Legislation

The Oklahoma House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 1146, The Civil Services and Human Capital Modernization Act by Rep. Mike Osborn and Sen. Greg Treat. This bill brings up to date the state’s merit system for state agency employees and will make it more streamlined and efficient. OPEA has spent years studying Oklahoma’s and…

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photo explains that OPEA bases its candidate endorsements on their support of state employee and retiree issues no other issues are considered when the OPEA political action committee considers candidates for endorsement.

The Oklahoma Public Employees Association and The Oklahoma Public Employees Political Action Committee have endorsed the following Oklahoma Senate candidates for the 2020 general election. Senate District 3 Blake“Cowboy “ Stephens Senate District 9 Dewayne Pemberton Senate District 21 Tom Dugger Senate District 35 Jo Anna Dossett Senate District 37 Allison Ikley-Freeman Senate District 39…

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photo explains that OPEA bases its candidate endorsements on their support of state employee and retiree issues no other issues are considered when the OPEA political action committee considers candidates for endorsement.

    The following House of Representatives candidates have been endorsed by the Oklahoma Public Employees Association for their primary election. Any questions about OPEA endorsements may be sent to OPEA Executive Director Sterling Zearley. House District 11  Derrel Fincher , House District 12  Kevin McDugle. House District 14 Chris  Sneed, House District 15 Randy Randleman,…

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The Oklahoma Public Employees Association (OPEA) supports the Fiscal Year 2021 state budget passed by the House and Senate yesterday, despite the reductions in funds for core services, saying the association’s members expect state leaders to restore funding when state revenues sufficiently improve. “During this unprecedented time, our members understand the need to reduce budgets…

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OPEA Legislative Agenda

OPEA is proud to announce our legislative agenda for the upcoming Second Session of the 57th Oklahoma Legislature, which will begin in February 2020. Our agenda has been developed entirely with input from our members and is completely focused on improving state employment in every agency and department, as well as retirement. The agenda is…

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The members of the Oklahoma Public Employees Association (OPEA) applaud today’s announcement of pay raises for Department of Human Services employees which will significantly help improve their quality of life and the services they provide. Governor Stitt and DHS Director Justin Brown announced the pay adjustments in a press conference today saying the amounts were…

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Representative Daniel Pae Honored as 2019 OPEA Freshman Legislator of the Year

The Oklahoma Public Employees Association (OPEA) honored Rep. Daniel Pae (House District 62) as its 2019 Freshman Legislator of the Year for his work on state employee and retiree issues.  The association selected Rep. Pae,  who is Vice Chairman of the House Government Efficiency Committee,  because of his work in advancing legislation to improve state…

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Speaker of the House Charles McCall, Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, OPEA President Rita H

The Oklahoma Public Employees Association (OPEA) honored Sen. Dewayne Pemberton (Senate District Nine) as one of its 2019 Legislators of the Year.   The association selected Sen. Pemberton because of his perfect voting record on issues important to state employees and his support of active and retired state employees in his district. Sen. Pemberton was the…

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