published Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Tennessee: Haslam’s civil-service overhaul ready to be signed into law

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to overhaul state civil service rules is headed to him to become law.

The proposal passed the Senate 30-3 on Thursday, a day after being approved 74-19 in the House.

The measure would make it easier for executive branch employees to be hired and fired and would allow for merit raises for high-performing workers — and pay decreases for poor ones.

Other elements of the bill would require written performance standards and annual evaluations, set a minimum of three candidates to be interviewed for openings and reduce the minimum layoff notice from three months to 30 days.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Andy Sher...

Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...

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