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  • 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.

  • Candice Scarpitti Named Membership Director

    Candice Scarpitti has been selected as OPEA’s Membership Director, filling the vacancy left by Haley Blood's departure for other opportunities. Candice has been a membership representative working with members in  agencies like, Office of Veterans’ Affairs, DHS, Office of Juvenile Affairs and Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Candice joined the OPEA staff in 2012 after working several years as a child welfare worker at DHS.

  • OPEA Office Closed for Independence Day

    The OPEA offices will be closed Friday, July 4th for Independence Day and will reopen Monday July 7th. The staff hopes everyone has a fun and memorable Fourth of July celebration.

  • Where's Candice?

    OPEA's membership team continues to hit the road to visit with members. They are also working on plans for more meetings in all parts of Oklahoma in the next couple of weeks with OPEA Executive Director Sterling Zearley. We always value the input of state employees and retirees and welcome the opportunity to hear from you.  Since Oklahoma has so much to see, we are highlighting some of our attractions with our Where's Candice contest.

  • Filing Period Closes July 6th

    We have experienced technical difficulties with mailing the next edition of The Advocate. There is information in it about the upcoming regional directors' elections. If you are in a a region that is having an election or interested in running for president, please contact Trish Frazier at OPEA this week for more information.

  • Regional Election Filing Period Is Underway

    This summer OPEA members will get the opportunity to select a president and members in some regions will elect regional directors. The positions up for election this year are president and regional elections in Regions Two, Four, Six, Eight and Ten. Retirees in OPEA’s Eastern Region will also elect a director.

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