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Vice Presidential Election

It's time to vote for our next Vice President, and we have four candidates to choose from, but you must be a member of ASEA to vote. Click here to see their bios, then click here to vote! Deadline is August 1st! 

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Based on our findings, HERE are our recommendations!



It's that time again! Time to submit your nomination for this year's ASEA Outstanding State Employee Award!

Eligibility: Any permanent, full-time, state employee in Arkansas is eligible for this award. This award is based on outstanding work performance and community involvement. 

Nomination: Only one nomination may be made per person per year, and self-nominations will not be accepted. Deadline is July 1st, 2016.

Selecting Winner(s): The Screening Committee will review all applications and will interview nominators and check references. Finalists will be selected by the Selection Committee, comprised of non-ASEA staff, based on the responses to the questions.

Awards: Will be presented at the ASEA Awards Banquet during the Association’s Annual Convention. All of the nominees will receive a certificate, the top three finalists will receive a plaque and $1,000.00 each, and the Outstanding State Employee will receive a plaque, $3,000.00 – and the traveling trophy for the entire year!

Questions? Contact John Bridges: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 501-378-0187




Press Releases

ASEA Appoints New Communications Director

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December 23, 2015 (Little Rock, AR) - Arkansas State Employees Association (ASEA), has appointed Shauna Carpenter to serve as their new Communications Director. Ms. Carpenter will be responsible for managing the company’s social media pages, the websites, the bi-monthly, printed and digital newsletters, press releases, email blasts – and will interview and communicate with legislators the needs of Arkansas state employees, while conveying the benefits of membership to said employees.

Danny James, ASEA Executive Director said: “We are very pleased to have Shauna join our ASEA/SEBCO family! I know she will be a great asset to our organization. We all look forward to working with her!”

“I’m so excited to join the team here, and I can’t wait to see what great things we can do together to ensure Arkansas state employees are well taken care of, and well informed,” said Shauna Carpenter.

About Shauna Carpenter

Ms. Carpenter has over 15 years of experience in copywriting, editing, social media management, and marketing/communications. She’s proficient in writing and editing across all channels, on all platforms and is great at conveying messages to a target audience in a way they can understand. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, with a focus on Mass Communication/Public Relations and a minor in Marketing.

ASEA Wraps Up Employee Appreciation Week with 47th Annual Convention

Little Rock, AR (July 29, 2015) – Gov. Hutchinson has proclaimed the week of Aug. 3rd as State Employee Appreciation Week, and in recognition of this proclamation and its 47th year of service to state employees, the Arkansas State Employees Association will host a two-day convention, Aug. 7th and 8th, at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, to recognize staff members, association chapters, recruiters and legislators with outstanding contributions to state employees.

“This is an opportunity to put Arkansas state employees in the spotlight. They are the people who teach, treat, and assist the citizens of Arkansas,” said Danny James, ASEA executive director. “It is truly an honor to work on their behalf.”

Highlights of the convention include:
• The Outstanding State Employee Banquet, highlighting state employees demonstrating commitment and integrity while serving the State of Arkansas (Friday night, Aug. 7th);
• A financial management seminar hosted by presenting sponsor Arkansas Federal Employees Credit Union
• Also a teambuilding seminar led by Arkansas native and Former Razorback Star, Sidney Moncrief (Friday morning, Aug. 7th); and
• A business luncheon recognizing outstanding association chapters, recruiters and state legislators (Saturday, Aug. 8th).

Employees honored at Friday night’s banquet will represent various state agencies including the Department of Corrections, Department of Health, Department of Human Services and the State Military Department, with the highlight the awards ceremony culminating in the presentation of Arkansas’ Outstanding State Employee. The recipient of this award will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
In addition to the presenting sponsor, other convention sponsors include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Qual Choice, Liberty Mutual, Hagan Newkirk and Purchasing Power. A portion of the sponsorship proceeds go to fund the John F. Motes Scholarship for state employees.

The cost is $40 for the full convention package.