 29, 2015] State lawmakers in Austin are holding a hearing today on a bill that would eliminate state employee longevity pay. HB 2836 would bar any state employee hired after September 1st, 2015 from accruing longevity pay (currently set at $20/month for every two years of service worked).

Longevity pay is an important way to reward tenured state employees. State agencies already have a high turnover rate, eliminating longevity pay will only make it harder to keep experienced state workers. Lawmakers should be voting to increase state employee pay, not lower it.

WHAT TO DO NOW:

Call the members of the State Affairs Committee and tell them…

My name is _________ and I’m a state employee. I’m calling to ask Rep. ___________ to vote against HB 2836. Eliminating state employee longevity pay will increase turnover rates and make it harder to keep quality state workers. Thank you.

Rep. Byron Cook (Chair)- 512-463-0730

Rep. Helen Giddings (Vice-Chair)- 512-463-0953

Rep. Tom Craddick- 512-463-0500

Rep. Marsha Farney- 512-463-0309

Rep. Jessica Farrar- 512-463-0620

Rep. Charlie Geren- 512-463-0610

Rep. Patricia Harless- 512-463-0496

Rep. Dan Huberty- 512-463-0520

Rep. John Kuempel- 512-463-0602

Rep. Rene Oliveira- 512-463-0640

Rep. John Smithee- 512-463-0702

Rep. Sylvester Turner- 512-463-0554

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