Update on 3rd Sub. SB 176 Office of the State Board of Education Employment Amendments

The House Government Operations Committee met late last night to hear 3rd Sub. SB 176, Office of the State Board of Education Employment Amendments, sponsored by Sen. Howard Stephenson (R)-Draper.

UPEA spoke in opposition of the bill. The testimony highlighted the critical role the merit system plays in employee development. The merit system does not inhibit a department’s ability to discipline employees, and that it is an effective tool in recruitment and retention of quality employees.

After public testimony, the committee sent the bill back to the House Rules Committee by a vote of 8-1, instead of sending the bill to the House floor. UPEA will continue to monitor the bill the final days of the 2016 legislative session.

UPEA appreciates all those who contacted their legislator. Your voice matters and made a difference.

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