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2017 Revised Agreement with the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC)

Jul 31, 2017

On July 31, 2017, the Connecticut General Assembly approved a labor concessions deal between the administration of Gov. Dannel Malloy and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC). According to actuarial analyses, the SEBAC agreement, which extended the deal that was in place with state employee unions by five years from 2022 to 2027, would "produce cumulative savings of $1.569 billion over fiscal years 2017 and 2018, nearly $5 billion in the first few years, and over $24 billion in savings over the next 20 years."

According to the governor's administration, the actuarial analyses concluded the 2017 revised SEBAC agreement would, among other things:

  • Save the State $210 million in FY 2018 and $238 million in FY 2019
  • Reduce the State's Actuarial Determined Employer Contribution by $400-$500 million per year, with a new peak contribution of roughly $2.2 billion and an average annual contribution of $1.8 billion
  • Modernize health benefits to save $136 million in the first two years
  • Create a new Tier IV hybrid pension/defined contribution retirement plan for new state employees
  • Freeze wages to save $716.4 million over the biennium

More details of the deal can be found by clicking on the documents listed to the right.


State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management. (2017). 2017 SEBAC Agreement. Hartford, CT: Author. Retrieved from

State of Connecticut, Office of the Governor. (2017). Framework for 2017 Revised SEBAC Agreement [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from

State of Connecticut, Department of Labor. (2017). SEBAC 2017 Agreement between State of Connecticut and State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC). Retrieved from


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