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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop June 3, 2011

Legislative Update The Senate has passed its version of the budget, and it's now in the House for debate and a vote this evening. SEANC lobbyists have been working hard to hold back HB 685, a bill that would completely open state employees' personnel files as public record. We thank the House leadership for removing HB 685 from this week's calendar. For more, read this week’s Legislative Update.

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Act Now to Enroll in SHP 80/20 Plan State Health Plan (SHP) changes start on Sept. 1, but in the meantime, you must select your health plan for July 1 – Aug. 31. All members will be moved to the 70/30 Basic plan unless action is taken by June 8 to enroll in the 80/20 Standard Plan, which is premiumfree until Sept. 1. A second enrollment will be held July 18-29 for members who wish to switch plans or add/remove dependents. For more details, visit the SHP’s website.

Convention Memorial Service Each year at the annual convention, a memorial service is held to remember those SEANC members who are no longer with us. If you know a SEANC member that you would like to honor who has passed away since September 2010, please send an email to Mary Adelaide Riddick at mariddick@seanc.org by Aug. 19. Please include a photograph of the member and the SEANC remembrance presentation form found here.

Member Discount Summer days are getting hotter! Cool off indoors by heading to see a blockbuster movie! SEANC members can purchase discounted movie theater tickets online for Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theaters and Fandango at SEANC Perks. Buy today and save!

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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop June 10, 2011

Legislative Update SEANC lobbyists have been busy at the legislature this week. Many bills met the crossover deadline, and SEANC lobbyists worked with the leadership to protect state employees and retirees. For more, read this week’s Legislative Update.

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SEANC in the News The News & Observer profiles SEANC's nonpartisan approach to politics and how it is working for SEANC members in the legislature. In the article, SEANC Executive Director Dana Cope noted, "The Republican budget is better for state employees than the budget that was submitted by Perdue, with fewer layoffs for SEANC members." For more, read SEANC in the News.

SEIU Scholarships SEIU scholarship winners have been announced and two SEANC members’ children are recipients! Congratulations to Tyler Chapman, son of District 66 member Rosa Chapman. Tyler received a onetime, non-renewable award of $1,500. Congratulations also to David Morrison, son of District 8 member Milton Morrison who received a $1,000 award which may be renewed for an additional three years.

Member Discount Do you feel the need for speed? Visit NASCAR Speedpark in Charlotte, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Sevierville, TN. SEANC members can save up to 25 percent when they purchase tickets at any State Employees Credit Union branch or use this order form.

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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop June 17, 2011

Legislative Update The General Assembly plans to adjourn this weekend, and SEANC lobbyists will be there until the end to represent members’ interests. On Thursday SEANC members received a big victory in preserving Reduction in Force (RIF) rights. Legislation was passed ensuring that state employees who are RIF'd continue to have first priority when positions become available in state government. For more, read this week’s Legislative Update.

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President Obama Visits North Carolina SEANC Executive Director Dana Cope and President Charles Johnson, in their roles as members of SEIU’s International Executive Board, were invited to join President Barack Obama and his Jobs and Competitiveness Council at the Cree Corporation in Durham on Monday. Cope was shocked to hear a Cree vice president say North Carolina was a great place to do business because of its “cheap labor” in his introduction of the president. It is also surprising that Obama chose Cree as a job creation model when it continues to use taxpayer’s money while sending jobs to China.

SHP - Interim Executive Administrator Treasurer Janet Cowell has named Lacey Barnes as the interim executive administrator for the State Health Plan (SHP). Barnes has been involved with the SHP since 2006, and she has served as deputy executive administrator since February 2009. Dr. Jack Walker, the SHP’s current executive administrator, is set to retire on June 30.

Member Discount Want to come face-to-face with exotic fish, sharks and sting rays? Visit the Ripley’s Aquarium for a family adventure with creatures from the deep blue sea! SEANC members save $4 off regular ticket prices. More details are available on the SEANC website.

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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop June 24, 2011 Quick Links: Legislative Update The General Assembly adjourned Saturday, June 18, having finished the budget and other business. Lawmakers plan to return in July for a special session to handle redistricting, gubernatorial vetoes and conference reports. For more, read this week's Legislative Update.

Running for SEANC Office? Are you planning to run for statewide SEANC office? If so, notify Amber Ernst at aernst@seanc.org by July 8. SEANC statewide officer candidates' profiles will be included in the convention issue of The Reporter.

SEANC Hot Spots: Life Insurance for New Members Guaranteed term life insurance coverage of up to $100,000 is available through Boston Mutual for new SEANC members who are active state employees. Coverage is guaranteed - meaning no medical questions are asked - when purchased in the first 180 days of SEANC membership. Contact SEANC’s Insurance Department at 800-2222758 with questions.

Member Discount Looking for a weekend getaway with fun rides, roller coasters and beautiful attractions? Visit Busch Gardens in historic Williamsburg, Va. SEANC members can purchase discounted Busch Gardens tickets at any State Employees’ Credit Union branch. Visit the SEANC website for more information.

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Scoop June 2011