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  • Raise Workers Salaries Before Directors

    The recent disclosure of pay increases for some state agency directors shows another example of inconsistency in Oklahoma’s state employee compensation system. A recent compensation study showed that state employee compensation lags more than 20 percent behind private sector compensation and Oklahoma began to implement a five-year plan to bring pay closer to the private market.   The director salary list shows that some agencies took a different approach in raising directors’ salaries with ...

  • Child Welfare Workers Are Part of 'The Solution'

    Deficiencies in Oklahoma’s child protective system cannot be blamed on the employees who work in the child welfare system. Even though child welfare workers and other DHS staff have the day-to-day responsibility for child protection, it is each Oklahoman’s responsibility to see that our children are safe.   The recent report on Oklahoma’s progress in improving its system shows that much work remains to be done to improve child protection.

  • Retirees, Get Ready to Tackle Pension COLA

    One of OPEA’s top priorities this next legislative session is making sure a cost of living increase for retired state employees approved and funded by the legislature. To make this happen, we will need all retired, soon-to-be retired and active state employees to advocate for this raise   . Retirees in OPERS have not had a raise in six years even though the cost of everyday expenses continues to increase.

  • Two OPEA Members Will Win $1,500 In Fall Campaign

    Your Ideas, Your Voice, Your OPEA – Grow It! OPEA members are the lifeblood of our Association and OPEA becomes stronger every time a new member joins. To help us grow, OPEA is beginning a new promotion to encourage members to recruit new state employees and reward state employees who make the decision to join OPEA.

  • Insurance Rates Set for 2015 Plan Year

      The rates for state employee health insurance were set at the Oklahoma Employees Insurance and Benefits (OEIB) Board Meeting Friday, August 1. The news was mixed this year. The rates for the most popular plan for active state employees, HealthChoice High, increased by three percent.

  • 2014 OPEA Annual Convention Agenda

    2014 Annual Convention  & Delegate Assembly August 22nd & 23rd Crowne Plaza Hotel Oklahoma City Friday, August 22nd OPEA Board Meeting 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Pension Presentation and Discussion 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Convention Registration Opens 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Plan Now To Attend OPEA's Annual Convention

    The theme of this year’s OPEA convention “Your Ideas, Your Voice, Your OPEA – Design It!” emphasizes the importance of having active members from across the state. OPEA leaders encourage members to attend the OPEA Annual Convention and Delegate Assembly to be held August 22nd and 23rd at the Crowne Plaza Oklahoma City, 2945 Northwest Expressway. This year’s convention will have meaningful discussion about OPEA’s future and opportunities for networking with fellow state employees.

  • Did You Find Candice?

    Did you find Candice? She was in Arcadia, just east of Edmond. Thanks to those members who sent in their guesses.

  • Submit Your 2014 Awards Nominations Now!

    OPEA members and chapters exhibiting exceptional dedication to OPEA’s mission will be honored at this year’s annual convention during the awards luncheon. Three individual awards and one chapter award will be announced. Nominations are currently being accepted for the following awards.

  • OPEA Is Looking For A Membership Rep

    OPEA will soon have an opening for a membership representative. This position will be responsible for organizing state employees and recruiting members at their work locations. They will also develop work location leaders and promote participation in OPEA activities and assist and support OPEA chapters.

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