Tag: state workers

Schmitt calls on legislature to address pension crisis on Missouri’s doorstep

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is once again calling on the legislature to take action against the looming cloud on Missouri’s pension horizon. The Republican statewide official and former state senator appeared before the Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement Wednesday morning to unveil what he […]

Greitens reminds state workers ‘this is the people’s money’ in email

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “We have to remember that this is the people’s money, and they are counting on us to be careful with it,” Governor Eric Greitens wrote in his email announcing a new parental paid leave policy on Monday. Greitens called for higher performance from state employees in […]

Greitens’ executive order on paid parental leave for state employees expected to cost about $1 million annually

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens announced a new executive order Monday, instituting a paid parental leave policy for state employees in the executive branch’s agencies. The governor announced the decision in a Facebook video Monday afternoon, accompanied by his wife, First Lady Sheena Greitens, and their son, Jacob. “We […]

State workers rally to reject zero-percent pay increase

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Legislators from both sides of the aisle were joined by state workers from around the state in a demonstration at the Truman Building to reject the zero-percent increase included in the FY2016 budget that the legislature has sent to the governor. The delegation of state workers formed […]