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The Boys Club
Female employees say gender discrimination persists at City Hall. Could a new resolution fix the broken system?
"...to fill vacant positions as well as hire new employees were denied, and her performance reviews weren't scheduled (which..."

Aug. 12, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

State Emergency-Leave Rules Tightened
Comptroller will now verify all applications
"...used as under-the-table severance or settlement pay for former employees...."

June 10, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Daily Hustle: 10/14/10 (Updated)
Employee pensions, Downtown development dominate
"...couple multi-faceted issues: changes to the city's pension and retirement program, and the development deal for Austin Energy's Downtown..."

Oct. 14, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

ACC Admits Fumbling Obamacare Memo
Administrators face grilling from local lawmakers
"...they were operating under incorrect information from the [Teacher Retirement System of Texas]." On further consultation with the state,..."

Jan. 10, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Notes
Odds and ends – mostly odds – from beneath the pink granite dome
"...this session. Under the auspice of reforming the Teachers Retirement System, the unsuccessful Senate Bill 8 would have set..."

July 22, 2005 News Column

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere.
"...theoretically designed to help the state fund the Teacher Retirement System by buying life insurance policies on retired teachers...."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Looking for Mr. Goodbill
A look at what's been filed for the 77th session at the Texas Legislature
"...12 would require health insurance for all full-time school employees (with part-timers also eligible for some coverage) equal to..."

Dec. 29, 2000 News Feature by Michael King

Capitol Briefs
"...of contribution reports shows that the organization and its employees have given thousands of dollars to committee Chair Kino..."

May 18, 2007 News Column

ACC Throws Book at Affordable Care Act
Administrators trim adjunct faculty hours to avoid providing health coverage
"...When there's a story about employees getting their hours cut so their employers can avoid..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...endorsing (defending?) the agency's restrained commuter-rail plan. See "'All Systems Go!' Very, Very Slowly."..."

Aug. 20, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

AISD Salaries Up for Debate
With cost of living going up, teachers need a raise
"..."four and four" – a 4% raise for all employees for the 2016-17 school year, with a guarantee of..."

May 6, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

What About Retired Rural Teachers?
"...teachers a raise. After 30 years in the school system and mandatory Teacher Retirement System of Texas payments taken..."

Jan. 9, 2012 Postmarks

Small Change at APD
An interim chief and a blueprint for academy reform
"...by panels of community members, city leaders, and APD employees. Finalists will then be invited to participate in more..."

March 26, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

ACC Adjunct Faculty Sees Progress
Plan would create hybrid lecturer / support staff posts
"...which adjuncts become eligible for enrollment in the Texas Retirement System, and for ACC's health care coverage. That means..."

May 23, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...enough administrators with salaries to cut. So the Teacher Retirement System of Texas magically transformed more than 20,000 professional..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...to approve a 3% pay raise for all district employees. The vote by the trustees to adopt the district's..."

Aug. 30, 2002 Column

State Employee Unions Look Askance at Texas Lege’s Pension Changes
Unions give a hard pass on cash balance plan proposed in Senate Bill 321
"...a hard pass from the unions representing many state employees, who say a so-called cash balance plan is one..."

May 14, 2021 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Pressure Rising at the Water Utility
One manager forced out, another accused of harassment ... who's watching the valves?
"...deputy director of the Austin Water Utility, announced his retirement. It wasn't exactly a shock, as Moheet, – who..."

May 7, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Hightower Report
Privatization hasn't been a rosy ride for others; and Bill Hammond crowned Gooberhead for job peddling for son in letter to legislators
"...passage of their scheme to privatize our Social Security system, backed by political front groups funded by the Wall..."

April 8, 2005 News Column by Jim Hightower

A Battle on the Shuttle
For aggrieved UT drivers, the buck stops at Capital Metro
"...ATC is trying to extract their underbid from the employees."..."

May 21, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Unrealized Opportunities: Ester Matthews on the Austin Climate Protection Program
Ester Matthews reflects on the progress of the ACPP
"...We were going to train all the city employees. We were working the departmental climate protection plans, and..."

Sept. 24, 2010 News Feature

Jettisoned
American Airlines layoffs hit Austin.
"...town, even though she's a few years shy of retirement and risks losing her retirement benefits...."

Oct. 5, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...a lower court decision that the current school finance system is inadequate and unconstitutional. Have we been here before?..."

July 8, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Hero Returns
Vince Young carves out a second career at UT-Austin
"...On June 15, 2014, Young announced his retirement from the NFL. His overall record was 31-19, but..."

Feb. 13, 2015 News Feature by Jessica Luther

What's Wrong With Cap Metro ... and What's Right
The transit agency is good at a few things – like digging itself into a public relations ditch
"...buck stops with Fred Gilliam, period, in terms of employees at Cap Metro," says Austin City Council Mem­ber Mike..."

April 24, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Point Austin: Bare Necessities
Budget decisions are about money ... and justice
"...reported Aug. 8 ("Police, city near deal on raises, retirement"), city and police union negotiators have nearly agreed on..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Further, Freescale Semiconductor's large (1.5 million-square-foot) headquarters with 2,700 employees directly adjacent to the Lantana tract would seem to..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Column

Then There's This: Ousting the Auditor
Susan Spataro's abrupt dismissal draws scorn and stirs speculation
"...While she is eligible for retirement, Spa­ta­ro, at 68, wasn't ready to stop working, especially..."

Aug. 24, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

CSI: Travis County
Why Is the Medical Examiner's Office so screwed up?
"...it looked as if blood flow throughout his digestive system was normal. Eventually, he was moved from the ER..."

June 30, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Shortchanged
A lot of belt tightening and creative thinking make getting by with low dollars possible for AISD
"...with a long-running challenge to the state's school finance system finally reaching the Texas Supreme Court on Sept. 1..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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