State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC)

2019 SEBAC Update

July 11, 2019

SEBAC and the Lamont administration met earlier this week to work on the details of a re-amortization of the state pension fund.  Meetings will continue. This is part of our continuing effort to work with the Lamont Administration on “win-win” solutions for achieving efficiency that will benefit everyone.  Completing the re-amortization of the state pension fund, adjusting the schedule to pay off Connecticut’s pension debt, will help stabilize state pensions and ensure obligations to current and future retirees are fully funded; it was included in the recently passed budget along with re-amortizing the Teacher’s Retirement Fund.  None of the proposed savings would result in changes to the pension and health insurance benefits of state employees or retirees. 

SEBAC will not be part of asking for more sacrifices for state employees, who have already given so much for the people we serve.  Our 2017 agreement is saving Connecticut taxpayers $25 billion over the next 20 years, helping to close the chronic budget deficits that imperil vital public services.

2017 SEBAC Framework 

The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) voted on 5-23-17 to open formal discussions with the Malloy administration around a framework that will save jobs and save costs to help address the ongoing revenue shortfalls that have caused Connecticut’s budget deficit.

 Click here for 2017 SEBAC Agreement 

Link to Video from 6-5 Info Session

Click here for the SEBAC Framework (this is not a Tentative Agreement)

 Click here for Next Steps Q&A (updated 5/27/17)

Click here for Health Care Q & A (updated 6/19/17)

Click here for the Medicare Advantage Q&A (5/30 update) & Click Here for Medicare Advantage Information from the State Comptroller 

Preferred Radiology & Clinical Lab for Site of Service ( Added 7/13/17)

Click here for Future Retirees Q&A ( added 6/1/17)

Click here for Q&A on SERS Hybrid and ARP Effects (added 6/6/17)

SEBAC Financial Impact on Members Chart (added 6/7/17)

Acronyms in the Framework 5-24-17

SEBAC Statement (from coalition)

May 23, 2017

The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) voted this afternoon to open formal discussions with the Malloy administration around a framework that will save jobs and save costs to help address the ongoing revenue shortfalls that have caused Connecticut’s budget deficit.

Click here for union leaders’ framework.

This framework and potential savings are a clear example of why collective bargaining is so imperative for our state.  Without collective bargaining, the billions of dollars in savings from years of agreed upon state worker concessions would not have been realized. This was an important first step as middle-class workers are doing their part to help solve the budget deficit. Now is the time for legislators to ask the same of the state’s most wealthy and billion dollar corporations.

A final SEBAC agreement will rescind the layoff notices that have been issued since April, provide four years of layoff protection and extend state health care and retiree health care benefits for five years.

Within this framework, the administration must complete all unit negotiations before SEBAC can move forward towards a membership vote.

There are critics who have already come out against this framework because they believe that it does not cause enough pain for working families. These critics would undoubtedly stand against any agreement with SEBAC.  Those individuals need to be reminded of the fact that state employees continue to save the state $1 billion annually through concessions.

We have always been willing to do our part.

Exploratory Discussion Phase (2016-2017) 

SEBAC Response to Governor’s 4-20-17 Layoff Announcement 

Member Informational Meeting 4-12-17 

Member Informational Meeting 3-2-17

UConn-AAUP Statement in Response to “State of the State” Address 1-4-17

SEBAC Agreement Reached to Shore Up State Employees’ Retirement Security 12-9-16

Negotiator’s Blog – Update re. SEBAC 11-28-16

SEBAC Clarification Letter 5-11-16

2016 Legislative Session Updates re. SEBAC 

Ltr from Lisa Egan Grasso to SEBAC agreeing to meet 3-24-16

SEBAC Rally on 4/4/16- “Fairness for the 99%”

Letter from SEBAC to Lisa Egan Grasso 3-17-16

Letter from Lisa Egan Grasso to SEBAC 3-14-16

Recent SEBAC Press 

Press Release from Governor Malloy urging rejection of UCPEA contract 3-2-16

SEBAC Reaction to Governor Malloy Proposed Public Service Cuts 2-3-16


What is SEBAC?

SEBAC Agreement 2011

UConn AAUP 2011 Concessions Agreement

2009 SEBAC Tentative Agreement

SEBAC V. Rowland Settlement 

Sebac Class Action Status Report 6-19-17

SEBAC v. Rowland Settlement-Press Release 4-28-15

SEBAC v. Rowland Settlement Q & A

Healthcare/Retirement SEBAC Information 

SEBAC Breakpoint Agreement 01-17-2014

SEBAC MOA 2010 3% Contribution Retiree Health Coverage

Award on ARP and Pension Irrevocability