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State Worker Pay Tweak Backed

Written by Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette June 17, 2021A committee recommended Wednesday that the Legislative Council approved a proposed new pay grid for the executive branch departments’ lower-paid employees in response to high turnover rates in their ranks and an inability to recruit and retain these employees. If all departments implement the proposed salary

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Arkansas Governor Forms Cyberattack Advisory Council

Written by Brett Rains, 40/29 News. June 16, 2021 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Through executive order, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced on Tuesday the formation of the Arkansas Cybersecurity Advisory Council. Citing recent cyber and ransomware attacks across the country, Hutchinson said the attacks highlighted potential vulnerabilities in online platforms including those for state agencies. The

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Governor Tells Agencies To Give Out Pay Raises

Written by Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette June 9, 2021 Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday authorized state agencies to use up to 3% of total salary expenses for merit pay raises for employees. About 25,900 regular full-time employees are eligible for the raises and their average salary is $45,851, said officials for the state Department

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NASCA Announces Arkansas’ Amy Fecher As an At-Large Director

NASCA Press Release April 7, 2021LEXINGTON, Ky — The National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA) announced Amy Fecher’s election as an At-Large Director of the Executive Committee. As a member of the executive committee, Fecher, Arkansas Secretary of the Department of Transformation and Shared Services, is tasked with guiding the industry and providing robust thought

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1095C Data File

Public School Health Insurance Representatives can now view their district’s 1095C File through an email from EBD. Further instructions on how to access this file can be found here.

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2021 ARBenefits Bariatric

Due to an overwhelming response, the 2021 ARBenefits Bariatric Pilot Program is now closed as of this morning. We encourage our members to continue to prioritize their health and utilize some of our many other resources.

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