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  • OETA's Oklahoma Forum To Discuss Oklahoma Wages

    OPEA Executive Director Sterling Zearley with  Fred Morgan of the State Chamber of Commerce and Jonathon Willner of Oklahoma City University will be on Oklahoma Forum on OETA, Sunday at 1 p.m. The program will later stream from the OETA site. We will link to that video when it becomes available.

  • Retired State Employees Need A Raise Too

      Retirees in the Oklahoma Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) have not had a cost of living adjustment (COLA) since 2008 even though their living expenses have continued to rise. It makes sense to change the system to allow for an increase.   The OPERS fund is healthy.

  • Dates Set for State Employee Retirees at The Capitol

      Retired state employees and those soon to be retired need to tell lawmakers that it is time for a cost of living adjustment. Please save the dates of  February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th to advocate for a retirement increase. If you are a retired state employee or are planning to retire soon please join us at the capitol on one of those dates.

  • Save The Dates for OPEA's "Speak Out For State Employees" Day At The Capitol

      The OPEA Board of Directors approved two OPEA "Rally Days" at the capitol for the next session. These days are state employees' chance to visit with their legislators and let them know what is important to the men and women who make state services possible. These days are a great way to communicate with the lawmakers who impact your paycheck, work conditions and retirement.

  • Three Board Members Take Oath During January Meeting

                Tracey Ritz (Region 8 - Creek & Tulsa Counties), Hank Swearingen (Region 2 - Beckham Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Grady, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Stephens, Tillman & Washita Counties) and Don Keenan (Retiree East -Retired members who live east of I35) are sworn in by OPEA President Jess Callahan during Saturday's board meeting.   Tracey, Hank and Don were re-elected to their board seats. OPEA members who want to be more involved...

  • OPEA Board Selects New Regional Directors

      Four OPEA members were chosen by the OPEA Board of Directors to fill vacant seats. The action was taken during the board's January meeting in Oklahoma City. These vacancies occurred due to retirements.

  • OPEA Board To Meet Saturday

    The OPEA Board of Directors will meet Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. These meetings are open and OPEA members who want to be more active in their association or want to learn more about OPEA are encouraged to attend. This is YOUR association and YOUR participation is always welcome.

  • Open Board Seats To Be Filled

    You may be a member who wants to get more involved with OPEA. If you are from Regions Four, Six or Ten, you might consider serving on the OPEA Board of Directors. The board is OPEA’s governing body and meets about six to eight times per year.

  • Funeral Services Set for OPEA PAC Trustee LeRoy Bridges

      OPEA staff and board members as well as the OPEAPAC trustees were saddened to hear of the passing of OPEA member and OPEAPAC trustee LeRoy Bridges. Mr. Bridges was a retired state employee and had been very politically active for years.

  • ..And The Winners Are...(drumroll please)

        OPEA President Jess Callahan drew the names of the the winners of the cash prizes ending the Fall Membership Campaign during last week's board meeting.   The winners of the two $1,500 prizes for recruiting new members were:   Gene Hartman from Tulsa who works for DHS and Darrell Walker from Oklahoma City who works for Department of Public Safety.     The winners of the two $500 prizes for new members who joined during the campaign were:   Teresa Stowe from ...

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