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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop June 7, 2013 Senate Considering Gov. McCrory's Plan to Rewrite the State Personnel Act

The N.C. Senate is considering a bill to rewrite the State Personnel Act, putting members in jeopardy of losing their jobs to political patronage. Members plan to be out in full force at the General Assembly on Monday to show senators just how important this issue is to state employment. Also, the N.C. House subcommittees are working today on the state budget. Read all about it in this week’s Legislative Update.

Take Action: Your Job is at Stake

The time has come for SEANC members to stand up to Gov. Pat McCrory’s attempt to politicize state employment. SEANC members should come to the General Assembly at 5:30 p.m. on Monday night to lobby the N.C. Senate to vote against HB 834, which would rewrite many of the protections of the State Personnel Act. Click here to let us know if you can come! Contact SEANC's Tony Booe for more information.

Click here to read the June Reporter! SAVE THE DATE! The Don Jones Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 9 at Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek! Click here for details on The 30th Annual SEANC Convention

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Recruit Your Friends, Get Some Cash!

SEANC’s Membership Committee launched a summer recruitment incentive program this week to reward the association’s best recruiters! Available now through Aug. 19, first-time recruiters will receive $15 for every three members they recruit and members who have recruited before will receive $20 for every five members they sign up. Click here to log in your recruits and earn some cash! For more information, contact Member Action Director Lynn Cote.

Save a Ton at King's Dominion

Save on admission to Virginia’s premiere theme park this summer, King's Dominion. Experience the thrills and explore the attractions like a newly expanded Planet Snoopy and Dinosaurs Alive! SEANC members can purchase discounted King’s Dominion tickets at any State Employee’s Credit Union branch!

Discount: Best Western

The savings on a family trip to King’s Dominion don’t stop with just the theme park tickets. Thanks to your SEANC membership, you can also save a ton on you hotel accommodations. SEANC has teamed with Best Western King’s Quarters to give members an unbeatable price on a good night’s rest after a long day on the rides. Click here for more information.

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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop June 14, 2013 House Passes Budget and the General Assembly's Money Dance Continues

The N.C. House passed its $20.57 billion budget bill this week. The proposal includes no pay raises but provides active employees with five bonus days of vacation. The House and Senate will now work out a compromise budget proposal to send to Gov. Pat McCrory. Also this week, House Speaker Thom Tillis hinted at lifting the ban on privatization of maintenance at the state’s prisons, and SEANC members turned out in full force to discuss harmful changes to the State Personnel Act with senators. Read all about it in this week’s Legislative Update.

Click here to read the June Reporter! Hit the Links! The Don Jones Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 9 at Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek. Click Here to Sign Up!

SEANC Awards 41 Scholarships

The SEANC Scholarship Foundation awarded 41 statewide scholarships this year totaling $33,500. Applications are submitted from the district level to the statewide board, who judged 97 applicants this year. Thanks to all who applied, and congratulations to the winners!

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Cope Speaks on Immigration Reform

At a press conference Thursday, SEANC Executive Director Dana Cope joined the Partnership for a New American Economy to announce SEANC’s support for national comprehensive immigration reform. Citing a recent poll that demonstrates overwhelming bipartisan support for reforming the nation’s immigration system, Cope said that “we must provide a sustainable framework of laws that allows businesses to be successful while genuinely respecting the rights of all workers.” Watch Cope’s speech here.

More Workers Choose SEANC

Congrats to the 103 new members who chose to empower themselves and the public services they provide. Welcome to new members from the Departments of Administration, Environment and Natural Resources, Health and Human Services, Public Safety and Transportation, the Administrative Office of the Courts, public schools systems in Chatham, Davidson, Edgecombe, Moore and Onslow counties, Central Piedmont Community College, N.C. School of Arts, the N.C. Education Lottery, UNC Hospitals, UNC-Wilmington and Winston Salem State University. Also, SEANC’s Membership Committee launched a summer recruitment incentive program recently to reward the association’s best recruiters! For more information, contact Member Action Director Lynn Cote.

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Take a Splash with SEANC

Heading to the beach this summer? Take a break from the sand and surf and spend the day at Jungle Rapids Water Park in Wilmington. SEANC members can purchase discounted Jungle Rapids Water Park tickets at any State Employees' Credit Union branch. For more information click here.

Member Discount: Cirque Du Soleil

SEANC members can save up to 25 percent on tickets to see Cirque Du Soleil’s “Quidam” at either Raleigh’s PNC Arena or the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte. Visit SEANC’s Featured Discounts page for more information on show times and pricing.


State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop June 21, 2013 SEANC Stands Up for Autistic Children SEANC lobbyists stood up for autistic children in the debate over HB 498, which would require the State Health Plan and some other health insurance plans to provide coverage for autism spectrum disorders. The State Treasurer opposes the bill. Also, dental hygienists in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Oral Health Division took the day off to educate senators about the preventative dental services that they provide in high-risk schools. The House Budget kept these services, while the Senate did not. SEANC lobbyists continued to advocate for state employees on the the State Personnel Act that may be heard next week. Read all about it in this week’s Legislative Update.

Click here to read the June Reporter! Hit the Links! The Don Jones Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 9 at Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek. Click Here to Sign Up! Awards Nomination Deadline: July 20 Click here for forms

Retirees Discuss Tax Reform SEANC’s Retiree Council met this week at the Central Office to discuss issues facing state retirees in the current legislative session and beyond. Topics discussed included the federal Social Security debate and how the two tax reform efforts in the state legislature will impact retirees. If you have questions about this topic or other issues affecting retired state employees

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contact Mitch Leonard.

More Workers Choose SEANC Congrats to the 92 new members who chose to empower themselves and the public services they provide. Welcome to new members from the Departments of Administration, Environment and Natural Resources, Health and Human Services, Public Safety and Transportation, and other agencies across the state. Also, SEANC’s Membership Committee launched a summer recruitment incentive program recently to reward the association’s best recruiters! For more information, contact Member Action Director Lynn Cote.

Get Wet 'N Wild with SEANC Take a break from the summer heat and hit the waves at Wet ‘N Wild Emerald Pointe in Greensboro, one of the waterparks offering discounts to SEANC members! Members can get a deal on admission at any branch of the State Employees Credit Union. For more information, click here.

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Member Discount: NC Symphony SEANC members, save half on the price of admission to watch “Mr. Sulu� of Star Trek fame guide the North Carolina Symphony through the galaxy accompanied by music from E.T., Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Star Trek on June 28 at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh. Click here for more information.

Scoop June 2013