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  • Pension Bill Clears Senate Vote

    HB2630, by Rep. Randy McDaniel and Sen. Rick Brinkley, passed out of the senate by a 34-9 margin Wednesday.

  • Several Bills of Interest Still Alive This Session

    In addition to the bills dealing with state employee pay, merit and pensions, OPEA is tracking several pieces of legislation as the session progresses. Below is a recap of some of these bills. The information below is from eCapitol and is copyright 2014 eCapitol, LLC.

  • Pension Language Removed From SB2120

    Senate Bill 2120 by Sen. Rick Brinkley and Rep. Randy McDaniel was amended today in the House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee to remove the language that would have changed the OPERS pension system for future state employees.

  • OETA's The People's Business to Address Employee Pay

    OETA is airing a program tonight night at 7 p.m. on the topic of state employee pay and benefits. OETA continues to take a significant interest in the compensation issue and we appreciate the coverage.

  • Annual Leave Purchase Bill Clears House Subcommittee

    Senate Bill 1505  by Sen. David Holt and Rep. Leslie Osborn cleared the House General Government Appropriations Subcommittee today.

  • A Message From OPEA President Jess Callahan

    OPEA President Jess Callahan issued a letter to members today regarding current legislative efforts to change state employee pensions and pay. It was emailed to every OPEA member. The letter can also be found here.

  • Save the Date! OPEA Convention to be held August 22nd & 23rd

    OPEA members who want to make a difference for their fellow state employees will meet for the association’s annual convention and delegate assembly at the Crowne Plaza, Oklahoma City, August 22nd and 23rd. This year’s convention returns to a two day format featuring a legislative meet-and-greet reception Friday evening.“Our annual convention is a great time to focus on our goals for the upcoming year and have some fun too,” said Candice Scarpitti, OPEA membership representative. “We are really g...

  • Thanks For a Successful Lobby Day!

    OPEA would like to thank the members who came to the capitol yesterday to speak with their legislators about the importance of addressing state employee pay this session. Members from all regions of the state and several different state agencies were able to visit with their own local representatives but also Rep. Leslie Osborn, HB3293 author; Rep.

  • Representatives Unanimously Pass State Employee Pay Bill

    Oklahoma City – Legislation with a goal of bringing state employee pay to at least 90 percent of market passed out of the House of Representatives Tuesday by a vote of 90-0. This vote was the first step in creating the “State Employee Pay Program”. If signed into law, this legislation would set aside three percent of the previous fiscal year’s payroll costs for salary adjustments each year.

  • Today is the Day - Make Your Voice Heard

    If you can't join us at the capitol today, be sure to contact your legislators at lunchtime. Tell your senator to support state employees by passing HB 3293 when it comes up for a vote and let them know how lack of pay raises has impacted you and your coworkers. Then, thank your house member for their support of the bill and let them know we appreciate their continued support of state employee pay throughout the legislative process.

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