Northeast Tennessee state lawmakers are urging Northeast State Community College leaders to “consider alternatives” when it comes to outsourcing janitorial and maintenance services to a third-party company.
The announcement ends more than two years of speculation as to whether UT Knoxville would participate in the plan and raises questions about whether other public campuses across the state will follow suit.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Real estate giant Jones Lang LaSalle has signed a five-year contract in Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to privatize property management on the campuses of the Tennessee’s public colleges and universities.
A push by Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration to outsource hospitality services at a Tennessee state park has drawn no bidders.
The workers’ union accused Haslam of secretly signing the outsourcing contract with JLL, a real estate consultant company that already controls operations at state properties.
ELIZABETHTON — Many people believe private businesses operate more efficiently than government.
In a two-page letter to the University of Tennessee's president, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers offered sharp criticism for Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to outsource some work on college campuses.
“We're in an atmosphere where most people don't feel like their jobs are really stable,” Ryan said. “I’m sure it’s terrifying.”
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey predicted Monday that future Tennesseans reflecting on the state’s history would mark the Drive to 55 education initiative as a landmark set of policies.
Haslam launching campaign for support.
NASHVILLE — A group of protesters has gathered at the Tennessee Capitol to speak out against Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration mulling over privatization of operations in state government.
State employees at East Tennessee State University will have to wait a bit longer before they know the specifics of Gov. Bill Haslam’s outsourcing plans and whether ETSU would opt in or opt out of the program.
Politicians, activists and state employees reached an overwhelming consensus during a town hall style phone meeting Monday night about
Updated Oct 28, 2015 at 9:13 AM
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says outsourcing management of state facilities was mentioned in recent presentations to New York bond-rating agencies to show the state is being fiscally responsible.
NASHVILLE — While Gov. Bill Haslam says he has not decided whether to outsource management of more state-owned buildings, a document used earlier this month in presentations to New York bond-rating agencies says he’s eyeing that possibility.